“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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The publication is introducing different methods of facilitating Human Rights Education and Education for Democratic Citzenship. A training documentation.
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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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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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- 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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