Saturday, 31 October 2009

The European Wergeland Centre - Newsletter #5/October 2009



Newsletter #5/October 2009
EWC Summer Academy in Poland


Recently EWC Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and Special Adviser Gunnar Mandt met with the Polish Deputy Minister of National Education, Krzysztof Stanowski in Warsaw, Poland to discuss the possibility of organizing a summer academy in Warsaw, a joint project between the Polish Ministry of National Education, the National In-Service Teacher Training Centre in Poland and the EWC.

The Summer Academy

The summer academy is based on an initiative made by the Polish Ministry of National Education to The European Wergeland Centre in May 2009.

The first course will take place in July 2010. The content and theme will vary slightly from course to course, but the structure will be more or less the same; 30 teacher trainers from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus coming together in Warsaw to analyze and exchange practice and ideas, identify problematic issues and helping them to incorporate the principles of human rights, democracy, tolerance and mutual respect, the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts into daily practice of teaching and learning.

The academy will consist of online preparations, face to face seminars and online follow-up after the seminar.

The trainers will also be asked to act as liaison officers for the summer academy in his or her country.

Further information and details about the Summer Academy will be available on the EWC website in the beginning of 2010.

The European Wergeland Centre, Stensberggt 25, NO-0170 Oslo, Norway
P:+47 21 01 45 00 | F:+47 21 01 45 01 | www.theewc.org | post@theewc.org

Friday, 30 October 2009

Zentrum Polis: Workshops on children´s rights (2) and EDC (1), Mannersdorf / Lower Austria


Workshops for 75 students / 3 school classes (grade 7 and 8)

EDC-workshop ” Voting at 16”: students will be encouraged to think and act politically by means of a reflective and self-reflective political consciousness based on their personal experience and perspectives.

Human Rights Workshop: Students will learn about the human rights-based approach, get an overview on different groups of Human Rights and reflect upon various Human Rights topics (primarily in relation with rights of children and youth)


By means of interactive and learner-centred methods (pictures and cartoons, theatre methods…) students will be sensitized for topics dealing with Human Rights and Democracy and become familiar with the Human Rights system.


DATENovember 10, 2009, 9.a.m. to 12.a.m.

Partner:
Secondary modern school Mannersdorf, http://www.hsmannersdorf.at/


Contact:

Zentrum polis – Politik Lernen in der Schule / polis - Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

Helferstorferstraße 5, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

Zentrium Polis: Seminar on methods relating to citizenship education and human rights education, Austria


Seminar for 9 Teachers of vocational schools teaching citizenship education on methods relating to EDC/HRE. To make teachers familiar with interactive, students-oriented and participatory methods of HRE and EDC. The Seminar will be held in Eisenstadt (capital of Burgenland, a federal state in the south of Austria), vocational school in Eisenstadt, on October 14, 2009

The participants


● experience a sample of interactive methods in the field of EDC and HRE

● get an overview on students-oriented methods of EDC / HRE

● reflect upon contents and methods relevant for their own teaching practice in school

● receive material of EDC and HRE, published by the Center for Citzenship Education - polis and other organisations

Web:

https://www.ph-online.ac.at/ph-bgld/lv.detail?clvnr=106240

Contact:

Pädagogische Hochschule Eisenstadt / Teacher training college Eisenstadt


Thomas Alva Edison-Straße 1, 7000 Eisenstadt

Coordinator of vocational school Eisenstadt; Mrs. Karlicek Anne

Zentrum Polis: Training program “Rights for Everyone?!” - Interpädagogica 2009, Vienna


“Rights for Everyone?!” Workshop / Training program for Visitors of the educational trade fair for teaching aids, equipment, culture and sport. The Workshop helps promoting the training program and the organisation Zentrum Polis. It aims at presenting the training program on how to get along with everyone in daily life

Web: http://www.politik-lernen.at/content/site/workshopsfuerschulen/rechthatjeder/index.html



Place/Date

Austria / 1020 Vienna / Messe Wien Interpädagogica 2009

November 13, 2009, 11:30- 12:20 h



Partner:

Interpädagogica: http://www.interpaedagogica.at/



Contact:


Zentrum polis – Politik Lernen in der Schule / polis - the Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

