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Learning to Live Together - A Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe
Over 400 representatives of governments, education institutions and civil society organisations debated the future of citizenship and human rights education in Europe at a conference in Strasbourg on 20-22 June 2017. Participants discussed current challenges and opportunities in this area, shared examples of good practices and lessons learned, and proposed recommendations for future action, including specific criteria and mechanisms for evaluation of progress, in particular in the framework of the Council of Europe Charter on education for democratic citizenship and human rights. The conclusions of the Report on the State of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe provided the basis for discussion during the event.
- Declaration, Key Actions and Expected Outcomes on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights
- Final conference report
Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education
Education plays an essential role in the promotion of the core values of the Council of Europe: democracy, human rights and the rule of law, as well as in the prevention of human rights violations.
More generally, education is increasingly seen as a defense against the rise of violence, racism, extremism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance.
This growing awareness is reflected in the adoption of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education by the Organisation’s 47 member states in the framework of Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7.
Charter for All
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.
An exhibition “Democracy and Human Rights start with Us” highlights the key messages of the “Charter for All”.
Five filmed animations reflect children’s perception of democracy and human rights in school and aim to translate in a humorous way some of the key principles of the Council of Europe Charter