Unsung Hero Dialogues: Report about the Working Conditions in Civil Society and Non-formal Education

Promoting Solidarity and Diversity through Awareness and Policy Reform. A survey among European NGO workers and activists was initiated in early summer 2020 and ended in September 2021 with a final conference in Erfurt and a final report.

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DEMOGAMES – Youth Training in Almuñécar

From 28th of November to 4th of December 2021, the DEMOGAMES project – Democracy and Games: Analog and Digital Game-Based Learning Tools for Youth Work (2019-2-DE04-KA205-018330) – has organized its youth training in Almuñécar hosted by DA2 Trucados. This is the second youth event after the digital experience hosted online by CGE Erfurt.

Involving a group of participants, organization volunteers and youth leaders from Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Romania and from Greece and Poland representing the DARE Network, during this meeting we had the opportunity to play for the first time some of the DEMOGAMES prototypes and and connect the learning processes of each game with the Competences for Democratic Culture.

In this youth event we had the privilege to try for the first time on the table Utopia Island, a long and complex game that shows players how to start a democracy after a dictatorship in an interesting island. At the same time, we continued developing the Competences for Democratic Culture Cards, recently designed, for which we are finding play modes that support the reflection on interactive and group ways.

Emotions and values came to the gaming tables and to the beach and countryside reflections after each day of gaming. It was a beautiful process that supported confirming the games rules and connecting the educational and gaming process to the young players needs.

The youth group shared interest in contributing to the design and feedback processes of DEMOGAMES. They received extra training on games facilitation and the added value of game based learning. We look forward to receiving their comments from the games they will play with their peers!

After the training ended, we celebrated a project management meeting where we could have a detailed review of the manual for youth workers and set deadlines for the next months of online collaboration towards the Training of Trainers, Manual and MOOC final stages.

(by Ramon Martinez)

Discussion: A Healthy Digitalisation for Digital Wellbeing – Nov 30, 2021

We all know how ambiguous the digitalisation feels for many citizens in Europe. On the other hand, we understand that it contributes also to inclusion, participation and feeling well in our society. Is this contradictory?

The DIGIT-AL project (Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship) invites you to involve in a vivid debate on a healthy digitalisation for digital wellbeing at Tuesday, November 30 2021, 15:00-16:30 (Brussels) online.

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Project DIGIT-AL: Training about Digital Competent Adult Educators in Porto

The training in the framework of the DIGIT-AL project was focusing on needs and motivations of educators in order to understand the digital transformation and to include it more as a topic in their pedagogical practices. Hosted by the DARE member Rede Inducar, the participants from Portugal, Romania, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, the United States and Italy explored the different concepts of digital competence and identified aspects which are in particular relevant for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE).

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Grundtvig Award 2021 ceremony at November 18, 2021

Today the Grundtvig Arward arrived by mail! The jury of the European Association for the Education of Adults selected this year the DIGIT-AL project in the category “transnational”. The project is coordinated by the DARE member Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten and includes the member organisations Rede Inducar, Jan Tonissoni Instituut, EDC Latvia, Partners Bulgaria, CCI Trento and the DARE network.

The award ceremony will take place online at the EAEA Annual Conference 2021: Learning to exercise democracy in a digital world at November 17/18.

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EntreComp 360: Partner Meeting in Madrid

With the full energy of an hybrid meeting where parts of a group were able to meet in presence, the EntreComp 360 project team met after a long time again in Madrid. Hosted by Innogate to Europe the coordinators of Bantani Education (BE), Materahub (IT), Not a Bad Idea (FI), The Womens Organisation (UK), DARE Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (BE) and the project coordinator University of Iceland (IS) were planning the next steps toward the one-stop online platform, guides for specific educational contexts and online courses.

Currently, the launch of the online platform is upcoming, as well as the release of the first guides on how the EntreComp framework might become helpful in non-formal learning and youth work (led by DARE). Also the editorial teams for the next guides were already creating first content: on female entrepreneurship (led by The Womens Organisation) and assessment (led by Bantani/University of Iceland).

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Grundtvig Award 2021 for the DIGIT-AL project

The European Association for the Education of Adults awarded the project DIGIT-AL with the Grundtvig Award 2021 in the category “Transnational Project”. The ceremony will take place in the frame of the EAEA Annual Conference 2021: Learning to exercise democracy in a digital world on November 17/18, 2021.

More: EAEA Media Release

“The Grundtvig Award is a great honor for us. It motivates us to continue on our path and work to ensure that more adult Europeans can learn fundamentally about digitisation as a major political and social issue. ”

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EPALE Community Conference 2021: Meet DARE at the panel: Digital activism and democracy

On 12 and 13 October 2021, EPALE is hosting its annual Community Conference, which will be held entirely online. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss how adult education and learning can help reshape our society, promoting inclusive and sustainable models.

The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated vulnerabilities in our globalised and interconnected world, with profound and long-lasting effects. Fast-paced changes on multiple levels – digital, demographic, and environmental – have been the norm in recent times. In this context, the conference revolves around the concept of transition. Transitions are full of uncertainty and instability, but being inherently transformative, they also provide an extraordinary opportunity to sketch out new models, paying particular attention to the challenge of not leaving anyone behind.

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Policy Recommendations: Learning the Digital Lifelong

Positions and reflections from the perspective of Education for Democratic Citizenship/­ Human Rights Education. From the project DIGIT-AL Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship.

Published: 01/09/2021
G. Pirker, D. Kolarova (ed.)
58 pages, Brussels 2021


  • Human rights and democracy in the digital world
  • Aims of learning the digital.
  • Digital transformation through lifelong learning
  • Processes, methodologies, structures and quality
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