This online compendium presents a considerable number of resources developed mainly by the Council of Europe or partners and other organisations.

These resources may be used to assist you in your work on or in finding out more about the six main themes of the “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All” project and the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture.

The resources are freely available. You are kindly asked to acknowledge the author and/or source when using them.
 

Using the Compendium

The filter in the column to the right of the screen may help you narrow down your search. Use the tags to find quickly the resources you are looking for according to theme, type of document and/or target group.

Each listed resource includes a short abstract summarising the resource content, the languages in which it is available, and ISBN number (when available).

A look at our Past (2011) Teaching Pack

A look at our past is a supplementary interactive teaching pack on non-political aspects of the history of Cyprus. History educators from Austria, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and the United Kingdom shared their experiences with Cypriot colleagues on how to reflect cultural diversity...

Read More

Addressing violence in schools (2016)

A collaborative and reflective report on sustainable means for addressing and preventing violence in schools. Produced in co-operation with Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland and Romania. The main goals of the project “Addressing Violence in Schools through ECD/HRE” have been to raise awareness...

Read More

Advancing democratic practice: A self-assessment guide for higher education (Council of Europe higher education series No. 14) (2010)

What is democratic governance and how can it benefit universities and higher education institutions in preparing students to become participating, democratic adult citizens? How can universities and other higher education institutions evaluate how they contribute to their students' education for...

Read More

All different – all Equal (2016). Education pack

The usefulness of the pack stems from the variety and creativity of the methodologies proposed. More than twenty years after the “all different – all equal” campaign, the role plays, simulation exercises, case studies and cooperative group work that it proposes remain an inspiration to many youth...

Read More

Anti-rumours handbook (2018)

The Anti-Rumour Strategy (ARS) is a long-term process of social change which seeks to prevent discrimination, foster inclusion and harness the potential of diversity by reshaping perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours of citizens and specific target groups. This handbook is a practice-oriented...

Read More

Bioethical Issues - Educational Fact Sheets (2013)

Train your pupils in a participatory approach, which is fundamental to education for citizenship, by organising an informed, multidisciplinary debate on bioethical issues. This teaching aid is designed in particular for fourth form to upper sixth form teachers of biology, philosophy and civic...

Read More

Bookmarks - A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education (Revised edition) (2016)

Bookmarks is useful for educators wanting to address hate speech online from a human rights perspective, both inside and outside the formal education system. The manual is designed for working with learners aged 13 to 18 but the activities can be adapted to other age ranges. Bookmarks was...

Read More

Bullying: Perspectives, Practices and Insights (2017)

This book aims to explain to both experts and the interested layperson what is known about bullying, its causes, effects and, crucially, how it can be reduced, in particular by fostering social and emotional skills in young people. Authors from more than a dozen countries have contributed to this...

Read More

Child participation assessment tool (2016)

In recent years, children’s participation in decision making in all matters affecting them has gained ground. Today the importance of listening to children and young people is recognised as fundamental to their human dignity and healthy development. This Assessment Tool provides specific and...

Read More

Comparative study on blocking, filtering and take-down of illegal internet content (2017)

The Council of Europe commissioned a comparative study from the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in respect of filtering, blocking and take-down of illegal content on the internet in the 47 member states of the Organisation. This study describes and assesses the legal framework but also the...

Read More

Compasito - manual on human rights education for children (2000)

Compasito addresses adult educators who work with children. It provides them with theoretical and methodological information and substantial discussion of the book’s human rights themes. Compasito also encourages educators to adapt material to reflect their own and their children’s reality....

Read More

Compass - manual for human rights education with young people online resource (2002)

Compass and its publication in various language versions has been the medium through which human rights education has been brought onto the agenda of youth work and into the curricula of many schools. National networks for human rights education have been created in several countries where they...

Read More

Competences for democratic culture - Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies (2016) A conceptual model of competences

This document describes a conceptual model of the competences which need to be acquired by learners if they are to participate effectively in a culture of democracy and live peacefully together with others in culturally diverse democratic societies. It is intended that the model will be used to...