Helferstorferstraße 5, A-1010 Vienna, Austria, www.politik-lernen.at

http://www.politik-lernen.at/

Michael Nußbaumer

michael.nussbaumer@politik-lernen.at

Workshop “Democracy Teaching in Schools”, Austria



Workshop with 10 Students: Reflecting, Learning, Talking, Exercises, Exchange on Democracy Teaching in Schools at the Catholic Pedagogical University Vienna/Krems

Web: https://www.ph-online.ac.at/kphvie/webnav.ini


Austria, Krems, Pädagogische Hochschule

10th November 2009, 14.00 – 17.00


Contact:

KPH Krems, Dr. Gschmeidler-Str. 22-30, 3500 Krems

Mag. Nikisch

Zentrum Polis: Seminar on Human Rights Education, Vienna Austria


Further training for 25 secondary school teachers (internal school-activity).

Introduction into the system of human rights; methods to implement human rights education




Place/DATE

Austria, 1130 Vienna, GRG 13 Wenzgasse 7 (secondary school)

September 23, 2009, 14:30-18:00 follow-up October 7, 2009



Partner:

Secondary school Wenzgasse

http://www.wenzgasse.at/



Contact:


Zentrum polis – Politik Lernen in der Schule / polis - the Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

Helferstorferstraße 5, A-1010 Vienna, Austria, http://www.politik-lernen.at/


Dorothea Steurer dorothea.steurer@politik-lernen.at

Zentrum Polis at Diversity Day (FRA) in Vienna



Participation at Diversity Day (youth event on equal opportunities and diversity): Workshop on topic of fairness and interactive stand on the topic of children´s rights/rights of youth, Vienna City hall, Austria, 3rd December 2009



Target Group: School classes, young people (12-19 years old) and teachers


- Aprox. 500-1000 youth and adults (interactive stand)


- Aprox. 30 youth (workshop)


a) interactive stand dealing with the topic of children´s rights / rights of youth


b) workshop on fairness and diversity


- Stand: sensitization for the topic of children´s rights/rights of youth (children´s rights are human rights!)


- Workshop: the workshop aims to foster the social skills of young people and to provide a foundation for the respect for human rights


Stand:


Youth are invited to participate in different activities – an interactive quiz on children´s rights / “What about YOURr opinion?” / “Picking children´s Rights” etc.



Workshop:


Participants are stimulated to reflect upon patterns of interaction with other and upon their attitudes towards others by means of cooperation games and by solving group tasks.


http://www.diversityday.eu/

Partner: Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), http://fra.europa.eu/ contact:

Zentrum polis – Politik Lernen in der Schule / polis - Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

Helferstorferstraße 5, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

http://www.politik-lernen.at/

Elisabeth Turek, elisabeth.turek@politik-lernen.at

Seminar: U.N. Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Cyprus


Lemesos - Cyprus is the place to be on 15/10/09 for 500 persons with disabilities and their families, who met in an open seminar to get informsation about the U.N. Convention for Persons With Disabilities. On the meeting there will be diverse Lectures & Dialogues with state officials and the participants.


web: http://www.esfcyprus.eu/


Contact:

European Social Forum Cyprus ( ESFC)

P.O.Box 53364 Lemesos 3302 http://www.esfcyprus.eu/

Chrysis Michaelides

chrysis@esfc.org.cy

Workshop on: PATIENTS RIGHTS - National Networking in Human Rights, Cyprus


On 09.11.09 20 cypriotic decision makers from National NGOs of Patient & Persons with Disabilities meet at the ESFC central Offices in Lemesos - Cyprus, to organise a National Thematic Network in Human Rights in order to discuss the networks the organizational rules.


more: http://www.esfcyprus.eu/


Contact:

European Social Forum Cyprus ( ESFC)

P.O.Box 53364 Lemesos 3302 http://www.esfcyprus.eu/

Chrysis Michaelides

chrysis@esfc.org.cy

Workshop and publication: Together


From September 21st - September 27th 2009 15 teenagers and volunteers of the NGO "Terra- 1530" join a workshop on Anti-Corruption and create a new community based Partnership . The Workshop takes place in the Republic of Moldova: Vorniceni, Galest


web: www.terra1530.md


Partners: Local Public Administration; NGO “Terra-HS” etc


Contact:

Terra-1530 (Earth)

