Networking Panel 1

Advocacy Strategies – Empowering Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education by cooperating with European intergovernmental organisations

Citizenship and Human Rights Education are crucial for a functioning democratic system. Non-formal education has a core role to play in this context as it offers young people and adults practical training so that they gain civic competences. But when it comes to the question of money, NGOs running EDC/HRE activities all over Europe face heavy budgetary cuts and very often, just lip service from politicians. The Council of Europe Charter for EDC/HRE adopted in May 2011 asks member states of the COE to support EDC/HRE and non-formal learning. In this panel the question will be addressed of how far the Charter has reached the grass roots in the COE member states and what NGOs can do in order to debate the charter on the political level.

Yulia Pererva, Council of Europe (France)
Pavel Chacuk, ODIHR (Poland)

Moderation: Georg Pirker, DARE Network (Europe)


NECE Newsletter 02/2018

NECE Conference 2018: Brave new Worlds?! The Future of Democracy and Citizenship Education
6 - 9 September 2018, Marseille (France)
Conference documentation available here.

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NECE asked Lorenzo Marsili in what way the results of the parliamentary elections in Italy fit in Europe’s current political landscape. Read the comment here.

bpb statement to the Public consultation on EU funds in the area of values and mobility
The consultation took place as part of the preparations for the Multiannual Financial Framework which will define and shape the EU Budget after 2020. Click here for the PDF-Icon statement and the PDF-Icon questionnaire.

DARE (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe) Mini-conference on Populism and Democratic Resilience
14 June 2018 in Nafplio, Greece
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25th EUROCLIO Annual Conference and Professional Training and Development Course: Mediterranean Dialogue
April 21-26 2018 in Marseille
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Eurydice Brief: Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017
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NAME CHANGE: “Hard to Reach” Focus Group now “All-in network” - Your chance to get involved!
Labelling learners as “Hard to Reach” immediately suggests that the problem lies with the learner rather than the educational system.
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MAPPING TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE: Experience of Change after the End of Communism, edited by Louisa Slavkova
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Civic Education in Eastern Europe - bpb publishes collection of essays as free e-book
The publication is available in English and Russian language.