Friday, 9 May 2008

!!!Save the Date!!! Conference: Intercultural Dialogue - Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, Vienna, 14-16 November 08

This European conference will provide input and networking opportunities on three different levels:

1) Presentations and workshops on intercultural didactics in formal learning: Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE) in a globalised world
2) Interactive trainings on anti-discrimination; arguing against prejudices and xenophobia; gender mainstreaming in intercultural dialogue, cultural gender norms; training and measuring intercultural competences etc.
3) Advocacy for intercultural learning in EDC and HRE: Practitioners and policy makers from the local and the European level will meet in small discussion groups.

The conference will provide a forum for practitioners in formal and non-formal education, researchers and scholars in EDC/HRE and policy makers from various levels. All European stakeholders of HRE/EDC in Adult Learning are invited to contribute. Results arising from the conference will be published and used for the preparation of a hearing on EDC/HRE in the European Parliament in 2009.

Please check for regular updates.
For more information, please contact the conference office. A detailed programme with the registration requirements will be published in June 2008.

The conference will begin on 14 November after lunch and finish on 16 November at around noon.
The venue is the Hilton Danube Hotel in Vienna. The conference language is English, a few workshops will also be held in German and French. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to a certain limit. Board and lodging costs are covered for the duration of the conference.

DARE - Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning
polis - Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools
bmukk - Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture

The conference is held in cooperation with the Council of Europe - Division for Citizenship and Human Rights Education, Directorate General IV.

Conference office:
c/o Mr Reinhard Eckert
Zentrum polis - Politik Lernen in der Schule
Helferstorferstra├če 5/1, A-1010 Wien
Tel.: +43-1-42 77-274 43
Fax: +43-1-42 77-274 30