Read More

Crossroads of European Histories - Multiple Outlooks on Five Key Moments in the History of Europe (CD + Book) (2009)

How can history teaching contribute to a spirit of tolerance with respect to promoting different points of view, respect for others and developing the critical and autonomous judgement of future active citizens within democratic societies? The present publication, accompanied by a CD-Rom and a...

Read More

Curriculum Development and Review for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (2015)

Effective teaching and learning processes require well-trained teachers, positive learning environments and high-quality learning materials. This is underpinned by education policy, including curriculum development and review, which is the main focus of this book. The strengthening of education...

Read More

Democratic governance of schools (2007) guidelines for teachers and school leaders on adopting a democratic governance (and whole school approach)

This manual is a practical tool that is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice in EDC. It is part of a series of tools that, together, make up the Council of Europe’s “EDC pack”. What is democratic governance and how can it benefit schools in preparing young people to become...

Read More

Developing a culture of co-operation when teaching and learning history. Training units for teachers (2016)

The e-publication Developing a culture of co-operation when teaching and learning history is a self-study text for teachers and trainee teachers. It is intended to further the professional development of teachers and supplement other aspects of pre-service or in-service training. A chapter...

Read More

Developing attitudes to recognition: substantial differences in an age of globalisation (Council of Europe higher education series No. 13) (2010)

The concept of "substantial differences" - far from being a dry, technical topic for a book on higher education policy - goes to the heart of how we view qualifications and education and is the key concept of the Council of Europe/UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning...

Read More

Digital Citizenship Education (DCE) - 10 Domains leaflet

This leaflet presents the ten digital citizenship domains conceptually gathered in three groups with the intention to define better the competences that digital citizens should develop: being online, wellbeing online and rights online. The first group, Being online, includes domains that relate...

Read More

Digital citizenship education - Volume 1: Overview and new perspective. Supporting children and young people to participate safely, effectively, critically and responsibly in a world filled with social media and digital technologies. (2017)

Supporting children and young people to participate safely, effectively, critically and responsibly in a world filled with social media and digital technologies is a priority for educators the world over. This volume, the first in a Digital Citizenship Education series, reviews the existing...

Read More

DOmino - A manual to use peer group education as a means to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and intolerance, 3rd edition (2005)

This publication ‘DOmino’ tries to promote peer group education within formal and informal educational settings. DOmino is aimed at youth and social workers, teachers and youth leaders, as well as young people wishing to get involved in such programmes. The different sections of DOmino contain...

Read More

Don't judge a book by its cover! The living Library Organiser's Guide (2011)

In the Living Library, Books are people, and reading consists of a conversation. The Living Library attempts to challenge prejudice by facilitating a conversation between two people: Books and Readers. Books are volunteers who have either been subjected to discrimination themselves or represent...

Read More

Education for change - Change for education

This manifesto argues that there should be a stronger focus on education as preparation for i. life as active citizens in modern, complex and democratic societies of today and of tomorrow, and ii. personal development. The full text of the manifesto in different languages can be found on the web...

Read More

Education for Democracy and Human Rights in 10 Steps (2017)

Democracy and human rights enable us to live in peace and guarantee the dignity of all people. But this can only be achieved if everyone respects the principles and rules of democracy and human rights. Relevant lifelong education from childhood onwards is therefore necessary. A ten-step programme.

Read More

Education for democratic citizenship: policies and regulatory frameworks (2003)

This report summarises the keynote addresses of the international seminar on Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and the results of the working groups. (read more) The International Seminar on Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) Policies and Regulatory Frameworks, which took place...

Read More

Education for the prevention of discrimination, 2011/2012 (DISC)

This publication focuses on education for the prevention of discrimination. Regarding education professionals, the objective is clearly to focus on the multiplier effect which these professionals have on the younger generations. By tackling the issue upstream, before discrimination happens, and...

Read More

Education for the prevention of violence in schools, 2011/2012 (VIO) - Training units

These training units are available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try them out, to adapt them and further develop them. Available in English and French.

