On 15-16 April 2010, a conference on ‘Learning and Living Democracy For All’ brought together representatives of the States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, decision makers, education practitioners, international institutions and civil society representatives. The participants discussed the results achieved under the Council of Europe Programme "Learning and Living Democracy for All" 2006-2009 and future co-operation activities in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights (2010-2014).

The Conference was held at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg, and was organised in the framework of the Swiss Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. The discussions also contributed to the preparation of the 23rd session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education (Slovenia, 4-5 June 2010).

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Speeches:

Mr Klaus Fischer, Member of the State Council of the canton of Solothurn, Director of Education, Culture and Sport, on behalf of the Swiss Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

Ms Olöf Olafsdottir, Acting Director of Education and Languages, Council of Europe

Key messages from the Third Phase of the Council of Europe Programme on Citizenship and Human Rights Education:

Ms Meral Hacipaşaoğlu, Ministry of National Education of Turkey

Ms Anne Brasseur, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Ms Antonia Wulff, Chair of the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth

Building partnerships for citizenship and human rights education:

Ms Maria Stavrositu, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Mr Alexander Bartling, Secretariat of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Mr Dennis Van-der-Veur, Advisor to the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe

Mr Alain Mouchoux, Vice-President, Conference of International NGOs of the Council of Europe

The role of international institutions in supporting sustainability of citizenship and human rights education:

Mr Kazunari Fujii, Chair of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning, Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN

Mr Pavel Chacuk, Human Rights Advisor, OSCE/ODIHR

Ms Aydan Iyigüngör, Human Rights Education Coordinator, EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Ms Martha Santos, Programme Manager, UNICEF

Powerpoint presentations:

Programme of Activities 2006-2009 – Results achieved and lessons learned

EDC/HRE Pack – series of manuals on citizenship and human rights education

Council of Europe Programme for 2010-2014

Exchange and co-operation - the role of EDC/HRE coordinators:

Mr Aidan Clifford (Ireland)

Dr Bojka Djukanovic (Montenegro)

Ms Kristina Kaihari-Salminen (Finland)

Mr Einar Värä (Estonia)

Ms Rayisa Yevtuschenko (Ukraine)

Workshop presentations:

Draft Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education: Mr Martin Eaton

Policy Tool for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights: Strategic Support for Decision Makers: Ms Rosario Sanchez

Introducing quality assurance of education for democratic citizenship in schools - Comparative study of 10 countries: Mr Herman Abs

Pilot project on Quality Assurance of Education for Democratic Citizenship in Romania: Ms Corina Leca

Pilot project on Quality Assurance of Education for Democratic Citizenship in Ukraine: Ms Olena Pometun

European resource centre on education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship (European Wergeland Centre): Ms Ana Perona

The manuals for teachers on citizenship and human rights education: Mr Rolf Gollob and Mr Peter Krapf

How all teachers can support citizenship and human rights education: a framework for the development of competences (2009): Ms Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard

Manual on Democratic governance of Schools: Ms Elisabeth Bäckman and Mr Bernard Trafford

Advancing Democratic Practice : A Self-Assessment Guide for Higher Education: Mr Virgílio Meira Soares

Black Sea and Baltics regional project on democratic governance of schools: Mr Ricardas Totoraitis