Learning to Live Together: a Shared Commitment to Democracy
Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe
Palais de l'Europe, Strasbourg, 20 - 22 June 2017
Organised in the framework of the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (May - November 2017)
Programme, concept and participants lists
- to strengthen the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights as an effective support tool for the promotion of human rights and democracy through education.
Participants - by invitation only
- Over 400 people involved in human rights and citizenship education including representatives from:
- educational institutions;
- educational professionals;
- youth workers and trainers;
- civil society representatives;
- legal professionals.
- current challenges and opportunities
- examples of good practices
- lessons learned
- recommendations for future action in 2018-2019, including specific criteria and mechanisms for evaluation of progress, in particular in the framework of the Charter
Discussions were based on the conclusions of The Report on the State of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe
The Charter review exercise is part of the Council of Europe’s contribution towards the United Nations World Programme for Human Rights Education and the United Nations’ 2030 Education Agenda (Target 4.7).
The Conference was organised in cooperation with the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), which supports the Council of Europe member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at the national level.