The Council of Europe is developing a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, to be adapted for use in primary and secondary schools and higher education and vocational training institutions throughout Europe as well as national curricula and teaching programmes.

 About the project Competences for Democratic Culture and Intercultural dialogue

 Members of the Ad hoc Expert Group 

Focus Focus

“Securing democracy through education”

The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture” - Brussels, 11-12 April 2016 

In line with the Action Plan adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 19 May 2015, it was proposed that the theme of the Ministerial Conference be “Securing democracy through education”. The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture and that possible solutions, based on the principles of the Council of Europe, to the challenges in implementing citizenship education at national, European and global levels are put forward.

The Council of Europe Education Department is very grateful to the following experts for reviewing and providing feedback on the Conceptual Model of Competences for Democratic Culture:

Erik Amnå, Léonce Bekemans, Cesar Birzea, Lavinia Bracci, Fabiana Cardetti, Marisa Cavalli, Daniel Coste, Leah Davcheva, Darla Deardorff, Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez, Rolf Gollob, Richard Harris, Prue Holmes, Bryony Hoskins, Caroline Howarth, Ted Huddlestone, Andreas Körber, Ildikó Lázár, Rachel Lindner, Petr Macek, David Muller, Natia Natsvlishvili, Oana Nestian Sandu, Stavroula Philippou, Alison Phipps, Agostino Portera, Marzena Rafalska, Roberto Ruffino, Hugh Starkey, Olena Styslavska, Angela Tesileanu, Felisa Tibbitts, Judith Torney-Purta, Angelos Vallianatos, Manuela Wagner, Charlotte Wieslander, Robin Wilson, Ulrike Wolff-Jontofsohn, Fatmiroshe Xhemalaj.