Summer Academy “Human Rights in Action”

Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights (EDC/HRE)

Summer Academy “Human Rights in Action”

On 20-28 June 2012 the South East Europe (SEE) Summer Academy ‘Human Rights in Action’ will be held in Cetinje, Montenegro. The purpose of the Academy is to strengthen the capacity of school heads, teachers and representatives from NGOs or parents’ associations to implement and promote principles and practices of citizenship and human rights education in their schools and local communities.

The Summer Academy translates Council of Europe’s policy into practice by offering training in line with the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education and based on Council of Europe manuals to education professionals and community representatives from South East Europe.

Based on a similar training model of the Summer Academy “Democracy at School”, which takes place annually in Poland, the SEE Academy uses a whole school approach to citizenship and human rights education. Thus, it addresses multiple levels, ranging from the individual teachers, the classroom, and the school to the community. A central part of the training is the development of an action plan by each team to implement upon return, with concrete activities and projects.

The Summer Academy is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Education and Science, Montenegro; the Bureau for Educational Services, Montenegro; the Council of Europe and the European Wergeland Centre.