Download the leaflet “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn” – Democratic Schools for All" Campaign (green) Campaing Toolkit

 Campaign Participation Template

 Council of Europe Democratic Schools Pledge

 Poster "Competences for my Democratic Culture" 

 Poster "Competences for Democratic Culture in our school"

  Competences for Democratic Culture Butterfly

 Leaflet “Free to Speak - Safe to Learn” Democratic Schools for All Campaign

  Poster “Free to Speak - Safe to Learn” Democratic Schools for All Campaign
 

Reference texts

 European Cultural Convention

  The Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education

  Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)13 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on ensuring quality education
 

Pre-launch Campaign Survey on Democratic Schools for All

The Democratic Schools for All online survey was part of the pre-launch phase of the campaign. School actors (teachers and directors/deputy directors) in all member states were invited to share:

  • share their experiences and opinions about democratic schools (Survey Part 1) and
  •  share democratic practices in their schools (Survey Part 2).

Based on the responses,

  • an expert group further refined the criteria for establishing democratic schools as well as the main themes to be considered for the campaign,
  • a selection of democratic school practices will be highlighted at the campaign’s launch conference. Representatives of some of these schools (1 teacher, 3 students and the school director) have been invited to the launch conference to present their practice.

 Pre-launch campaign survey Spring 2018- Final Report

 Pre-launch campaign survey Spring 2018 – Info graphics
 

Link to the webpage Resources on Preventing violence and bullyingLink to the webpage Resources on Addressing controversial issuesLink to the webpage Resources on Making children’s and students’ voices heard  Resources divided into Campaign Themes

  Resources on Making children’s and students’ voices heard

  Resources on Addressing controversial issues

  Resources on Preventing violence and bullying

Link to the webpage Resources on Improving well-being at schoolLink to the webpage Resources on Tackling discriminationLink to the webpage Resources on Dealing with propaganda, misinformation and fake news  Resources on Dealing with propaganda, misinformation and fake news

  Resources on Tackling discrimination

 Resources on Improving well-being at school
 

Research

Download the report Students as SuspectsWhat is the effect of policies aimed at preventing radicalisation on schools and education in the countries of the Council of Europe? 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 whole. Schools are increasingly at the centre of the attention.

The aim of the research is to build on the findings of the report “Students as Suspects? ” and find out how, concretely, counter-radicalisation policies affect students, their parents and the teaching staff. The research is built on a mixed-methods research design. It builds first on a quantitative analysis of existing school initiatives and state policies in order to identity ideal-typical policies and projects. In the second phase, a qualitative study of nine representative schools/projects is carried out in order to provide a fine-grained and nuanced analysis of policies' impact.

See already Students as Suspects? by Francesco Ragazzi.