Active Citizenship Education as Guiding Principle for Lifelong Learning – Jul 2010

  • Outcome of the DARE Focus Meeting “Citizenship Reloaded: The Demand for Active Citizenship in Europe and its Implications for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE)”
  • Vilnius/Lithuania, July 1-3, 2010
  • Stakeholders from 16 European countries assessed the interrelation of EDC/HR and Active Citizenship within the context of Lifelong Learning.

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Children’s Rights for Adult Learners

The DARE focus meeting “Children’s Rights for Adult Learners” in Brussels (January 2010) explored the strategies of children’s rights education for adults, bearing in mind that it is mainly adults who in many cases protect and enforce children’s rights. Fourteen experts representing ten European organisations gathered for a two-day exchange of best practices and discussion of policy approaches in the field.

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Tackling Poverty and Social Exlusion by means of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights – Mar 2010

“I am convinced that there is an absolute connection between lack of education, democracy and human rights and an increase in poverty and social exclusion. Conversely, if you increase education, democratic participation and respect for human rights, you will decrease poverty.”

David Martin (MEP, Committees: International Trade, Human Rights) at his opening speech on  DARE s conference 2009,  March 5th

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Pathways Interconnecting History Education and Democratic Citizenship Education

Why is History Education in Europe so closely connected with Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education? Why does lifelong learning play a crucial role for integrating the national concepts of history, remembrance and citizenship into a European perspective? And how does the impact of the 1989 regime changes shape these concepts? Which theories and practical tools have already been developed to include this European dimension into local, regional, and national projects? These questions are the guiding stars of this DARE Blue Line publication.

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Fundraising Strategies for European EDC/HRE Initiatives

The publication “Fundraising strategies for European initiatives in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education” aims to highlight the EU policy framework in the field of EDC/HRE and to discuss successful fundraising strategies employed by stakeholders in the field. It is a result of a focus meeting jointly organized by DARE – Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning, IUC Europe and Humanity in Action.

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For a coherent policy frame for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights in Europe: Education and Culture Commission of the European Parliament – Apr 2009

  • Presentation to CULT Commission of the European Parliament on Thursday, 2 April 2009 by Frank Elbers (DARE Network)

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Intercultural Dialogue – Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education – Nov 2008

  • In the frame of the European conference, “Intercultural Dialogue – Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education”
  • Co-organised by the DARE network within its EU-funded project Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning, the Council of Europe DG IV, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (bmukk) and Zentrum POLIS
  • 230 people from 37 European countries representing the broad field of NGO practice, research and policy level attended the event
  • Vienna, 14-16 November 2008

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