Citizenship education and democracy have become a growing concern for stakeholders worldwide. Thematically, the focus is placed on global competence, use of digital media, and sustainable development - challenges to young people in a globalised world.
The Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) centres on promoting awareness for democracy and participation in politics. It takes up topical and historical subjects by issuing publications, by organising seminars, events, study trips, exhibitions and competitions, by providing training and materials online and for download. Some documents and materials are in [...]
The Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) is a website by the Council of Europe offering a set of practices and activities designed to help young people and adults to play an active part in democratic life and exercise their rights and responsibilities in society. EDC encompasses other related concepts, such as peace and intercultural education, dealing with extrremist attitudes and actions.
The aim is to give ideas and guidelines for action to support teacher/trainers training in education for democratic citizenship (EDC). It is a result of a collective work coordinated by the Council of Europe.
A set of tools for promoting democracy and human rights through education was developed by the Council of Europe based on its member states experiences and expertise in this area, and is now known as an EDC/HRE Pack. It includes publications specifically addressed to policy makers, teacher trainers, school directors, school inspectors, universities and civil society organisations. These tools will also be [...]
In response to extremist attacks, and in order to reaffirm Europe's determination to stand shoulder to shoulder in support of fundamental values that lie at the heart of the European Union, the EU Education Ministers and Commissioner Navracsics adopted the Paris Declaration in March 2015. The Declaration aims at promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through [...]
The central purpose of this resource is to support the development of education policies and curricula in schools that support and promote young people's participation in democratic life. As such, EDC/HRE is inevitably in an ongoing state of development and review. This resource aims to support the work of education leaders and curriculum developers in integrating EDC/HRE within curriculum systems and to [...]
DARE, Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe, is a Europe-wide network focusing on the twin fields of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education. Founded in 2003, the network has since been engaged in developing projects, resources and other activities offline and online, also to integrate the thematic area into current topical fields of action such as digitisation.