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Shared histories is an interactive e-book gathering a set of exemplar teaching and learning materials, primarily intended for use in teacher training.
The e-book, which is the collective work of European history educators, explores ideas related to the concept of shared histories.
It lays the emphasis on shared experiences rather than different interpretations of the same event. It explores the idea that your history is also our history and likewise our history is also the history of the other, although this does not mean that it is not multifactorial – “shared” does not mean “the same as”.
This project explores shared ideas within the universe of differences and recognises that all experiences, including conflicts, are shared.

It is available free – on http://shared-histories.coe.int – in English, with certain elements in French.
Governments are invited to fund the translation of the e-book into their national languages.

Leaflet
E-Book
Press release



--> Launch of ground-breaking inter-active e-book "Shared Histories for a Europe without dividing lines" (5 May 2014) E-book Shared Histories

Shared histories is an interactive e-book gathering a set of exemplar teaching and learning materials, primarily intended for use in teacher training.
The e-book, which is the collective work of European history educators, explores ideas related to the concept of shared histories.
It lays the emphasis on shared experiences rather than different interpretations of the same event. It explores the idea that your history is also our history and likewise our history is also the history of the other, although this does not mean that it is not multifactorial – “shared” does not mean “the same as”.
This project explores shared ideas within the universe of differences and recognises that all experiences, including conflicts, are shared.

It is available free – on http://shared-histories.coe.int – in English, with certain elements in French.
Governments are invited to fund the translation of the e-book into their national languages.

Leaflet
E-Book
Press release

Roma
RomaMaking Human Rights for Roma a reality

Several events and important developments will mark the following weeks within the activities of the Support Team of the Special Representative, and particularly within the Joint Programmes ROMED and ROMACT.
Launched in 2013, the second phase of the ROMED2 Programme and the ROMACT Programme are being implemented at an intensive pace.
On the 27th and 28th March 2014, the National Teams involved in the ROMED2 and ROMACT Programmes, from Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, and “the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia”, gathered in Strasbourg at the European Youth Center to discuss progress made so far in their respective countries, as well steps to be taken forward.
The 1st of April 2014 marks the prolongation of the commitment of both Council of Europe and European Commission in the implementation of the ROMED2 Programme until the end of March 2015, another year where the participation of Roma citizen at local level continues to be encouraged through mediation. For more information on developments in ROMED2 programme, please visit http://coe-romed.org or our facebook page.
The Council of Europe also provided the opportunity to around 50 Roma representatives to attend the EU’s 3rd Roma Summit, taking place in Bruxelles on 4 April 2014, where EU Commissioners, Heads of States and other European important figures took stock of progress made on Roma inclusion in the European Union since the last Roma summit in 2010.

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Beat bullying!

Bullying in schoolsThe role of citizenship and human rights education

Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general school climate and for the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear. Bullying is the consequence of aggressive behaviour that has to be stopped and prevented.
Education for democratic citizenship and human rights plays a crucial role in raising awareness and promoting the respect of human dignity and social cohesion among learners and educators.
There is something that can be done about bullying.

To find more information:

- Watch the Council of Europe's film 'Beat Bullying'
- Website of the education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights


Campaign
No hate speech movementNo Hate Speech Movement

An overflow of xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination inundates cyberspace: Hate Speech online has recently turned into a major form of human rights abuse, with serious consequences both online and offline. Spreading, inciting, justifying or promoting expressions of hatred amongst young people on internet has become a pressing challenge for today’s societies. The Council of Europe’s answer to these compelling threats is the Youth project on combating Hate Speech Online, an initiative aiming at fighting racism and discrimination in the online articulation of hate speech

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