Wednesday, 26 August 2009

1989 Simulation: Manual for Download

"Understanding the mechanisms of 1989 - a simulation on
regime change for use in youth and adult education"


The 4-6 hour simulation serves as an educational tool for understanding the
political and social dynamics of the 1989 regime changes in Europe.
The simulation is set in "Allonia", a fictitious communist country. Due to
recent food shortages demonstrations have started and are quickly getting
more powerful. If the status quo is maintained, the demonstrations threaten
to become so massive that revolution will occur. Therefore the simulation
participants (seven interest groups = actor groups) have to find a solution
that is acceptable for all the parties to the negotiations - a common
statement accepted unanimously is to be reached.

Complete simulation manual for download: www.dare-network.eu/downloads/DARE_Manual_Simulation_89_Regime_Changes.pdf

Are you interested in using the simulation? Please contact us and share your
experiences! With your help, we can update and improve the simulation manual
constantly.
Please contact Anne Stalfort at Humanity in Action(a.stalfort@humanityinaction.org), or Georg Pirker at AdB Germany
(pirker@adb.de).

This simulation was developed by Humanity in Action Deutschland e.V. (www.humanityinaction.org/germany) and financially supported by the German Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur (www.stiftung-aufarbeitung.de).
In cooperation with DARE - Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning (http://www.dare-network.eu)and the Polish partner Fundacja Humanity in Action Polska the simulation was presented and tested at the DARE conference "Pathways Interconnecting History Education and Democratic Citizenship Education / Human Rights Education in Adult Learning"(May 29-30, 2009 in Berlin, www.dare-network.eu/berlin_conference_documentation.htm).

Documentation of DARE Conference May 2009 in Berlin ready for download!

The complete documentation of the DARE Conference "Pathways Interconnecting History Education and Democratic Citizenship Education / Human Rights Education in Adult Learning"is now available online. More than 30 educators from 12 European countries met for this conference in Berlin on May 28-30, 2009. The event was held in conjunction with the Geschichtsforum 09, one of the major German events commenorating the transitions of 1989.

Please check:
http://www.dare-network.eu/berlin_conference_documentation.htm for download of the complete conference documentation including the research papers, country reports, training material, media coverage and a picture gallery.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

DARE Synchronized Action Days 2009: Post your activities and increase your visibility!

Please share your activities leading up to Human Rights Day 2009 (from Sept 1 to Dec 10, 2009) with us in order to gain more visibility! SYNCHRONIZED ACTION DAYS are a powerful PR tool for organisations in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe.

WHY SYNCHRONISED ACTION DAYS?
With SYNCHRONISED ACTION DAYS we collect and showcase the many different activities in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. Be it a public event, a workshop, a seminar, a campaign, an arts project, a roundtable, a local, regional or international project – DARE publishes all your initiatives in a brochure and on the DARE website. We disseminate this hopefully impressing collection to stakeholders on the local, regional, national and European level.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
DARE collects all activities in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education leading up to Human Rights Day 2009 (ranging from Sept 1 to Dec 10, 2009). Every activity is important! You just have to fill out the short “activity report sheet” (download at http://www.dare-network.eu/synact_2009.htm)

WHAT IS DARE´S SERVICE AND YOUR BENEFIT?
Your activities will be collected and published on Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) on DARE´s website. Additionally, a printed brochure will be sent to all relevant stakeholders on national and European level (MEPs, MPs, MEC etc). You are very welcome to use the logo of the Synchronised Action Days 2009 to increase the visibility of our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
1) Fill out the simple “activity report form”
2) For every additional activity please just copy form
3) Send the form(s)as Word-files until October 31 2009 to: Anne Stalfort (stalfort@adb.de).

See full information package at: http://www.dare-network.eu/synact_2009.htm

See brochure with last years´ Synchronized Actions (2008): http://www.dare-network.eu/downloads/DARE_SynAct_2008.pdf

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

DARE Video 1-4: “Intercultural Dialogue – Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education”

We just opened the DARE video library, starting with the videos from the DARE conference “Intercultural Dialogue – Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education” in Vienna (14-16 November 2008). 230 people from 37 European countries representing the broad field of NGO practice, research and policy level attended the event, which was organised by the DARE network within its EU-funded project "Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning"

The conference video - by Beate Rathke, Berlin - is split in 4 parts to allow comfortable and quick downloading. Please share and comment on it!

DARE Vienna Conference Video PART 1

DARE Vienna Conference Video PART 2


DARE Vienna Conference Video PART 3


DARE Vienna Conference Video PART 4



Check the full DARE video library here!

DARE Video 5: Yulia Pererva (Council of Europe) explains the ratio behind the recently adopted Council of Europe “Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education” and its relevance for NGOs.

DARE Video 6: Niamh O´Reilly (AONTAS) explains how the Irish National Qualification Framework embraces non-formal education, and how that might ultimately lead to obtaining a PHD degree without ever having participated in the formal education systems.

DARE Video 7: Frank Elbers (HREA) on elements of the drafting process of the recently adopted Council of Europe “Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education” and its importance as a lobbying tool for NGOs.

DARE Video 8: Gintaras Stepanovicius, Lithuanian Minister of Education on the relevance of Human Rights Education and Education for Democratic Citizenship, the key role of NGOs, and the importance of non-uniform approaches in formal and non-formal education.

DARE Video 9: Britta Lejon (EAEA) explains the challenges of the Europe 2020 program for adult education, and points out that adult education is a part of the solution of the current crisis.