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



A set of tools for promoting democracy and human rights through education was developed by the Council of Europe based on its member states’ experiences and expertise in this area, and is now known as an “EDC/HRE Pack”. It includes publications specifically addressed to policy makers, teacher trainers, school directors, school inspectors, universities and civil society organisations. These tools will also be of interest to all those concerned with the well-being of our societies and the role of education in this respect.

Compendium of good practice


The educational resource book “Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice” collects 101 exemplary practices of human rights education, education for democratic citizenship, and education for mutual respect and understanding. The resource book was published by the OSCE/ODIHR, OHCHR, UNESCO and Council of Europe, with HREA.



"Living Democracy" Manuals

The “Living Democracy” manuals provide teachers with high-quality lesson materials which have been tested by educators in several countries and are flexible enough to enable both experienced and trainee teachers to introduce citizenship and human rights education into their schools in a fun, interactive and challenging way. They draw on expert authors from different parts of Europe and cover the whole age range from primary to secondary or high school.