Education for a society without fear

Strasbourg 25 July 2017
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Education for a society without fear

Education International’s Deputy General Secretary, Haldis Holst, has strongly reaffirmed the importance of human rights and citizenship education to meet global challenges and achieve mutual respect in democratic societies.

Respect for each other’s rights - “educating children to be able to live together and to function in a society” - is vital, said Education International (EI) Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst recently. She was participating in a discussion on ‘Why is education in democracy and human rights important?’ at the Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe, ‘Learning to live together’, organised by the Council of Europe from 20-22 June in Strasbourg, France.

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