Saturday, 30 April 2016

Human Rights Education Indicator Framework now available in English, French and Spanish

Human Rights Education Indicator Framework
The Human Rights Education Indicator Framework: Key indicators to monitor and assess the implementation of human rights education and training is now available in French and Spanish, in addition to the English version that appeared in 2015.
This resource provides a framework of indicators for civil society organisations, national human rights institutions and government bodies as well as United Nations mechanisms to examine the presence and quality of human rights education policies and practices. The framework aims to support a review of the status of human rights education within national planning, the formal education sector, and the training of professional groups. It is a means of understanding the scale and quality of such practices and identifying gaps and areas for improvement.
The Human Rights Education Indicator Framework is available for download at Sections of the framework that are relevant to key sectors can be downloaded individually.  In the upcoming months, the HRE 2020 website will also provide additional monitoring resources, such as examples of human rights education-related surveys based on the Indicator Framework.
HRE 2020 is a civil society coalition that supports and strengthens the implementation of international commitments to human rights education. It seeks to ensure a systematic monitoring of governments implementation of human rights education provisions in international human rights instruments, including the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training and the World Programme for Human Rights Education. DARE member HREA is a founding member of the coalition, together with Amnesty International and Soka Gakkai International. DARE is also a member.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

DARE Position on the Post-Paris-Process and on the Joint Report on EAT 2020

A year has passed since the European Education Ministers adopted the Paris Declaration on Promoting Citizenship and the common values of freedom tolerance and non-discrimination through education.
An ambitious goal which is accompanied by several initiatives to bring back EDC HRE on the agenda of Europan policy making.
Members from the DARE network in the last year intensively discussed the declaration as well as subsequent documents such as the EC Joint Report on Education and Training 2020 (issued in November 2015), with the aim to support the processes critically and feed it from the perspective of non-formal education. 
DARE recommends the EU to turn forward and pave the way with an idea of more empowerment, concrete support of education for democratic action, and especially to support the field of non-formal educational providers of democracy and human rights education who bring in the relevant practice, competence and expertise to advance the situation.
DARE aims for an up-to date definition of innovation in education, a change in the direction of European programs, strict monitoring of educational programs from an EDC perspective, the establishment of  an independent European Agency for Citizenship Education as core instruments to advance the situation, which needs to be based on evidence of more and better research.

Democracy Education is a task for Lifelong learning PDF|
DARE position to the Post-Paris-Process in Europe  PDF

Thursday, 14 April 2016

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Scholarship for ECCHR's Legal Training Program

Starting a career in international human rights work can require more just having the requisite passion, motivation and skills. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung, the scholarship sponsor, recognize this. There continue to be barriers to entry into the profession that go against the spirit of our work, i.e. when economic or social considerations prevent potential participants from taking part in our programs.

With this in mind, the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung scholarship for ECCHR’s Legal Training Program offers young people with limited financial means and/or from underrepresented geographic and social backgrounds the chance to gain professional experience in human rights work.

Who can apply?

The call for applications is aimed at students and young professionals (max one year after graduation) who wish to apply for ECCHR’s Legal Training Program but whose personal and financial situation would make it impossible to participate on an unpaid basis.

The next deadline for applications is 15 May 2016

Marie Badarne
Coordinator, Education Program

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights e.V. (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58, Aufgang D
D-10961 BERLIN