DARE Network organises a workshop in the Lifelong Learning Week. Discuss with us, how democracy- and human rights-related learning can lead to impact on democratic life. Where education and key competences come into play, and how these link to the civic space and civic engagement.
The General Assembly was dedicated to the anniversary. Twenty years ago, Europe was different. The new member states were not yet part of the EU, the transition to democracy and the question of how Europe would come together anew after the collapse of the dictatorships in Central and Eastern Europe were in the foreground. For us it was and is clear: on the basis of democracy and human rights, in a society that promotes co-determination and public engagement, that enables its citizens to think critically and to act actively and in solidarity. After twenty years, some things have changed, some things have remained similar. What is clear is that advocacy for democracy education is as necessary as ever. Today, in the face of populism and polarization, war again, democracy fatigue and shrinking places and global crises.
Supporting the voice of antiracism in Europe – the honourable ENAR network. DARE signed the support letter against the diffamation of antiracist work by François-Xavier Bellamy (European People’s Party) as “radical”. We and 57 other organisations request to denounce MEPs for using Parliamentary premises to defame and slander civil society organisations. As a concrete and hopefully efficient measure the open letter asks the EP to participate in Anti-Racism and Diversity Week.
New era, new habits, new solutions. In the frame of the project, where DARE member CIVES was involved – DARE Project – Digital Awareness for Resilience Experiences- a digital toolkit for remote co-design activities was launched – an open-source toolkit for the development of online creative collaborative projects.
The project ‘Building European Solidarity Today’ (BEST), co-financed by the Erasmus+ program, has successfully closed its third European edition (2020-2022). Coordinated by Center for Peace Studies (Croatia), BEST has also been implemented in France (by La Ligue de l’Enseignement), by DARE member Cives Foundation in Spain, Poland (by School with Class Foundation), Italy (by Arci) and Slovenia (by Humanitas).
Liceal aims to support adult learners, particularly those who face difficulties in the labour market and social marginalisation, to develop social, civic and relational skills which may contribute to their social inclusion and active participation in democratic life as well as to their employability.