Thursday, 25 November 2010

DARE project meeting Nov 10, 2010: results and pictures

On Nov. 10, about 20 representives of the European DARE project consortium met in Budapest to assess the 2010 work plan and discuss future DARE activities in 2011 ff.
The meeting was hosted by the Active Citizenship Foundation and took place in the European Youth Center Budapest.

The partners discussed the results of the recent final project evaluation, prepared the DARE input to the conference "A Europe of Active Citizens: Assessment, Policy Responses and Recommendations on Active Citizenship Education", discussed the recently published call for proposals 2011 to the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme, outlined project drafts for 2011-2013 open to European partners, and presented pending project proposals involving DARE partners.

Victoria Quijada, Citizenship Foundation, UK, presented "GoGivers", an English EDC project for children and their communities, which could be adapted to other European contexts.

Georg Pirker (DARE Project Coordinator) presents the DARE stakeholder universe, a part of the DARE project documenation (to be published soon).

DARE Video 17: Bryony Hoskins on defining "Active Citizenship"

During the conference "A Europe of Active Citizens: Assessment, Policy Responses and Recommendations on Active Citizenship Education" (Budapest, Nov. 11, 2010), Bryony Hoskins, previous leader of the Active Citizenship Project at the European Commission, presented the recently developed “working definition of Active Citizenship” and explained how this definition can impact future policies and educational practice.

Click below for the full interview with Bryony Hoskins:



The definition reads: “Participation in civil society, community an/or social life, characterized by mutual respect and non-violence and in accordance with human rights and democracy” (Hoskins 2006). The working definition was created for the EC CRELL 'Active Citizenship for Democracy' project between 2005-2008. Bryony now works at the LLAKES centre, Institute of Education, University of London.

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DARE Video 16: David Kerr on ICCS Study Results

During the conference "A Europe of Active Citizens: Assessment, Policy Responses and Recommendations on Active Citizenship Education" (Budapest, Nov. 11, 2010) David Kerr, ICCS Associate Research Director, presented key results of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). The purpose of ICCS is to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the 21st century.

Click below for the full interview with David Kerr:


The IEA ICCS 2009 International and European Reports were released on Monday, 22 November 2010.

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A Europe of Active Citizens: Results from International Conference

"A Europe of Active Citizens: Assessment, Policy Responses and
Recommendations on Active Citizenship Education"
was the focus of an international conference in Budapest on Nov. 11, 2010, jointly organised by the Active Citizenship Foundation and DARE.

More than 100 international practitioners, researchers and policy makers from the local, national and EU level came together to discuss international studies surveys like the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), trends in education policies in Europe, and European policy responses in active citizenship education.


Tamás Szűcs, Head of the European Commission Representation in Hungary, outlines the relevance of the EU2020 strategy for citizenship education.


Zsuzsanna Szelényi, Chair of the Active Citizenship Foundation, and Ana Serrador, European Commission, discuss policy recommendations with the conference participants.

The conference also offered a platform to disseminate and discuss the DARE policy recommendations “Active Citizenship Education as Guiding Principle for Lifelong Learning”.

Check the DARE website for the complete conference documentation (to be published soon).

The DARE video library features interviews with two conference speakers:
- Key results of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), David Kerr, ICCS Associate Research Director
- Creating a working definition for "Active Citizenship", Bryony Hoskins, University of London, Institute of Education

Thursday, 4 November 2010

3rd International Academy “Remembrance and Human Rights”, Berlin, March 20-25, 2011

We invite you to participate in the 3rd International Academy “Remembrance and Human Rights” which will take place in Berlin from March 20-25, 2011.

The International Academy is a unique learning opportunity for people working in the fields of human rights education, historical education and remembrance.
Goals of the Academy:
The goals of the academy are to demonstrate and discuss possibilities for the connection of historical education with human rights education, to further qualify participants for the development of corresponding project ideas and educational offerings and to examine different national perspectives on the remembrance of National Socialism (effects and consequences) as well as human rights violations (past and present).
Target group:
The academy is primarily targeted at project managers and educators in the named fields from Europe and Israel. Applicants from Central and Eastern Europe are particularly welcome. The total number of participants is limited to 20. The Academy will be conducted in English.
Costs:
A 250 Euro programme fee includes room and board. For international participants it is possible to waive the programme fee, as well as to grant a travel allowance.
Information and Application:
Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future"
International Academy – Remembrance and Human Rights
Imke Leicht
Lindenstraße 20 – 25
10969 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30/ 25 92 97-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30/ 25 92 97-11
Email: leicht@stiftung-evz.de The application form can be found at:
http://www.stiftung-evz.de/eng/funding/human-rights/teaching-human-rights/3rd-academy-on-remembrance-and-human-rights-2011/or
http://www.stiftung-evz.de/foerderung/menschenrechte/menschen-rechte-bilden/internationale-akademie/akademie-2011/Application Deadline: January 10, 2011