Read More

Education mobility, otherness. The mediation functions of schools (2015)

This document has a dual purpose: cognitive, insofar as it proposes a simple – but wide-ranging – model for conceptualising language education policy choices based on the mobility of social agents; and institutional and political, because this model and the illustrations that are given of it in...

Read More

Equal opportunities for all children: Non-discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) children and young people (2016)

The first part of this publication contains a concise analysis of challenges, gaps and opportunities in the field of human rights of LGBTI children and young people. The second part provides a collection of good practices and policies to combat discrimination against children on the grounds of...

Read More

Eradicating violence against children - Council of Europe actions (2008)

This book references the Council of Europe's work on violence against children and provides insights into the processes that have led to its many conventions, recommendations, decisions, programmes, reports and publications. The Council of Europe promotes and secures children's human rights...

Read More

ETINED - Volume 1: 7th Session of the Prague Forum (2016)

This publication reflects the discussions held at the 7th Session of the Prague Forum and provides strong evidence of the drive in Europe to promote high quality, corruption-free education based on common ethical principles. Offering many national examples and good practice in this area, it also...

Read More

ETINED - Volume 2: Ethical principles (2016)

What are the ethical principles on which education policy in Europe today should be based? How can we achieve genuine ethics, transparency and integrity in schools and universities? What approach should be adopted to counter the various forms of corruption that affect the education sector at...

Read More

ETINED - Volume 4: Codes of conduct for teachers in Europe: A background study (2017)

This study provides an overview of the current situation in Europe regarding the use, implementation and impact of codes of conduct for school teachers. It proposes an in-depth analysis of the content, policy framework, dissemination and impact of selected codes of conduct from several countries....

Read More

ETINED - Volume 5: South-East European Project on Policies for Academic Integrity (2018)

This study focuses on academic integrity in higher education in six countries of South-Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”[1]. The results provide recommendations, examples of good practice and guidelines for...

Read More

Europe matters - A question of values (2016). A educational game about European values!

Teachers, teach your pupils aged 8-12 more about Europe’s shared values: freedom of expression, a fair justice system, gender equality, abolition of the death penalty, free elections and diversity/non-discrimination. Have fun taking part in team challenges, and discussing all the issues while...

Read More

European Pack for visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum: Guidelines for Teachers and Educators (2010)

This pack is designed for teachers wishing to organise student visits to authentic places of remembrance, and for the guides, academics and others who work every day with young people at Auschwitz. How are they concerned by what happened at Auschwitz? Is the unprecedented process of exclusion...

Read More

Freedom(s) - Learning activities for secondary schools on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (2015)

This human rights education textbook presents 12 learning activities based on landmark decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. It aims to familiarise secondary school students with the key principles of European law related to human rights in order to help them understand how the...

Read More

From linguistic diversity to Plurilingual education: Guide for the development of language education policies in Europe (2007)

The aim of the Guide is to offer an analytical instrument which can serve as a reference document for the formulation or reorganisation of language teaching in member states. Its purpose is to provide a response to the need to formulate language policies to promote plurilingualism and...

Read More

From the remembrance of the Holocaust to the prevention of radicalisation and crimes against humanity (PREV2) (2016-2017)

This course focused on how every teacher can contribute to prevention, and, in particular, it looked at how to strengthen values in education. This course focused on how every teacher can contribute to prevention, and, in particular, it looked at how to strengthen values in education (notably the...

Read More

Gender Matters. A manual on addressing gender-based violence affecting young people 2007 (reprint 2013)

“Gender Matters” is a manual aimed to assist educators and youth leaders work on issues of gender and gender-based violence with young people. This publication presents theoretical information, methods and resources for education and training activities, along with concrete exercises that users...

Read More

Global Education Guidelines. A Handbook for Educators to Understand and implement Global Education (2012)

These Global Education Guidelines are the result of a need expressed by Global Education Week practitioners to have a common tool to help educators to understand and implement global education. The Global Education Guidelines are an initiative of the Global Education Programme of the North-South...

