Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Conference: Intercultural Dialogue - Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education

Vienna (Austria), 14-16 November 2008

Registration form
Invitation and programme overview
Detailed workshop descriptions

This European conference aims at providing a forum for practitioners in formal and non-formal education, academia and activists, political scientists, educators in HRE/EDC, and policy makers from various levels. It aims to contribute to the development of coherent European framework policies in HRE/EDC in order to improve the access to information and sufficient resources for relevant NGOs. The conference offers not only networking opportunities, but focuses on hands-on training and an exchange of best practices.

The findings and results developed during the conference will be published and used for the preparation of a hearing on EDC/HRE in the European Parliament in 2009. The conference will serve to provide input and networking opportunities on three different levels (see programme overview).

The programme will begin on Friday, 14 November 2008 after lunch and finish on Sunday, 16 November 2008 at around noon in the Hilton Danube Hotel in Vienna. The conference language is English, but one workshop each will be held in German and French. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to the limit of 300 €. Board and lodging costs are covered for the duration of the
conference (see financial details in the registration form).

Participants have to be affiliated (as a staff member or regular volunteer) with an organisation involved in HRE/EDC and/or intercultural learning in the EU or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey. Registration Deadline is 31 Aug 2008.

Please check our news blog for regular updates on the programme.
For more information, please take a look at http://www.politik-lernen.at/goto/minimal/on/Conferences_Nov_08/ or contact the 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

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.