A year has passed since the European Education Ministers adopted the Paris Declaration on Promoting Citizenship and the common values of freedom tolerance and non-discrimination through education.
An ambitious goal which is accompanied by several initiatives to bring back EDC HRE on the agenda of Europan policy making.
Members from the DARE network in the last year intensively discussed the declaration as well as subsequent documents such as the EC Joint Report on Education and Training 2020 (issued in November 2015), with the aim to support the processes critically and feed it from the perspective of non-formal education.
DARE recommends the EU to turn forward and pave the way with an idea of more empowerment, concrete support of education for democratic action, and especially to support the field of non-formal educational providers of democracy and human rights education who bring in the relevant practice, competence and expertise to advance the situation.
DARE aims for an up-to date definition of innovation in education, a change in the direction of European programs, strict monitoring of educational programs from an EDC perspective, the establishment of an independent European Agency for Citizenship Education as core instruments to advance the situation, which needs to be based on evidence of more and better research.
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