EAIE vision and leadership award to the Council of Europe

21/08/2019 Helsinki

On 21 August, the European Association for International Education published the laureates of its 2019 Prizes. The Award for Vision and Leadership goes to the Head of the Council of Europe’s Education Department, Sjur Bergan, for his work on developing the European Higher Education Area, which...

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Council of Europe involved in discussions of a global qualifications passport for refugees

19/08/2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe, UNESCO, NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, which is also the Norwegian ENIC/NARIC) and the UNHCR are involved in discussions of a global qualifications passport for refugees. At a first meeting of partners, held in Oslo in early June, the...

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Digital Resistance: project results highlighted at co-ordination meeting in Athens

4 July 2019 Athens

Can an enquiry-based learning approach shield students from the effects of fake news and false information? On 27-28 June 2019, project partners of “Digital Resistance” met in Athens to assess the progress of activities and share their results. The project funded by the Joint Programme...

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Corporal punishment at school: the origins of its abolition in the United Kingdom

16/07/2019 Strasbourg

The case “Campbell and Cosans v. the UK” led to the abolition of corporal punishment on children in all state-supported education in the United Kingdom. The video showcasing this important milestone is now available in 10 languages. The video was made in the context of a European project...

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Recognizing refugee qualifications – A virtuous circle

9 July 2019 Strasbourg

An article on the recognition of qualifications held by refugees, authored by Sjur Bergan, Head of the Council of Europe Education Department, and Stig Arne Skjerven, President of the ENIC Network, has just been published in University World News. The article discusses development in the...

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EQPR: Evaluation session held in Palermo and Catania

8 July 2019 Palermo and Catania

On 1-5 July, an evaluation session of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) was held at the Universities of Palermo and Catania. Refugees had their qualifications assessed by credential evaluators from the National Information Centres (ENICs) of Canada, France, Germany, Greece,...

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Council of Europe among the keynote speakers at the 20th anniversary conference of the European higher education area

01/07/2019 Bologna

Some 1,000 Rectors, policy makers in Ministries of Education, at higher education institutions, and in NGOs, and higher education practitioners celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Bologna Declaration at the University of Bologna on June 24 – 25. The program of conference, called “The Bologna...

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New publication: 70 Years of education at the Council of Europe – Highlights

28 June 2019 strasbourg

Overview of the Council of Europe’s work in education over the past 7 decades The Council of Europe's view of Education as a key means of furthering democracy, human rights, and the rule of law has been the constant raison d’être of our programme. The role of education in building the kind of...

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Global forum on academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and the future of democracy

25/06/2019 Strasbourg

The Global Forum on Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, and the Future of Democracy was held at Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg on 20 – 21 June 2019 and adopted a statement. Link to this Declaration. The Forum was co-organized by the Council of Europe, the International...

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