“Education for Democracy - The role of education for the development of competences for democratic culture”

Brussels, 11-12 April 2016

 

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About the conference:

In line with the Action Plan adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 19 May 2015, it is proposed that the theme of the Ministerial Conference be “Education for Democracy – the role of education for the development of competences for democratic culture” and that possible solutions, based on the principles of the Council of Europe, to the challenges in implementing citizenship education at national, European and global levels are put forward.

Three sub-themes will be proposed for discussion by Ministers:

  • Development of competences for the strengthening of the culture of democracy;
  • The effectiveness of current education policies, curricula and training programmes on democratic culture and citizenship, in particular with regard to the fight against violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism;
  • European vs Global challenges in citizenship education – implementation of the UN Agenda for Education 2030 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”