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Launch of the Educational Policy Advisors Network

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On 23-24 April 2018, the Council of Europe Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) will be launched at a Conference on “Democratic culture – from words to action”, which will be organised in Copenhagen in the framework of the Danish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe. The aim of the network...

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Human Rights Forum & Fair in Budapest

5 December Budapest

On 8-9 December, the 2017 edition of the European Youth Centre’s annual Human Rights Forum & Fair will bring together in Budapest a broad spectrum of activists, trainers, teachers, and other practitioners and stakeholders to continue the conversation about the possible future of human rights and...

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Danish Chairmanship supports education for democracy and human rights

15 November Strasbourg

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from the Czech Republic to Denmark, at a meeting at the Organisation's Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. Before handing over the chairmanship to his successor, the...

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Twenty years of promoting education for democracy and human rights

11 October 2017 Strasbourg

Today, on 11 October we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Council of Europe project on Education for Democratic Citizenship. The challenges that Europe is facing today – including disenchantment with democracy, integration of refugees and the rise of violent extremism - make education...

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Education for a society without fear

25 July 2017 Strasbourg

Education International’s Deputy General Secretary, Haldis Holst, has strongly reaffirmed the importance of human rights and citizenship education to meet global challenges and achieve mutual respect in democratic societies. Respect for each other’s rights - “educating children to be able to live...

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Tackling values crisis through education

19 July 2017 Strasbourg

Tackling values crisis through education Mr Kishore Singh, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, shared his perspective on why humanistic mission of education needs to be strengthened and what the Council of Europe can do, at the occasion of the Council of Europe Conference...

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Launch of the 2017 Report on citizenship and human rights education

03 July 2017 Strasbourg

On 20 June 2017 the Council of Europe Report on citizenship and human rights education in Europe was launched at a conference in Strasbourg. The Report includes analysis of feedback from governments, conclusions of a survey from civil society organisations and key messages from prominent...

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A call for enhanced quality of education for democracy

23 June 2017 Strasbourg

On 20-22 June 2017 over 400 representatives of governments, education institutions and civil society organisations debated the future of citizenship and human rights education at a conference in Strasbourg. The discussions were based on the conclusions of the Report on the State of Citizenship...

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Czech chairmanship supports education for democracy and human rights

19 May 2017 Nicosia, Cyprus

At the end of their meeting in Nicosia (Cyprus) the six month chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers passed from Cyprus to the Czech Republic. Foreign Affairs Minister Ioannis Kasoulides took stock of Cyprus’s chairmanship and made the handover to Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek, who...

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Learning to live together conference: call for participants

30 March 2017 Strasbourg

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe seeks to select up to 70 participants to represent the children, youth and civil society sectors in this conference that aims to discuss the Conclusions of the Report on the State of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe, to share...

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