Read More

Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for Plurilingual and intercultural education (2016)

This Guide is intended to facilitate improved implementation of the values and principles of plurilingual and intercultural education in the teaching of all languages – foreign, regional or minority, classical, and language(s) of schooling. Plurilingual and intercultural education is a response...

Read More

Guidelines for educators on combating intolerance and discrimination against Muslims – Addressing Islamophobia through Education (2011)

Developed by OSCE/ODIHR, the Council of Europe and UNESCO, these Guidelines aim to support educators in countering intolerance and discrimination against Muslims. They are intended for a wide audience, including education policymakers and officials, teacher trainers, teachers, principals and head...

Read More

Have your say! Manual on the Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life (2015)

Youth participation is not an end in itself, but a means of achieving positive changes in young people’s lives and of building better democratic societies. According to the European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life, participation is about having the right,...

Read More

Higher Education and Democratic Culture: Citizenship, Human Rights and Civic Responsibility (Council of Europe higher education series No. 8) (2008)

If our aim is to work for sustainable democratic societies, the responsibility of public authorities for a high-quality higher education system must go hand in hand with the responsibility of higher education institutions towards the advancement of society. This book on the responsibility of...

Read More

Higher education for democratic innovation (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 21) (2016)

This book explores how higher education can help find new ways to develop commitment to public space and societal engagement and make democracy more vibrant. As the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland [2009-2019], said on several occasions, our societies seek to address...

Read More

Higher education for modern societies: competences and values (Council of Europe higher education series No.15) (2010)

This book explores the roles and purposes of higher education in modern, complex societies and the importance of competences in this respect. Although public debate in Europe could give the impression that the sole purpose of higher education is to prepare for the labour market, this important...

Read More

History education in Europe. Ten years of co-operation between the Russian Federation and the Council of Europe (2006)

This publication analyses the experience and results achieved over ten years of co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in history teaching in schools. During a decade of collaboration, the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation established a solid partnership...

Read More

How all teachers can support citizenship and human rights education: a framework for the development of competences (2009)

This publication sets out the core competences needed by teachers to put democratic citizenship and human rights into practice in the classroom, throughout the school and in the wider community. It is intended for all teachers – not only specialists but teachers in all subject areas – and teacher...

Read More

How can schools support students to be active citizens?

Practices in Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro and Romania to increase visibility on citizenship and human rights education in the education systems. How can schools support students to be active citizens? from Council of Europe OP Services on Vimeo.

Read More

Human Rights and Democracy in Action Pilot Projects Scheme (2013-2014)

This publication aims to show how citizenship and human rights education helps to address current challenges to democratic stability in different countries. It also aims to initiate the development of a data base of good practices and tools to be put at the disposal of various stakeholders in the...

Read More

Human Rights and Democracy Start with Us - Charter for All: Brochure for children, Guide for educators and a Poster (2014)

Democracy and Human Rights Start with Us – Charter for All explains the Council of Europe Charter on Citizenship and Human Rights Education in a fun and friendly way. This publication includes a brochure for children, guidelines for educators and a poster. The present version of the Charter...

Read More

Implementation Guide to the Child Participation Assessment Tool (2016)

The Assessment Tool offers a method, at European level, to facilitate and support the implementation of the child’s right to participate. The Assessment Tool is accompanied by an Implementation Guide with a roadmap and detailed guidance on information collection, focus groups and using the...

Read More

Intercultural dialogue on Campus (Council of Europe higher education series No. 11) (2009)

This book considers the role of higher education in developing and promoting intercultural dialogue in greater detail than a statement or even a White Paper covering all aspects of the Council of Europe’s activities could possibly do. More specifically, this book looks at the higher education...

Read More

Internet literacy handbook (2017)

This new edition takes into account the myriad changes, although the object of the Handbook still remains, namely to offer families, educators and policy-makers sufficient technical know-how to allow them to navigate, with young people, through communication technology. The new edition also...

