Assessment session in Italy: New Phase “European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR)”

9 July 2018 Cagliari and Sassari

For the first time, an assessment session of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) was held in Italy, in Sardinia. From 2 to 6 July, forty-two refugees were interviewed by credentials evaluators from the national recognition centres (ENIC/NARICs) of Armenia, France, Germany,...

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Canada has now deposited its instrument of ratification of the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC), which is the international treaty regulating the recognition of higher education qualifications as well as qualification giving access to higher education in the European region. The LRC, which is...

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Launch of a new Council of Europe Language Policy Portal

22 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Education Policy Division is launching today its new Language Policy Portal which includes a presentation of five thematic websites : Platform of resources and references for plurilingual and intercultural education Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Linguistic...

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New language versions of the e-book ‘Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines’

22 June 2018 Strasbourg

The new French version of the Council of Europe’s interactive e-book 'Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines' has now been published on the Education website and can be downloaded free of charge. Furthermore, the education authorities of Estonia and Greece have taken the initiative...

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Launch of the Implementation of the Competence Framework for a Culture of Democracy

18-22 June 2018 Strasbourg

The three thematic EPAN working groups held their first meetings from 18 to 22 June in Strasbourg at the headquarters of the Council of Europe. They thus began the implementation of the Competence Framework on a Culture of Democracy by examining opportunities, obstacles and perspectives in...

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Launch of 14 civil society initiatives in member states for the integration of refugees and migrants


Fourteen initiatives of civil society associations, active on the ground in the reception and support of refugees and migrants, have just been launched for the dissemination of the Council of Europe toolkit "Language support for adult refugees" in several member countries such as Greece, Italy,...

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New phase “European Qualifications Passport for Refugees”: First assessment session in Athens

20 June 2018 Athens

48 refugees, from 12 different countries, had their qualifications assessed during the first evaluation session that took place in Athens on 11-15 June 2018. Organised in the context of the new phase (2018-2020) of the project “European Qualifications Passport for Refugees” (EQPR), the refugees...

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Kick-off meeting of international experts

The European Framework of Reference for Second language and Literacy - From non-literacy to A1 level for non-schooled and low-educated migrants in Europe

12/06/2018 Strasbourg

On 12 June 2018 took place in Strasbourg the kick-off meeting of experts working on the new project of the Education policy division “European Framework of Reference for Literacy and Second language” as part of its programme 2018-2019. The Framework aims to be an instrument for a flexible and...

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6 June 2018 Strasbourg

The Encamp Andorran school (Escola andorrana d’Encamp) visited the Council of Europe on 6 June to show how it puts the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (CDC) into practice. Through presentations in both English and French, the students described how they worked with the...

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DISCO Call for proposals: micro-grants to support small-scale activities disseminating and further promoting previous cycles’ outcomes

5 June 2018 Strasbourg

Are you interested in concretely supporting human rights and democracy in your country? A call for proposals accepting applications for micro-grants has been published on the website of the Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. This is the first of two...

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Upcoming events Upcoming events

 Launch Event for the Education Campaign “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn” Democratic Schools for All

 2nd Plenary Meeting of the Education Policy Advisors Network


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