Thursday, 20 March 2008

International HR summer school

From 21-28 June 2008, the DARE member Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights organizes the 19th International Summer School on Human Rights. It will take place in Warsaw, Poland, and is a summer school designed for human rights activists.

Upcoming HR e-learning course

Mainstreaming Human Rights (31 March-15 June 2008) is an e-learning course offered by the DARE member HREA (Human Rights Education Associates). Instructor will be Dr. Gerd Oberleitner. Course outline:

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: Mainstreaming human rights: history and theoretical challenges
  • Week 3: Mainstreaming human rights: practical requirements and operational consequences - UNESCO a case study
  • Week 4: ILO: workers' rights, international labour standards and the human rights system
  • Week 5: UNICEF: from children's needs to children's rights
  • Week 6: Open week
  • Week 7: UNDP: development as a human right and the Millennium Development Goals
  • Week 8: UNFPA and UNIFEM: women's human rights and gender mainstreaming
  • Week 9: UN HABITAT: making the right to housing a reality
  • Week 10: FAO and WHO: food and health as human rights
  • Week 11: Human rights mainstreaming in the UN: making up the balance

Study: EDC in adult education

Guiding question of the Stocktaking Study on Lifelong Learning For Democratic Citizenship through Adult Education (LLL - EDC-Study) was, how adults can develop competencies relevant for democratic citizenship in Europe. It was made by researchers from 7 European universities, EAEA and the DARE-Network. The study offers an up-to-date overview in EDC research, policy and practice in 9 European countries.
Primary outcomes of the study are national reports released during the project period. These reports are combined and summarised in three transnational analysis. Later this year a concluding report will be released by Soren Ehlers who coordinated the project at the University of Aarhus/Danish School of education.
All national reports, additional material and transnational analysis can be found on the website of the project. The study was granted by the EC/Grundtvig 1.

New members of DARE board

At the General Assembly of DARE in Berlin in December 2007, a new board was elected. New chair of the network is Daniela Kolarova from Partners Bulgaria. Ingrid Halbritter from Pharos was elected vice-chair, Maja Uzelac from Mali Korak was re-elected vice-chair, Richard Wassell from Centre for Europe was re-elected treasurer, Georg Pirker from AdB (Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten) is secretary of the DARE network.