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Final conference of the 6th medium-term programme 2020-2023

13-14 December 2023 Graz, Austria & online

The conference represents the culmination of the four years of work of the ECML’s “Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences” programme, involving, among others, 9 projects, 1 think tank, 12 offers of training and consultancy (TaC) and a series of...

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Exchange of views with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

5 December 2023 Strasbourg, France

On 5 December 2023 the Chair of the Steering Committee for Education held an exchange of views with members of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). In her address, Maija Innola emphasised the crucial role of education in promoting democratic participation. The Council...

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Second Steering Committee meeting of the Quality Education for All – North Macedonia project held in Skopje


The second Steering Committee meeting for the “Quality Education for All – North Macedonia” project, demonstrated the critical role of partnership and collaboration in educational reform in North Macedonia. The meeting united representatives from key educational institutions, including various...

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“Quality Education for All” Round Table in North Macedonia: A Collaborative Effort of Civil Society Organizations


The recent round table, organized by the “Quality Education for All – North Macedonia”, marked a significant milestone in the journey towards educational reform in North Macedonia. This event brought together key representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs), reaffirming a collective...

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Conference on “Education as a human right and a cornerstone for any democratic society”

5 December 2023 London

The Council of Europe Education Department, represented by Sarah Keating, was recently invited to speak at a conference entitled “Education as a human right and a cornerstone for any democratic society” which was organised by the UK Parliament and held in the prestigious House of Lords, in...

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Call for international consultancy services in the field of digital transformation in education

5 December 2023 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Education Department is launching a call for tenders in the framework of its work on the “Digital Transformation in Education”. The Call covers activities related to Digital Citizenship Education and Digitalisation in Higher Education. Among the main outputs that will be...

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Council of Europe Unveils "Learners First" Strategy at WISE Summit 2023

28-29 November 2023 Doha

At the education WISE Summit on 29 November organized in Doha, the Council of Europe presented the key objectives of its ambitious "Learners First" 2030 education strategy during a high-level round table organised by the Education Above All (EEA) Foundation and UNESCO. The strategy aims to...

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Several European media have echoed the results of the first General Report by the Council of Europe's Observatory on History Teaching

Media coverage of the 2023 OHTE conference and General Report on History Education in Europe

30 November 2023 Strasbourg

Quality of history teaching undermined by school pressures, report finds A Council of Europe report provides the latest detailed picture of how history is being taught across 16 countries and covers themes such as the place of the subject in education systems, learning outcomes and how students...

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Visit of former Council of Europe Secretary General, Walter Schwimmer, to the ECML

29 November 2023 Graz

The ECML was honoured to welcome Walter Schwimmer, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to the European Centre for Modern Languages on 29 November. The visit served in the preparation of a conference of the European association of former members of parliament of the member states...

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History teaching challenged by limited time, curriculum overload and teaching pressures, new Council of Europe report reveals

30 November 2023 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge welcomed the observatory’s work as the latest innovation in Council of Europe standards to teach history in a way that equipped citizens with faith in their democracy and with the competences required to understand and defend their democratic...

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