Friday, 28 June 2013

Pilot Project Scheme on “Human Rights and Democracy in Action”

In November 2012, a Conference on “Human Rights and Democracy in Action” was organised in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Commission and the European Wergeland Centre. 

A report on the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, adopted by the 47 member states in 2010, was presented and discussed during this conference. Consequently, both institutions have agreed to set up a Pilot Project Scheme on “Human Rights and Democracy in Action”.

This programme which intends to contribute to the development of sustainable mechanisms of promotion of citizenship and human rights education is based on pilot projects involving at least two and up to five states party to the European Cultural Convention, including at least one member state to the European Union. 

The goal of the pilot projects is to document all existing forms of promotion of citizenship and human rights education in the participating countries. EWC's Executive Director is a member of the project's Advisory Board.

More information in the concept paper on the Pilot Project Scheme on “Human Rights and Democracy in Action” 
Source: European Wergeland Centre