Monday, 22 May 2017

DARE network: points to be considered when revising the LLL key competences framework.

The DARE network welcomes the EU initiative for the revision of key competences on lifelong learning. As a network providing expertise from the view of non-formal Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship Education we want to underline some points to be considered in the revision process:
  • The orientation of any learning on key competences has become meanwhile a well- established tool for the design, layout and implementation of any learning processes. Instead of reinventing the wheel we ask for slight and reasonable development of the frames aiming for more coherence among the single competences fields. Our aim should be not to put learning systems and environments under more pressure as they already are. Adult learning and youth work have developed in the recent years a various amount of tools oriented on key competences to train pedagogical staff. Also there are plenty of educational concepts to apply the existing frames of key competences practically into any learning settings with children, youth and adults.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Call for Applications: AAB Summer School on Democracy and Development (Pristina, 14-27 August 2017)

AAB Summer School on Democracy and Development: International Development, Decentralization Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Societies – Kosovo and the Balkans is an educational program that provides students enrolled in a university outside of Kosovo and the region with the opportunity to spend two weeks in Kosovo studying and learning about development in practice in a post-conflict area right in the middle of Europe. Participants of the program will also visit three other Balkans countries, Albania (listed no. 4 in the New York Times‘ list of places to go in 2014) and Macedonia. The AAB Summer School on Democracy and Development is modeled after the Balkans Peace Program, which was initiated and run by TBG Foundation between 2012 and 2016.

The program consists of three key components:

  • one academic course (of 4 ECTS credits) on International Development, Decentralization Politics, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Societies: Kosovo and the Balkans and meetings with government officials in Kosovo;
  • a tour of historic and tourist sites of Kosovo, Albania, and Macedonia;
  • cultural immersion – students will be paired with local students;
  • publication opportunity – 10 best essays will be published in the international scientific review “Thesis” in autumn edition provided you submit your AAB Summer School paper (essay) in time and as per given guidelines, you may be included in the Thesis 2017 edited book scheduled to be published in the fall of 2017.

Conditions

AAB Summer School 2017 takes place from 14 to 27 August 2017. Participants will be accommodated in the Pristina area, the largest city in Kosovo, with a population of over 400 000.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
  • be a currently enrolled student in good standing (at the undergrad or grad level) at a recognized institution in your home country or professionals in the field of law, political sciences, public administration, sociology;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • possess a valid passport for travel to Kosovo and the area;
  • possess valid health insurance for the duration of your stay in Kosovo and the region.

Costs

679, 00 EUR per person. The student shall pay the bank transfer fees.Included: program costs, accommodation in dormitory or hostel, all program activities, tours, accommodation and meals while on program tours. Not included: transportation costs from your country of origin to Kosovo.
Application

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Study Session “Inclusion for all through Human Rights Education” (Budapest, 10-17 September 2017)

Seminar / Conference

10-17 September 2017, European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

The International network “Participation for All” working in Europe and Asia in cooperation and with financial support of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe (www.coe.int/youth) has decided to organise the study session “Inclusion for all through Human Rights Education” to give the opportunity for participants to exchange their experiences of non-formal education and youth work practices in participants countries. During the session participants will gain knowledge on human rights education practices in the field of social inclusion and participation of young people with disabilities, and mixed ability approach (inclusive approach). International and Interregional cooperation for more effective action on either governmental and non-governmental levels in this area will be initiated and developed.

Aim:
The main aim of this study session is to promote human rights education as an effective tool for social inclusion of young people with the particular focus on young people with disabilities.