Friday, 25 September 2009

Letter from the Chair

Dear DARE Network members, friends and colleagues,

I hope you are all reinvigorated after what were hopefully relaxing holidays and a sunny summer. During the summer the DARE Grundtvig project team prepared the documentation of the workshop "Pathways interconnecting history education and democratic citizenship/human rights education" that took place during DARE's annual meeting in Berlin in May. Please be sure to check out some of the learning tools and resources from the workshop: http://www.dare-network.eu/berlin_conference_documentation.htm.

We have a busy Fall and Winter ahead of us. The upcoming workshop "Fundraising Strategies for European Initiatives in the Field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education" in Copenhagen (1-2 October) promises to become another interesting DARE activity. If you intend to participate, please don't forget to apply at your national agency for support through Grundtvig or Comenius individual mobility grants.

DARE member VORMEN will organise a "European focus meeting on children's rights education for adults" in January. Further details about this meeting will be announced soon.

And on 4-5 March 2010 you are invited to Glasgow to the conference "Human Rights Education & Tackling Poverty: towards a healthier, equal, safer and a more inclusive European community", organised by BEMIS (Black & Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland), a new DARE member.

I hope to see many of you at these upcoming DARE events. In the meantime we will keep your informed via e-DARE about DARE's advocacy and policy development efforts with the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, and other activities to promote democracy and human rights education in Europe.

Warm regards,

Frank Elbers