Read More

Language support for adult refugees: a Council of Europe toolkit (2017)

The toolkit is designed to assist organisations, and especially volunteers, providing language support for adult refugees. Throughout the toolkit “refugee” is understood in a broad sense and includes asylum seekers as well as refugees. The Council of Europe has developed the toolkit (available in...

Read More

Le témoignage du survivant en classe.

Le témoignage de survivants est un des moyens pédagogiques les plus propices à l’implication personnelle des élèves qui se trouvent face à un être humain, un protagoniste des années sombres. Toutefois, l’approche exige une réflexion préalable des enseignants et surtout une préparation adéquate....

Read More

Learning to live together. Council of Europe report on the state of citizenship and human rights education in Europe (2017)

The present report looks at the ways in which democracy and human rights are promoted through education in Europe today and puts forward priorities for action. It shows that across Council of Europe member states, education is increasingly recognised as a tool for tackling radicalisation leading...

Read More

Living democracy – manuals for teachers (2009-2011)

The six Council of Europe “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...

Read More

Living in harmony together: the role of schools? (2014)

The film promotes educational approaches and teaching methods which aim at learning to live together in a democratic and multicultural society. Challenging topics were addressed in the documentary to show how school can change attitudes towards differences. Living in harmony together: the role of...

Read More

Living with Controversy - Teaching Controversial Issues Through Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights (EDC/HRE) (2016)

This Council of Europe training pack is a professional development programme for teachers which is designed to support and promote the teaching of controversial issues in schools in Europe. The pack consists both of 1) a scoping paper explaining what controversial issues are and why they should...

Read More

Managing controversy (2017). A self-reflection tool for school leaders and senior managers

A tool for school leaders and senior managers for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools This will benefit young people and also help contribute to more effective Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE), and the protection and...

Read More

Mirrors: Manual on combating antigypsyism through human rights education (2015)

This manual was produced within the Roma Youth Action Plan of the Council of Europe to provide teachers, trainers and facilitators of non-formal education processes with essential information and methodological tools to address antigypsyism with young people of all ages and in any social-cultural...

Read More

Multicultural Societies, Pluricultural People and the Project of Intercultural Education (2009)

Contemporary societies are multicultural and Europe as a whole is multicultural. It was ever thus but the complexity is increasing as a consequence of mobility and migration. It is important to clarify the impact of this societal phenomenon on individuals who are potentially or actually...

Read More

Multiperspectivity in Teaching and Learning History (2005)

History teaching should not try to deliver definitive answers, but to provide an understanding of the complicated historical processes. Present-day history teaching should reflect the full complexity of this discipline, including controversial and sensitive issues, but, at the same time, avoid...

Read More

New and innovative forms of youth participation in decision-making processes (2018)

This study of new and innovative forms of youth participation focuses on young people's participation in decision-making processes at national, regional and local levels. It also identifies and explores innovative forms of youth participation. This study was commissioned by the Council of Europe...

Read More

Open minds, free minds - No easy prey for counterfeit medicines and similarly dangerous medicines - Psycho-pedagogical concept guide for teachers (2015)

This publication aims to inform, provide a concept for development and use of interactive storytelling for training and education at school: using a cartoon format, teachers can discuss risks and encourage behaviour that avoids known routes for exposure to counterfeit and similarly dangerous...

Read More

Passport to your rights (2013) Support material for HRE

The "Passport to your rights" is a passport created for all children. It allows children to enter in the world of their rights in a playful manner, explaining their basic rights, as well as the relationship with the states, or the role of international organisations. It should be their first...

Read More

Plurilingual and intercultural competence (2009)

The writers of this study make an in-depth examination of all the interdependent factors which need to be taken into account in the devising and implementation of a language policy encouraging every learner to achieve an integrating communication competency spanning a large number of languages...

Read More

Plurilingual and intercultural education as a project (2009)

The purpose of this text is basically to clarify the concepts of societal multilingualism and individual plurilingualism, in accordance with other texts of the Council of Europe, to describe the characteristics of plurilingual and intercultural education, to show that they are ordinary phenomena...

Read More

Plurilingual and intercultural education as a right (2009)

This text locates plurilingual and intercultural education within a rationale concerning the right to education. This involves a change of perspective insofar as schooling is here conceived as having in particular to allow all those engaged in it to exercise the rights to education they possess....

Read More

Quality history education in the 21st century. Principles and guidelines (2018)

Principles and guidelines for establishing democratic, diverse and inclusive history curricula and pedagogy. History education has an important role to play in confronting the current political, cultural and social challenges facing Europe; in particular, those posed by the increasingly diverse...

Read More

Re-Thinking Education Policy For The 21st Century (2014) (Jón Torfi Jónasson)

Jón Torfi Jónasson, a University of Iceland professor, speaking at the Council of Europe teachers' conference on 24 April 2014, gives his views on developments in education.

Read More

Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture Volume 1: Context, concepts and model (2018)

The purpose of the Reference Framework is to support member states in developing open, tolerant and diverse societies through their education. Volume 1 contains the model of competences for democratic culture that was unanimously approved by European ministers of education at their standing...

Read More

Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture Volume 2: Descriptors (2018)

The purpose of the Reference Framework is to support member states in developing open, tolerant and diverse societies through their education. Volume 2 contains descriptors of the competences for democratic culture that are introduced in volume one. These descriptors are intended to help...

Read More

Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture Volume 3: Guidance for implementation (2018)

The purpose of the Reference Framework is to support member states in developing open, tolerant and diverse societies through their education. Volume 3 offers guidance on how the model of competences and the corresponding descriptors, contained in volumes 1 and 2 respectively, may be used in six...

Read More

Report of the Intergovernmental Policy Forum: The right of learners to quality and equity in education – the role of language and intercultural skills (2010)

The pointers for further work and reflection identified during the forum all lead to plurilingual and intercultural education, sensitive to the needs and abilities of all learners, and particularly those from the most vulnerable groups. They are informed by the desire to secure the right to...

Read More

Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines (2014)

Shared histories is an interactive e-book with links to external sources. It is a set of exemplar teaching and learning materials, primarily intended for use in teacher training. It is suitable for any mode of teacher training: initial, concurrent, in-service and refresher courses. The content...

Read More

Signposts - Policy and practice for teaching about religions and non-religious world views in intercultural education (2014)

How can the study of religions and non-religious world views contribute to intercultural education in schools in Europe? Signposts gives advice, for example, on developing competences for teaching and learning, and working with different didactical approaches; creating “safe space” for moderated...

Read More

Speaking across borders: the role of higher education in furthering intercultural dialogue (Council of Europe higher education series No. 16) (2010)

This book, edited jointly by the Council of Europe and the International Association of Universities (IAU), explores the role of higher education in developing intercultural dialogue in society at large. It complements Intercultural Dialogue on Campus (Higher Education series No. 11) and the...

Read More

Specifying languages’ contribution to intercultural education. Lessons learned from the CEFR (2013)

The quality of language teaching that we may rightfully expect must have an educational dimension and should not, as such, be judged solely on the basis of the efficacy of teaching methods or their conformity with norms and standards. Teaching unfamiliar languages also has a part to play in...

Read More

Starting points for combating hate speech online (2015)

As a preparation for the project Young People Combating Hate Speech Online, the Council of Europe’s Youth Department commissioned three “mapping” studies about the realities of hate speech and young people and projects and campaigns about it. These studies are published here as a resource for the...

Read More

Strategic support for decision makers - Policy tool for education for democratic citizenship and human rights (2010)

This policy tool explains what citizenship and human rights education are about and what they mean in terms of policy making in a lifelong learning perspective, namely, in the different phases of education and training - whether formal, informal or non-formal - from general education to...

Read More

Student engagement in Europe: society, higher education and student governance (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 20) (2015)

This 20th volume of the Council of Europe Higher Education Series demonstrates the importance of student engagement for the development and maintenance of the democratic culture that enables democratic institutions and laws to function in practice. This volume covers three aspects of student...

