Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Training Course on „Human Rights Methods in youth work“, taking place at International House Sonnenberg from April 2nd to 9th, 2009

We are very happy to announce that the application for our Training Course on Human Rights Methods (the idea was developed on the SIG II meeting in Rome in July) was accepted by the Youth in Action programme. We found a whole colourful bouquet of nine international partners – mostly members of the DARE network – who support the project, such as “Partners Bulgaria Foundation”, “Future Worlds Center” Cyprus, “Centre for Europe” Great Britain, “Human Rights Education Associates” Netherlands and the DARE network itself. Other countries involved are Lithuania, Georgia, Ucraine, Italy and of Germany as host country.

Each partner is going to send at least 4 young multipliers (between 18 and 30 years) to participate in the one-week training course that will cope with basic educational methods to involve the subject of Human Rights in youth work. Therefore a big variety of workshops, held by experienced trainers, will be offered. The aim of the training is to equip trainers and/or teachers who are already experienced in the field of youth work with a set of general knowledge and basic methodology on Human Rights education. Moreover there will be lots of chances for mutual exchange of experience and the development of new project ideas. Participants will be able to implement new methods and activities into their daily youth work, in order to raise awareness for Human Rights among young people all over Europe.

Costs: 145,- € (90,-€ reduced) participation fee,
the participants have to come up for 30% of their travel costs. 70% of the travel expenses will be reimbursed at the training according to receipts up to a maximum of 300,- Euros per person.

The facility “International House Sonnenberg” is situated in the beautiful National Park of the Harz Mountains, surrounded by the bigger cities of Hannover, G√∂ttingen and Braunschweig. Besides the comfort of modern accommodation, tasty food, and well-equipped conference rooms, the picturesque scenery invites for relaxing hikes in the forests and mountains. For more information please check http://www.sonnenberg-international.de/Veranstaltungen/2009/details_uk.php?Mode=1&ID=16.

We are looking forward to an intense international week with new impulses, contacts and a high level of professional exchange on up-to-date methods of Human Rights Education. If you’re interested in participating, sending participants or running a workshop as a trainer, please write an email to k.poetzsch@sonnenberg-international.de.

Looking forward to welcome many active young multipliers in the first week of April!

Katja Pötzsch, Internationales Haus Sonnenberg

Monday, 16 February 2009

Vienna Conference documentation is online!

The documentation of DARE´s 2008 conference "Intercultural Dialogue - Challenge for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education" is online.

Have a look at the single workshop packages under: http://www.dare-network.eu/vienna_conference_documentation.htm

Friday, 13 February 2009

New publication on education for citizenship and diversity in Irish contexts

Former President of Ireland and human rights activist Mary Robinson launched a new book Education for Citizenship and Diversity in Irish Contexts in Dublin on 5th February 2009.

The publication is the result is a collaborative venture between academics and practitioners in the area of education for citizenship, human rights and diversity in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The 18 chapters offer an engaging range of practical suggestions, conceptual frameworks, critical analyses and policy challenges from pioneers in the field of citizenship education in Ireland.

While, as the title suggests, the focus is on modern day Ireland, many of the insights in the book have global relevance and international applications. The book is co-edited by Gerry Jeffers, National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Una O'Connor, University of Ulster, Coleraine. More information on the publication is available at: http://www.ipa.ie/upload/documents/Brochurepic.pdf.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Hearing with the European Parliament on EDC/HRE

The DATE of the Hearing is fixed by the EPs CULT Secretariate: On Thursday 2 of April 2009 DARE is invited for an exchange of views on EDC/HRE in Europe with Members of the European Parliament.
EDC/HRE practicioners from the NGO level interested in participating in the Hearing please contact Georg Pirker: pirker@adb.de

Monday, 2 February 2009

aces – Academy of Central European Schools: Call for project proposals 2009

The new call for the successful school partnership project “aces – Academy of Central European Schools” was launched on February 2.
In 1989, active citizenship led to the Fall of the Iron Curtain. Against this background, the theme of the 2009 competition is “Have your say! Young Europeans shape their future”.

Eligible countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic and Slovenia.

The best project proposals will be awarded, and the winners are supported in carrying out the cross-border partnership projects.

All school types with pupils aged 12-17 years can participate. Working language is English.

Deadline for submission is 30th April 2009!

aces is an initiative by ERSTE Foundation (Austria) in co-operation with Interkulturelles Zentrum. The network aims at promoting the exchange and intercultural dialogue among young people and teachers in Central Europe.

Further information (including the application form and background information) available on: http://www.aces.or.at/
On the website you will also find a Partner Finder - in case you are still looking for a school in another eligible country.

In case of whatever questions, please contact: Interkulturelles Zentrum (Vienna, Austria)
rebecca.zeilinger@iz.or.at, Tel: +43 (0)1 5867544-20