The Council of Europe Conference “Democracy in Action” will be held in Athens on the 6th and 7th of June 2019. It will take stock of and contribute to giving further visibility to educational resources developed in the framework of Council of Europe’s education programmes and stimulate synergies to promote Democracy and Human Rights in the field of education, in connection particularly to the Democratic Schools Network and the implementation of the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture.
The conference will also be the occasion to launch the new website Living Democracy which has been developed by Zurich University of Teacher Education in cooperation with the Council of Europe.
The event is organised in cooperation between the Council of Europe, Zurich University of Teacher Education and the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Greece which will be hosting the event. It has been made possible by a generous financial contribution by the Government of Switzerland (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI).
The participants include the members of the Education Policy Advisors Network of the Council of Europe (EPAN), EPAN lead experts, Council of Europe authors of publications, Zurich University experts, teacher trainers, practitioners, policy makers, school representatives.
- Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC): The key tool for a democratic school culture
- Living Democracy website: online materials for democracy and human rights in schools
- Inclusive practices in schools and resources
Official opening of the conference
Mr. Matjaž GRUDEN, Director of Democratic Participation, Council of Europe