Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Save the Date! DARE General Assembly 2015 in Oslo/Norway

The DARE General Assembly will happen from 17-19 June 2015 in Oslo/Norway and will be hosted by the Menneskerretighetsakademiet/Human Rights Academy Norway.
besides the GA issues we plan to hold several workshops on such issues as "Preventing radicalization through human rights education?”  and visit the  European Wergeland Centre (www.theewc.org) and the Nobel Peace Centre (nobelpeacecenter.org). For the GA DARE members should be redy to hand in a partnership Decleration in E+ by end of January!

More info soon


IX World Assembly of the International Council for Adult Education, June 11-14, 2015


We are writing to secure your participation and support for the IX World Assembly of the International Council for Adult Education that will take place in Montreal, from June 11 to 14, 2015.  As you know ICAE meets every four years to review the successes and challenges affecting adult learning and education, to share good practice and to identify strategic priorities, locally, regionally and globally for the next four years.  ICAE holds its General Assembly at the end of the World Assembly, at which its Executive is elected, and its strategic priorities are agreed.
The 2015 Assembly meets at a critical time, and we need to secure representation from members across the globe to respond to the challenges we face.  We will meet a month after the World Education Forum in Korea, and three months before the UN agrees new development goals for 2015-2030, including a commitment which we expect to ‘quality, inclusive education and lifelong learning’. 
We also meet at a time when we can see the collective failure to achieve the Education for All goals set in 2000, when hundreds of millions of young people and adults continue to be denied the human right to education.  We will address how best civil society can mobilise locally, nationally and globally, to secure adult learning and education to create the world we want.
More details of the event are attached to this letter.
There are three key ways you can help make the Assembly an exceptional success:
·         Sending   representatives/ delegates from your constituencies.
·         Helping secure globally representative participation in the assembly workshops and panels by funding delegate(s) from member organizations that will otherwise be unable to participate, 
·         Registering an activity in the 2 days program of the World Assembly
Indeed, every contribution will be welcomed and we will assure special visibility to the members that will join us in this endeavor and help us to ensure participation of all the diversity represented by ICAE.    

Do get in touch with us to discuss how you can support the Assembly by contacting secretariat@icae.org.uy
I look forward to seeing you in Montreal, if not before…
Katarina Popovic
ICAE Secretary General


                                     

Roads to Democracy. How can History Education pave the Way? Euroclio annual conference 2015 in Denmark

The DARE network is proud to contribute to Euroclios 2015 annual conference!

What does Democracy mean today and what will it mean for those who are now attending schools? When we consider the impact of the near-collapse of Europe’s financial system in recent years, where do we start to teach for democracy? When we consider military interventions, how does Europe’s history reflect on this? When Democracy is more than ‘the vote’, what mindset should students across Europe and beyond develop. How could history contribute to this?

These and more questions on the environment of the history educator in 21st century will be the points to peer-learn on 6 full course days at a Unique International Conference.


Background document, EUROCLIO Annual Conference 2015 (587.53 kB)



Participants of the conference are invited to submit their workshop proposals to EUROCLIO. The authors of the selected workshop proposals will get an opportunity to take an active part in the conference programme and host an interactive workshop and engage other participants in interactive learning which should reflect the aims of the conference. The interested parties should fill out the below form and send to aysel@euroclio.eu before December 15, 2014.

Form for workshop proposals, EUROCLIO Annual Conference 2015 (114.5 kB)

Please, be advised that submitting the workshop proposal does not guarantee that the proposal will be accepted. The proposals will be subject to the review and selection by the Conference Organising Team.



History, Heritage and Citizenship Educators are encouraged to take part in this unique International Training Course, as it aims to achieve for individuals the following outcomes:
Increased capacity to use and access to innovative history education tools from across Europe with a focus on education for democratic citizenship.
Recognition of developed competences in history education through lifelong learning in the international context.
Increased access and participation in European Community of History Educators.
Improved English-language competence through facilitated and engaged dialogues.
Raised awareness of cultures and identities through reflection on the teaching of history across Europe.
Access to new partnerships, including schools, local, regional, national and international educational authorities and institutes in different fields and sectors.

please note: the registration deadline is January 15th 2015

Thank you for your interest, please feel free to pass this message on to any contacts you feel may be interested in participating in this event.

For queries, contact Aysel Gojayeva (aysel@euroclio.eu).

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Hidden cameras against human rights abuses

In a TED Talk, Oren Yakobovich speaks about his organization, Videre, which helps everyday people use hidden cameras to film dangerous situations of violence, political fraud and abuse. Videre uncovers, verifies and publicizes human rights abuses that the world needs to witness: