A seminar on the role of higher education in promotion of a culture of democracy and human rights was held on 13-14 November 2014 in Pavlodar. The seminar was organized within the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Programme “Supporting Education Policies in Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Kazakhstan”, which was officially launched on 20-21 September 2013 in Astana.
This seminar was part of the current activities of the Council of Europe in the field of higher education, which examine the role of higher education institutions as active promoters of democratic citizenship and human rights education. It brought together over 70 rectors, pro-rectors, professors, directors of schools and teachers from all over the country and was targeted on how the higher education institutions can contribute for the development of sustainable democratic culture. The seminar was also focused on the development of the teaching methods for promoting human rights and democratic citizenship at schools and higher education institutions. More
The 20th meeting of the Network of Coordinators for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education took place in Strasbourg on 14 and 15 November 2013. It was an opportunity for the Coordinators to present the recent developments in the field of citizenship and human rights education in their respective countries and to share with the network the challenges and priorities for the upcoming period. The Coordinators were also provided with an overview of the Council of Europe activities on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights in 2013 and with the objectives of the Programme for 2014. Finally, the preliminary results of the first cycle of pilot projects implemented within the framework of the EU/CoE Pilot Project Scheme on “Human Rights and Democracy in Action” were presented to the network. Discussions in working groups enabled to draw the conclusions from this first experience and to formulate recommendations to be considered in the 2014 cycle of pilot projects. More
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Do you have a say in school discussions? Is everyone accepted in your school? Are all students treated as equals? How are human rights and other collective social concerns represented in your school life? What do democracy and human rights education at school mean to you? How would you like to promote your ideas to others?
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A conference to mark the official launching of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Supporting Education Policies in Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Kazakhstan” was held on 20-21 September 2013 in Astana.
This event generated great interest with over a hundred participants from schools and universities from different parts of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Education and Science, representatives of teachers’ associations and other institutions. More
Hungary was the first country to experience the half day training module on “Respect of Human Dignity at School” jointly designed by Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro and Romania within the Pilot Project “Travel Pass to Democracy: supporting teachers in preparing students for active citizenship” on 20 September in Budapest.
The audience, which consisted of school head teachers, teachers and trainees, had the opportunity to discuss situations where human dignity and children’s rights were violated at school and to find solutions to ensure increased respect and promotion of these rights. More