The vision behind the Timor-Leste youth policy strategy formulated in 2007 and re-formulated in 2017 is “to live in a society where young men and women have access to education, health, vocational courses, and are endowed with the moral values of citizenship for a responsible and healthy life. Under the current conditions, a weak economy and public infrastructure and relatively low expenditures for education (116 in the world), it is clear, that this vision can only be put into practice with the active contribution of the youth itself, involving as citizens, creating social capital, where economic capital is not yet available for structural funding. Involving means in this context, co-creating learning spaces for active citizenship, a peaceful and a healthy life in a self-responsible way, where youth might develop the necessary competencies important for their further development. In particular the youth has an important role to play, since East Timor is a country with a growing young population (32 of the world) and high birth rates (27 of the world; CIA The World Factbook).Continue reading “Project: Empowering SSYS Youth Promoters and Youth Trainers in Timor-Leste”
The Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competencies for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) was adopted in 2017 and is setting standards for Education for Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education in schools. For the NECE network DARE is organizing a focus group aiming to mainstream the framework, together with polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools and AdB – Association of German Educational Organisations.Continue reading “Project: Focus Group Competencies for Democratic Culture”
SemiFit is a series of fora for experienced trainers in Human Rights Education and Education for Democratic Citizenship. It aims to create a space for experienced trainers from different fields to exchange competences (VASK: Values, Attitudes, Skills, Knowledge) and experience on the different domains of intercultural trainings.Continue reading “Project SemiFit: Seminars for Intercultural Trainers in Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education”
The project aimed to develop educational tools that allow to learn something about the so called “European Values”. What is a value and what makes it European? Seems to be an easy question, but while trying to answer, we realize that its actually more difficult the more we think about it. Especially this happens in a Europe, where a common understanding across the member states becomes even less feasible. Between 2017 and 2020 the #TEVIP partners worked on this question and developed educational tools.Continue reading “Project TEVIP: Transforming European Values into Practice”
2017/2018 DARE members work on the question how education could respond on current political trends such as populism or post-truth. We discuss these issues from an organisational perpective, taking into account the shrinking spaces for civil society, but as well on the level of concrete pedagogical work.Continue reading “STEPS Project – Survival Toolkit: Populism, radicalisation and the response of education”
A project which exemplary study policies, frames, settings and conditions for citizenship education with children aged 8 to 12 in six European countries Besides identifying policy frames, approaches, concepts and existing practice the project aims at supporting educational staff with exemplary materials which support interactive, fun, innovative, multilingual democratic learning.Continue reading “Engage – Building together European learning material on Citizenship Education”
The project EDC for All – qualifying and mainstreaming Education for Democratic Citizenship within Europe aims at the transfer of EDC relevant policies, methods and support mechanisms in an European context.
The second phase of DARE network was a EU Lifelong Learning supported GRUNDTVIG network focussing on fostering the capacities of DARE members and the field of non-formal EDC/HRE on three levels:
The DARE network was successfully established by support of the EU Socrates program as GRUNDTVIG network from 2003-2006.
The fund enabled the participating organisations for developing common working groups on policy and for the exchange of pedagogical concepts with the ambition to support the European cooperation of Adult learning organisations in EDC/HRE work and foster the dialogue on European policy development for the sector.
During 2005 the European NECE conference was organised in Berlin with DARE as partner.