Monday, 23 March 2009

Call for applications: Civic Education in Action

Civic Education in Action - an exchange program for young professionals from Central and Southeastern Europe

The Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Robert Bosch Stiftung
are awarding 20 scholarships to young professionals from Bulgaria, the Czech
Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and
Slovenia, working in civic education.

The program addresses qualified individuals who want to be involved in networking civic
education in Europe. The participants will spend 8 to 10 weeks as interns in a
German education institute. They will work there with their German colleagues,
establishing ties for future cross-border cooperation. During the
guest term, the scholarship holders will develop a project about the social or
political situation in their home country. They will implement this project together
with their host organization within the scope of the Civic Education
Campaign Days, the most important campaign for civic education in Germany.
Subsidies to the amount of € 3,000 are available for the project.
The introductory, mid-term and evaluation seminars are a permanent part of
the program.
For more information please visit:

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Conference “Pathways interconnecting history education and Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education in Adult learning”, 29 - 30 May 2009, Berlin

DARE´s Conference 2009 on the European Year of creativity an innovation, 29 - 30 May 2009, Berlin

Knowledge about mechanisms of adopting recent history becomes a cross cutting issue for citizenship education in lifelong learning. Facing that people/societies all over Europe live in a multidimensional cluster of their respective history experience, individual perceptions of migration, marginalization, time and place become a hot topic for citizenship.
In the frame of the “History Forum 09 / Geschichtsforum 09” AdB and DARE will organise a joint conference package interconnecting academia and praxis approaches for non-formal education on the issue of the 89 revolution and its role for non-formal civic education in Europe.
This seminar will take place 29-30 May 2009, at AdB (29th May) as well as in the Humboldt University/Berlin (30th May).

Look at the detailed program on:

DARE – Democracy and Human rights in Europe is a Europe-wide network of NGOs and other organisations devoted to raise the profile of Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE), promote transcultural and transnational cooperation, and enhance the quality of education within these fields.

Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten (The Association of German Educational Organisations - AdB) is a non-governmental, non-profit association which represents more than 200 institutions of civic and political education for young people and adults in Germany.

Interested participants outside the DARE project, please ask at your Grundtvig National Agency for mobility support (latest 8 weeks in advance).

For any further information, please contact:

Georg Pirker
Head of international department
Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten
Mühlendamm 3, 10178 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-400 401 17