5-6 Inculet, Vorniceni village, Straseni district, Moldova

Botnaru Petru terra1530@gmail.com

Study Trip to Bosnia


From 29.8.-5.9.2009 Bosnia-Herzegovina is the destination to go for 12 Citizens of Germany. The aim pof the tour is to learn about the recent past of Bosnia and its current political situation. Visiting Sarajevo, Srebrenica and Mostar and talking to representatives, activists and everyday people.


more: http://www.pharos-online.org/


Partners: Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Sarajevo, Udruzenje “KULT” Sarajevo


Contact:


Pharos e.V. Stuttgart/Germany

Greutterstr. 61 A, D – 70499 Stuttgart, http://www.pharos-online.org/

Ingrid Halbritter, Ingrid.Halbritter@pharos-online.org

E-learning course: Monitoring Women’s Rights


From 16 September-24 November 2009 for human rights/women's rights staff of NGOs, intergovernmental and government agencies, women's advocates and related professionals to enhance capacity of institutions to monitor women’s human rights and gender equality

This distance learning course is a basic introduction to measuring and monitoring the status of women and gender equality, including basic health and welfare, education, civil rights and freedoms, and special protection measures. The course will address the full cycle of monitoring, including tool development; methodologies for carrying out monitoring; and the application of results for improving the respect, protection and realisation of women's human rights.



http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=441



Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Postbus 59225

1040 KE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

http://www.hrea.org

Jessica Scholes, j.scholes@hrea.org

E-learning course: Monitoring Children’s Rights


E-learning course from 16 September-24 November 2009 for 30 human rights/child rights staff members of NGOs, intergovernmental and government agencies, children's advocates and child-related professionals to enhance capacity of institutions to monitor children’s rights


This distance learning course is a basic introduction to measuring and monitoring the status of children, including basic health and welfare, education, civil rights and freedoms, and special protection measures. The course will address the full cycle of monitoring, including tool development; methodologies for carrying out monitoring (both organisationally as well as through the involvement of children); and the application of results for improving the promotion and protection of the rights of the child.



http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=332



Contact:

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Postbus 59225

1040 KE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

http://www.hrea.org

Jessica Scholes, j.scholes@hrea.org

e-learning course: Minority Rights, Indigenous Peoples and International Law



E-learning course from 14 September-22 November 2009 for 30 practitioners and professionals who want to gain knowledge in the field of the minority rights and rights of indigenous peoples, university students of international law, international relations, politics and other areas and NGO staff members

Goal: Enhance capacity of NGOs to protect and promote minority rights

This course is an introduction to the protection of minority rights under international law and allows participants to explore and critically assess the norms and institutions for the protection of minorities and indigenous peoples which have been created over the past half century.

Web: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=973

Partner organisation:
Institute of International Law and International Relations of the University of Graz (Austria), http://www.uni-graz.at/vrewww/


Contact:


Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Postbus 59225

1040 KE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

http://www.hrea.org

Jessica Scholes, j.scholes@hrea.org

E-learning course: Human Rights Advocacy



From 16 September to 24 November 2009 30 staff members of human rights/social justice organisations join this e-learning course to enhance capacity of NGOs in advocacy.


In this course, participants should deepen their knowledge about advocacy and its relationship to: Politics and Democracy; Citizenship and Rights; Power, Empowerment and Citizen Education and Action. Participants will gain basic skills and knowledge in: visioning; contextual analysis; problem/issue identification; analysis and prioritisation; power mapping; goal/objective setting; analysis of advocacy arenas and strategies; message development, reports and media; public outreach and mobilization; lobbying and negotiation; advocacy leadership and coalition building; and assessment of success.



Web:


http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=397



Contact


Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)


Postbus 59225

1040 KE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

http://www.hrea.org

Jessica Scholes, j.scholes@hrea.org

Webinar “Civil Society and the Universal Periodic Review”



Online workshop/Webinar for 250 staff members of human rights NGOs who want to monitor, or submit shadow reports, the human rights record review of their country by the UN Human Rights Council, the so-called Universal Periodic Review (UPR), 22 October 2009 from 14h00-15h30 CET.



Aim of the Online Workshop is to enhance capacity of civil society organisations in monitoring human rights and hold governments accountable Julie de Rivero of Human Rights Watch in Geneva will provide an introduction to the UPR process, which will be followed by a moderated discussion.