Read More

Students as suspects? - The challenges of counter-radicalisation policies in education in the Council of Europe member states (2018)

Could policies aimed at preventing radicalisation in Europe end up undermining the very social cohesion they aim to preserve? Since the mid-2000s, a growing number of European governments have broadened the scope of counter-terrorism, making it an issue that needs to be tackled by society as a...

Read More

T-Kit 7 - European Citizenship in youth work (Revised edition) (2018)

At what level should young people engage in society? What impact can local youth organisations have, when faced with massive European or even global issues? This T-Kit was written to find ways to stimulate young people to engage more in society, thus exploring citizenship, and to support them as...

Read More

T-Kit No. 12 - Youth transforming conflict (2012)

T-Kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers and experts and constitute easy-to-use handbooks for educational activities. The T-Kit series is the result of a collective effort involving people from different cultural, professional and organisational backgrounds. Youth...

Read More

Teaching about the Holocaust in the 21st century (2001)

This teaching resource offers teachers a body of knowledge for use in course planning. Included is a certain amount of material about the nature and implementation of the genocide in different countries, which should lend itself to work with older students on analysing nazism. Beyond any specific...

Read More

The 20th century: an interplay of views (2002)

One of the special goals of the three year project “Learning and teaching about the history of Europe in the 20th century” was to produce teaching resources for secondary schools which would encourage both teachers and students to approach the events of the 20th century (and historical events in...

Read More

The changing face of Europe - population flows in the 20th century (2002)

This study examines all aspects of migration, its different flows and types, such as economic, forced and ethnic, as well as its impact on economics, demography and social and cultural life. National policies on integration and naturalisation, and how they are conditioned are examined and...

Read More

The language dimension in all subjects - A handbook for curriculum development and teacher training (2016)

This handbook is a policy and working document which promotes convergence and coherence between the linguistic dimensions of various school subjects. It proposes measures to make explicit – in curricula, pedagogic material and teacher training – the specific linguistic norms and competences which...

Read More

The linguistic integration of adult migrants: from one country to another, from one language to another (2014)

The aim of this collection of texts is to propose a number of specific measures member states can take to help adult migrants become acquainted with the language of the host country. The main focus is on organising language courses that meet migrants’ real communication needs. It is not enough...

Read More

The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making faire recognition a reality (Council of Europe higher education series No. 19) (2014)

To mark the 15th anniversary of the convention, this book examines some of the challenges to the international recognition of qualifications. The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of...

Read More

The public responsibility for higher education and research. (Council of Europe higher education series No. 2) (2005)

This publication, which builds on the results of a Council of Europe conference, aims to explore what public responsibility means in the complex societies that have just crossed the threshold to the twenty-first century. It examines both overall policies on higher education and specific aspects...

Read More

The shoah on screen - Representing crimes against humanity (2006)

Is cinema the best way of informing the younger generations about what took place, or should this perhaps be left, for example, to CD-Roms, videos or archive collections? What is the difference between these and the cinema as an art form? Is it possible to inform and appeal to the emotions...

Read More

The university as res publica - Higher education governance, student participation and the university as a site of citizenship (Council of Europe higher education series No. 1) (2004)

The present book brings together various aspects of the role of the university as a site of democratic citizenship, ranging from student participation in higher education governance to the higher education institution as an actor in democratic society. The articles outline how teaching and...

Read More

The Use of Sources in Teaching and Learning History (2009) (Vol.1) (Vol. 2)

The publication consists of two parts. The first covers the 2005 seminar discussions on the use of sources in teaching and learning history and contains the texts of presentations reflecting the experience of different European countries in this area as well as an overview of the workshop...

Read More

Thematic factsheets highlighting the European Court of Human Rights relevant case-law on issues relating to media freedom

The thematic factsheets highlight the European Court of Human Rights’ relevant case-law and the Council of Europe’s other instruments aiming to protect the freedom of expression and the safety of journalists. They shed light on acts or omissions of the national authorities likely to amount to a...

