Higher education must develop democratic competences

19 September 2021 Online

In this article in University World News, published on September 19, the Head of the Council of Europe Education Department, Sjur Bergan, and the Secretary General of the International Association of Universities, Hilligje van’t Land, argue that higher education needs to play a key role in...

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Credentials evaluators trained on evaluating the qualifications of Afghan refugees

10 September 2021 Online

More than 90 participants from almost all national recognition centres (ENIC-NARIC offices) in Europe, as well as from Australia, the United States and New Zealand participated in an online training course on evaluating qualifications from Afghan refugees, on Friday 10 September 2021. The...

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Back-to-school leaflet for parents and teachers now available

10 September 2021 Strasbourg

The first weeks of a new school year can be challenging for students, parents and teachers, but also an ideal moment to get children thinking about what it means to be a respectful citizen in today's complex on and offline world. The Council of Europe’s Back-to-school leaflet offers a few...

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Focus on Afghanistan - Training offered for evaluating Afghan refugee credentials

3 September 2021 Strasbourg / Online

With the sudden flight of thousands of Afghans, the question of how their qualifications can be assessed and recognized is now high on the agendas of recognition authorities across Europe. To meet these challenges, the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) has developed a specified...

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Work on adaptation of new LEMON courses in Albania has started

2 September 2021 Albania

Within the Sida funded project Strengthening Democratic Citizenship Education in Albania, work on adapting and translating the newly developed LEMON courses into Albanian has just started. The online course Intercultural School Development provides tools to education professionals to reflect on...

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Assessment of the level of democratic and inclusive governance and decision-making policies and practices in Albanian schools

25 August 2021 Albania

Schools provide ideal environments for children and young adults to gain hands-on experience in practicing democracy and human rights. Genuine participation in electing representatives for school decision-making bodies and participating in such bodies provides them with unique opportunities to...

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Best Practice Programme in Promoting Academic Integrity – Deadline extended

23 August 2021 Strasbourg

Following a number of enquiries from interested parties and taking into consideration the summer break in the academic year, the Council of Europe Education Department is extending the deadline for the Call for applications for the Best Practice Programme in Promoting Academic Integrity to 20...

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EU/CoE Joint Project on Strengthening Democratic Culture in Basic Education - First Module of Trainings of Trainers

26 July 2021 Ankara

The training programme on competences for a democratic culture was officially launched on July 26th, in Ankara. Officials from the Ministry of National Education and Council of Europe representatives gave opening speeches and welcomed the participants. National and international experts conducted...

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OHTE Launches Calls for Experts for Thematic and Regular Reports

3 August 2021 Strasbourg

The subject of the Thematic Report is on Pandemics and Natural Disasters as Reflected in History Teaching; therefore, experts should have relevant expertise on this subject as well as relevant experience in the field of history education. The intention is to have the report finalised around May...

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New LEMON course “Intercultural School Development” is now available on HELP platform

2 August 2021 Online

In today’s mobile and fast-paced world, schools have already become spaces for multicultural interaction, and intercultural (communicative) competences should now be developed within schools and beyond. The self-learning course on "Intercultural School Development" offers tools to reflect on...

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