Tuesday, 22 November 2011

DARE General Assembly adopts sustainability plan, elects new board

Last Saturday, 19 November, DARE held its annual General Assembly in Warsaw. Seven new member organisations were welcomed: Campus for Peace (Open University Catalunya, Spain), EUROCLIO-The European Association of History Educators, "The Child's Crossroad" (Georgia), Internationaler Bund (Germany), MEDIEL (Belgium), MitOst and EduNet (both Germany).

DARE members at the 2011 General Assembly in Warsaw on 19 November 2011The General Assembly elected a new Board, which will serve for a two-year term. Board members are: Alenka Elena Begant (Centre for Citizenship Education, Slovenia, Treasurer), Frank Elbers (HREA, Netherlands, Chair), Lora Lalova (Partners Bulgaria Foundation), Tanveer Parnez (BEMIS, Scotland, Vice Chair), Gabriella Patriziano (VIS, Italy), and Georg Pirker (AdB, Germany, Secretary).

Finally, members also adopted a new membership fee structure that will contribute to the medium and long-term financial sustainability of the network.

DARE 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. DARE currently has 55 members in 27 countries reaching over 25,000 educators, trainers and other stakeholders.