Symposium on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education

The Council of Europe Directorate of Education and Languages and the CoE Office in Skopje in cooperation with the Ministry of Education have organised a symposium on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, followed by a seminar for elementary school teachers, which took place on 15-16 June 2009 in the premises of the EU Info Center in Skopje.

The symposium was opened by Mr Pero Stojanovski, Minister of Education and Science. The seminar is part of a project entitled "Exploring Children's Rights to strengthen Sustainable Education on the Rights of the Child’ that the Council of Europe and the Bureau for Development of Education have supported over the past two years.  The seminar was attended by approximately 25 elementary school teachers, advisors from the Bureau for Development of Education and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as representatives from international organisations working on related areas. Its aim was to discuss education for democratic citizenship and its integration in the national curricula.