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It just takes 10 minutes! UNESCO & Council of Europe online survey: Student voice during the pandemic

7 July 2020 Strasbourg

The COVID-19 Pandemic placed great strain on students, teachers and the education system. Part of identifying the impact of the Pandemic is to understand how student participation, or 'student voice', has been affected. Student voice can vary from simple self-expression to taking on a leading...

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Piloting of the RFCDC Teacher Self-Reflection Tool still open for teachers to join

17 March 2020 Strasbourg

The piloting of the RFCDC Teacher Self-Reflection Tool organised by the Council of Europe Education Department started on 1 March 2020 and will last until 29 May 2020. Teachers, teacher trainers and student teachers across Europe wishing to participate in the piloting can still do so by filling...

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RFCDC Teacher Self-Reflection Tool soon to be piloted

18/02/2020 Strasbourg

The piloting of the RFCDC Teacher Self-Reflection Tool will start on 1 March 2020 and last until 29 May 2020. The Teacher Self-Reflection Tool aims at supporting teachers and student teachers in developing their democratic professional ethos and competences. It will offer them guidance throughout...

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New website on the reference framework of competences for democratic culture (RFCDC)

22 January 2020 Strasbourg

Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) has been launched by the Council of Europe Education Department. The aim of the website is to support education policy makers and educational practitioners across Europe in implementing the RFCDC by providing comprehensive...

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"Get inspired": Video on the results of the projects funded by the Joint Programme DISCO

4 December 2019 Strasbourg

“Get inspired” is the title of a new video produced by the Council of Europe Education Department on the results and impact of the projects funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme DISCO during its 5th cycle (2018-2019). Digital citizenship education in relation to the...

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Strengthening the implementation of the RFCDC: Working Conference in Florence

8 November 2019 Florence

Which approaches best support the implementation of the Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC)? On 14-15 November, in Florence, a Working Conference entitled “Competences in Action” will bring together academics, experts, teacher trainers, teachers and...

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Activities promoting the RFCDC and Free to Speak - Safe to Learn themes presented at EDUFI Forum on Fostering Democratic Participation

23 October 2019 Helsinki

The ongoing and future activities relating to the implementation of the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) and the Free to Speak - Safe to Learn themes were presented at a forum on “Fostering Democratic Participation” organised by the Finnish National Agency for...

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Council of Europe working conference on "Competences in action”

10/10/2019 Strasbourg

On 14-15 November 2019, in Florence/Italy, the Council of Europe will hold a working conference on "Competences in action” - Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture: moving towards a competence-based approach to teaching and learning, in the framework of the education project...

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Conference “Democracy in action - Learning & Teaching Resources in Democratic School Practice”

1/10/2019 Athens

On 6-7 June 2019 the Conference “Democracy in action - Learning & Teaching Resources in Democratic School Practice” was held in Athens in the framework of the Council of Europe project “Free to speak, Safe to Learn - Democratic Schools for All”. The event was organised in cooperation between the...

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World Refugee Day : submit your project and/or practice

20/06/2019

On June 20, it is the World Refugee Day. Have you ever worked with your students on openness to cultural otherness, celebrating diversity, facilitating peer relationships as well as creating a peaceful environment in the classroom? If yes, let us know about your project. Share it with us and let...

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The next big conference of the Democratic Schools Network in Athens on 6-7 June!

6-7 June 2019 Athens (Greece)

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...

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Share your practices and get involved in our Campaign !

08/03/2019

Making children’s and students’ voices heard Addressing controversial issues Preventing violence and bullying Dealing with propaganda, misinformation and fake news Tackling discrimination Improving well-being at school Share it with us and let thousands of practitioners across Europe know about...

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Review of the campaign launch event and panel sessions

The event was opened by Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Participants included students, educators, representatives of public authorities and experts from all over Europe. From left to right: Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ,...

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Join our campaign Free to Speak, Safe to Learn!

7 December 2018

Make your school project or initiative known to thousands of schools and practitioners across Europe! Just visit the Get Involved section on the Campaign Free to Speak - Safe to Learn website, fill in the two required documents (School Pledge and Campaign Participation) and send them to us by email!

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Schools are ‘the foundation on which we build inclusive societies’, says Council of Europe Secretary General

14 November 2018 Oslo, Norway

The new Council of Europe education campaign – Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All – has been enthusiastically launched in Oslo, in the presence of the Norwegian Prime Minister, education ministers, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, education experts,...

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Launch of the new Council of Europe Campaign "Free to Speak - Safe to Learn" Democratic schools for All

14-16/11/2018 Oslo (Norway)

The Council of Europe is launching its new campaign "Free to Speak - Safe to Learn" Democratic schools for All from 14-16 November in Oslo. The conference is a joint event with the European Wergeland Centre (EWC), the main partner in the campaign. EWC will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary....

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