Info on the Web: http://www.hrea.org/UPR



Partner Organisation:

Human Rights Watch, http://www.hrw.org



Contact:


Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Postbus 59225

1040 KE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

http://www.hrea.org

Steven Courchesne, s.courchesne@hrea.org

Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice



Launch of a Compendium on Human Righs Education in the School Systems




The Compendium aims to support quality teaching in these areas, to be a resource and inspiration for educational policymakers and administrators, teachers, teacher trainers, non-formal educators and all other interested actors, as well as to facilitate networking and the exchange of experience among education professionals.


Launch of the Compendium at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland, 2 October 2009 with around 500 educational policymakers and administrators, teachers, teacher trainers, non-formal educators,


Find the compendium on the Web on: http://www.hrea.org/compendium



Partner Organisations:


Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR), http://www.osce.org/odihr
Council of Europe,
http://www.coe.int
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),
http://www.ohchr.org

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), http://www.unesco.org



Contact:


Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Postbus 59225

1040 KE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

http://www.hrea.org

Felisa Tibbitts, ftibbitts@hrea.org

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Joint Research Workshop on Improving Access to Main Stream Services, Glasgow UK


A joint research between BEMIS and Equality network to look at problems faced by the ethnic minority /LGBT groups, stimulating a debate and attention to addressing support needs and equality issues in this setting. The joint research has defintely shifted the attitudes within the EM groups as well as enhanced understanding among various stakeholders in relation to ME/LGBT and the need to invest in support for these disadvantaged groups in diverse ethnic minority communities and stakeholders.

The aim of this workshop with 100 participants is to identify barriers the stakeholders are having to address the EM/LGBT issues and how best they can provide culturally services to these groups and look at the discrimination and homophobia and leadership roles within the organisations to take this piece of work forward. Develop ways in which EM/LGBTpeople can get involved in helping to improve access to main stream services across the Scotland. Equality is for all and it does not exist in a vaccuum.

Presentations were given from both organisations as why it was necessary to have this partnership approach and the need for this solid research and then the findings and recomendations from the report were presented and the workshops were carried out to get further evidence and get further recomendations from the stakeholders and communities as the best way forward.

Place: Scotland Glasgow

Date: 28th August 09

Information is available on the web: http://www.bemis.org.uk/
Contact:
Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS)

BEMIS 38 Queen St- Glasgow G1 3DX

Ms tanveer Parnez

tanveer.parnez@bemis.org.uk

Partner: Equality Network

Video Competition: “WORLD CITIZENS…FOR take"



The Video Competition takes place between 1. September 30. November 2009 and is full implemented via http://www.donbosco-humanrights.org/ platform between. The follow up event will take place in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, in January 2010.

The main aim of the Video Competition is inviting young people to share own videos and images representing their ideas of being active and responsible citizens, capable of building a fair world, through a 2 minutes video that represents their views and upload it on YOUTUBE.

The winner or the winners will be invited to participate to the International Volunteers Meeting, organized by VIS, that will take place in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, in January 2009 and present the video and share their experiences.

On http://www.donbosco-humanrights.org/ platform, a sustainable tool accessible to all created by Salesian NGOs. It aims at encouraging the active participation of educators in the preparation and development of the International Congress on Preventive System and Human Rights that took place in Rome form 2nd to 6th January 2009; At sharing and using good practices with those organizations and people from all over the world, strive to highlight the educational and programmatic value of promotion and protection of human rights education; At providing pathways to knowledge and self-training tools on Preventive System of Don Bosco and Human Rights.

Partners:

VIS – Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (International Volunteers for Development)

Salesian Congregation www.sdb.org

JTM – Jovenes del Tercer Mundo http://www.jovenestercermundo.org/

JDW – Jugend Dritte Welt http://www.jugenddrittewelt.de/

Don Bosco – Aktion Austria – Jugend Eine Welt http://www.jugendeinewelt.at/

DMOS - COMIDE www.dmos-comide.org

MDB – Muchachos y Muchachas con Don Bosco http://www.muchachosdonbosco.com/

Contact Persons:

Mrs Carola Carazzone, Human Rights Office Coordinator, Email: c.carazzone@volint.it, Ms Gabriella Patriziano, Human Rights Office, Email: gabriellapatriziano3@yahoo.it