Thursday, 26 August 2010

Register for the NECE-Conference: "Cities and Urban Spaces: Chances for Cultural and Citizenship Education"

NECE - Networking European Citizenship Education:
"Cities and Urban Spaces: Chances for Cultural and Citizenship Education"
29 September - 1 October 2010, Trieste (Italy)

This year's NECE conference refers to radical changes in European cities: migration and mobility tend to undermine the cohesion in many urban societies. Many cities have become complicated entities in which ethnically, socially and culturally segregated communities have developed. Often, extended leeways for individual life designs and collective ways of living are often linked to growing disparity and conflicts of identity and self-assertion.

Developments within cities and in urban spaces provide a variety of starting points for new ways of cultural and citizenship education which are being discovered only slowly. Artistic and cultural ways of action and interventions may inform and activate the public, new participative ways of urban development may mobilise the citizens’ political and creative potential and support the voices of civil society. Which opportunities and tasks for cultural and citizenship education do result from these new forms and ways of action? May they lead to a reconsideration of previous assumptions and interventions in cultural and citizenship education?

The NECE conference in Trieste can be understood as a laboratory, think tank and project market for different disciplines, methodologies ("expert cultures") and practitioners, bringing together the variety of 'urban' discourses and practices in the cities of Europe in order to look for new approaches to cooperation and projects.

Within the framework of this European conference, a market of ideas and projects (Project Market) will be launched. Display boards will be available to show posters or tack other information on your project. This tool also offers space for the presentation of good practice projects by audiovisual methods or installations. Please apply at nece-trieste@lab-concepts.de before 6 September. Space is limited.

Registration is still possible here or by e-mail to nece-trieste@lab-concepts.de

There is no participation fee. The conference language is English (without translation). The conference organisers will not cover your travel and accomodation costs.

More information about the NECE conference as well as the NECE initiative you can find at: www.nece.eu

Thursday, 5 August 2010

DARE Video 7: Frank Elbers (HREA) on drafting the Council of Europe HRE/EDC Charter

At the DARE Focus Meeting “Citizenship Reloaded: The Demand for `Active Citizenship´ in Europe and its Implications for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE)" in Vilnius/Lithuania, July 1-3, 2010, 37 stakeholders from 16 European countries explored challenges for EDC/HRE under rapidly changing European policy frames.

Frank Elbers (DARE board chair and Director of Programmes at HREA Human Rights Education Associates, DARE) pointed out key 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.



Check the full DARE video library here!

DARE Video 1-4: DARE Conference Nov 2008 on Intercultural Dialogue, interviews with participants, part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4

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 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.

DARE Video 6: Niamh O´Reilly (AONTAS) on the Irish National Qualification Framework

At the DARE Focus Meeting “Citizenship Reloaded: The Demand for `Active Citizenship´ in Europe and its Implications for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE)" in Vilnius/Lithuania, July 1-3, 2010, 37 stakeholders from 16 European countries explored challenges for EDC/HRE under rapidly changing European policy frames.

Niamh O´Reilly (AONTAS - The National Irish Adult Education Organisation) explained 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.



Check the full DARE video library here!

DARE Video 1-4: DARE Conference Nov 2008 on Intercultural Dialogue, interviews with participants, part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4

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 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.