Read More

Through the Wild Web Woods – An online Internet safety game for children - Teachers guide (2013)

The Teachers guide to the online game aims to assist educators in helping children to use the Internet safely and responsibly. The Guide is structured in eight lessons which provide educators with explanations, tips and practical exercises for children on topics such as managing online identity,...

Read More

Victims of Nazism - A mosaic of Fates. Pedagogical Factsheets for teachers (2015)

Those education factsheets on the different categories of Nazi victims are designed to help teachers prepare their lessons on the history and remembrance of the Holocaust. Each sheet gives an overview of the Nazi persecution of a specific victim group. Teaching material is created and distributed...

Read More

Violence reduction in schools - How to make a difference (2006)

This is a practical handbook for schools to use when training staff in techniques for reducing violence. It addresses two issues: how to establish and maintain a learning environment where violence is not tolerated and how to respond to violence when it occurs so that this environment is...

Read More

Violence reduction in schools training pack (2009)

The violence reduction in schools training pack, developed by the Council of Europe programme "Building a Europe for and with children", is designed to support existing violence prevention schemes in Council of Europe member states. It trains facilitators in whole-school approaches to violence...

Read More

Volume 3 - Ethical behaviour of all actors in education

This volume is intended as a guide to understanding the principles to be applied by education players to promote ethical behaviour, transparency and integrity in education. Citing the 14 ethical principles selected by the ETINED platform, this volume shows how they can be applied in respect of...

Read More

We can! Taking action against Hate Speech through Counter and Alternative Narratives (2017)

This manual presents communicative and educational approaches and tools for youth and other human rights activists to develop their own counter and alternative narratives to hate speech. It is designed for working with young people from the age of 13, and is based on the principles of human...

Read More

What is citizenship and human rights education? (2015) Leaflet

Citizenship and human rights education is about learning to live together and respect each other. It is also about knowing and understanding your rights in order to play an active role in decisions that concern you. To help you have a better understanding of what it means in everyday life, you...

Read More

What is the Charter on citizenship and human rights education?

This video explains the aims of the Charter and the latest developments relating to its implementation. It gives some examples of activities that have been carried out in the member States and reflects on ways in which countries can further support the objectives of the Charter.

Read More

White paper on Intercultural dialogue “Living together as equals in dignity” (2008)

The White Paper responds to an increasing demand to clarify how intercultural dialogue may help appreciate diversity while sustaining social cohesion. The “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue” presented here, emphatically argues in the name of the governments of the 47 member states of the...

Read More

Young people building Europe (2016)

For over 40 years, the Council of Europe and young people have been working together to build a better, safer and more united world. The Council of Europe has been the driving force behind youth policy and youth work in Europe for over 40 years, breaking new ground with innovative policies,...

Read More

Демократична школа. практичний посібник. Всеукраїнська програма освіти для демократичного громадянства

This European Wergeland Centre (EWC) publication, so far only available in Ukrainian, gives an introduction on how the whole school approach can help schools develop democratic competences. It also lays out five principles for a democratic school and seven steps for democratic school development....

Read More

“Developing competences for Democratic Culture in the digital era” strategy paper (2017)

The strategy paper aims mainly at orienting advocacy efforts and activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the field of education but is also relevant for all stakeholders involved in formal and nonformal education. Developed with the participation of Armenia, Belarus,...

Read More

“Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice”

This book is a compilation of 101 examples of good practice in human rights education in primary schools, secondary schools and teacher training institutions in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) area, which is also covered by the United Nations Educational,...

Read More

Filter by Filter by
Themes
Addressing controversial issues
Competences for Democratic Culture
Dealing with propaganda, misinformation and fake news
Improving well-being at school
Making children’s and students’ voices heard
Preventing violence and bullying
Tackling discrimination
Languages
Albanian
Arabic
Bulgarian
Chinese
Croatian
Czech
Dutch
English
Estonian
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Maltese
Montenegrin
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovakian
Slovenian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Target group
Civil society
Education governance
Parents
Policy makers
Students
Teachers
Trainers
Resource type
Multimedia
Official texts
Policy documents
Studies
Tools
Websites
Reset Filter