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The Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) originates in an initiative from Andorra during its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in 2013.

The RFCDC as a set of materials can be used by education systems to equip young people with all of the competences that are needed to take action to defend and promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law, to act as active citizens, to participate effectively in a culture of democracy, and to live peacefully together with others in culturally diverse societies.

It is intended for use by education policy makers, especially those working within ministries of education, and by education practitioners in all sectors of education (pre-school, primary and secondary education, vocational education and training, higher education and adult education). The RFCDC provides a systematic approach to designing the teaching, the learning and the assessment of competences for democratic culture.



Competences for Democratic Culture


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