Competences for Democratic Culture and non-formal Education

DARE and Zentrum Polis have been coordinating an experiential two years test of the Council of Europes Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture in various settings of cooperation between formal and non-formal education.

DARE BLUE LINES: Competences for Democratic Culture
in the Non-Formal Educational Sector

Patricia Hladschik, Claudia Lenz, Georg Pirker (Ed.)
With articles of Ole Jantschek, Laura Meijer, Simon Oesterle, Hanna Lorenzen, Thimo Nieselt and contributions from Paola Carega, Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, Ramón Martínez.
91 pages, DARE Blue Lines 2020

How can the RFCDC interplay with other competence frameworks? How can a competence based approach contribute to build a bridge between the inherent field logics of formal and non-formal education? Where are practical benefits and limitations? An extensive field study and practice test allowed to draw findings for the field of cooperation between different sectors of learning, for using the RFCDC as a tool to support peer-learning, and as a reflection instrument for the design and conduction of non-formal learning processes, of educational practice and to support educators in EDC/HRE reflecting about their role and position in learning and educating, for, through and and about democracy.

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Publication: Translating European Values into Practice

A manual published in 2020. Available in English, German, Italian, and Polish languages.

What are European values? Do they actually still exist? We cannot take for granted that what is enshrined in the International Treaties is still valid today. The social, economic, political and cultural context has changed considerably. Therefore, we have decided to start from the beginning. And by “beginning”, we mean here and now.

The “here and now” shows us a growing sense of urgency to understand the complexity of contemporary society, to act as responsible citizens in the interest of the Common Good and to direct our efforts particularly at situations of marginality, exploitation and injury to personal dignity.

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Publication: STEPS -Survival Toolkit for EDC in Post-factual Societies

In October 2018 DARE published a new textbook/toolkit on Populism, Post-factualism and Radicalisation and its relation to EDC work with young people.

Editors: Ramon Martinez, Georg Pirker

Contributors: Danilo Vicca, Dr. Rebecca Welge/Dr. Saskia Ruth-Lovell/Robert Lovell, Amanda Warner, Calin Rus, Despina Karakatsani, Ilze Tralmaka, Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Daniela Kolarova, Alex Klobouk, Margot Kapfer/ Susanne Reitmair-Juárez, Zuzana Schreiberová, Tõnis Saarts, Sulev Valdmaa, Tim Scholz/Georg Pirker/Ina Bielenberg, Despina Karakatsani/Dora Katsamori, Martina Camatta/Elisa Rapetti, Danilo Vicca/ Anna Paola Tantucci/Viviana da Paola, Iveta Verse, Marit Langmyr/Evgenia Khoroltseva/Lillian Hjorth, Lavinia Visan/Oana Bajka, Edurne Grau/Ramon Martinez, Tanveer Parnez

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A Europe of Active Citizens: Assessment, Policy Responses and Recommendations on Active Citizenship Education

Report of the International conference in Budapest, November 11, 2010

More than 100 international practitioners, researchers and policy makers from the local, national and EU level came together to discuss international studies surveys like the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), trends in education policies in Europe, and European policy responses in active citizenship education.

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