“The Key to Competences for Democratic Culture”: a 2-hour online self-learning course now available

12 August 2020 Strasbourg

Have you ever wondered which competences should be acquired by children in order for them to become responsible citizens in today’s democratic societies? With this new short 2-hour course, you will get an overview of the Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture...

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Italian universities start accepting the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees for scholarship applications

20 July 2020 Strasbourg

The use of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) increases once more. For the first time since its creation, refugees and students granted international protection will be able to use the EQPR to apply for a scholarship in Italy for the new academic year (2020-2021). As part of...

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Recognition in the light of COVID-19

9 July 2020 Strasbourg

The President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee, Luca Lantero, and the President of the European Students’ Union, Robert Napier, have issued a joint statement in which they call for flexible recognition procedures in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, also where higher education...

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It just takes 10 minutes! UNESCO & Council of Europe online survey: Student voice during the pandemic

7 July 2020 Strasbourg

The COVID-19 Pandemic placed great strain on students, teachers and the education system. Part of identifying the impact of the Pandemic is to understand how student participation, or 'student voice', has been affected. Student voice can vary from simple self-expression to taking on a leading...

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More than 150 teachers from 40 schools in Serbia in online trainings

6 July 2020 Serbia

Being responsible is at the core of the Council of Europe’s Reference framework of competences for democratic culture: It involves being reflective about one’s actions, forming intentions about how to act in a morally appropriate way, conscientiously performing those actions and holding oneself...

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New Call for Tender for the Provision of Consultancy Services in the field of Education

30 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is currently implementing its intergovernmental programme “Education for Democracy 2020-2021” as adopted by the Committee of Ministers in December 2019. In that context, the Education Department is looking for provider(s) for the provision of consultancy services on...

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Council of Europe at webinar on academic freedom

23 June 2020 Strasbourg

On June 17, the Council of Europe contributed to a webinar on the future of value-based higher education and quality assurance, with a focus on the future of academic freedom. Organized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation/International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG) and the International...

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"Everyone can make a difference - Every action counts": a new video featuring the EQPR

23 June 2020 Strasbourg

On the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June), the Council of Europe in co-operation with the UNHCR and the City of Strasbourg has launched a video "Everyone can make a difference - Every action counts" featuring the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR). The video presents the...

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LEMON: New online courses on Competences for Democratic Culture (CDC)

19 June 2020 Strasbourg

"What are the Competences for Democratic Culture (CDC)? Why are they important?" are some of the topics that will be addressed by the new online courses currently being developed by the Council of Europe Education Department under the LEMON Learning Modules Online project. An online meeting with...

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Digital Citizenship Education Survey: Deadline extended until 29 June

17 June 2020 Strasbourg

The deadline for submitting the survey on Digital Citizenship Education has been extended until 29 June 2020. More than 11 thousand responses have been received so far, from across Europe. The Council of Europe has decided to extend the deadline to reach an even greater number of parents,...

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