DARE Projects


From 2017 on DARE members work for two years on the question how education could respond on current political trends such as populism or post-truth.

We discuss these issues from an organisational perpective, taking into accounnt the shrinking spaces for civil society, but as well on the level of concrete pedagogical work.

In 2017 we started with a kick-off meeting in June in Berlin (Germany) for identifying together the scope and challenges. In an advocacy and experts meeting in Alumecar (Spain) in November we identified the most recent developments in policy and society and discussed how to respond to them as a network. A meeting for trainers will follow in February 2018 in Potsdam (Germany) with a focus on qualitative and innovative methodology and didactical approaches. In June 2018 a toolkit training in Nafplio (Greece) will bring the different levels together and conceptualize the toolkit.

At the end will stand a collectively developed toolkit equipping facilitators and educational institutions conducting work with young people in non-formal and partially formal education with inspiration and tools for dealing with post-factualism, populism and radicalisation.

Partners: Jaan Tõnissoni Instituut (EE), AdB (DE), MitOst (DE), EduNet/Bildungsstätte Kurt Löwenstein (DE), University of Peloponnese (GR), ONG Scuola Strumento di Pace - E I P (IT), Izglītības attīstības centrs (LV), Partners Bulgaria Foundation (BUL), Human Rights Academy (NO), Intercultural Institute Timisoara (RO), ZINK! Learning Designers (ES), BEMIS - Black and  Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland (UK), multikulturní centrum praha (CZ) Friendship Ambasadors (ROM), Demokratiezentrum (AT).

STEPS is a mobility project for staff active in youth work. STEPS supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Agreement Number - 2017-1-DE04-KA105-015114.

#TEVIP - Transforming European Values Into Practice

The project aims to develop educational tools that allow to learn something about the so called "European Values". What is a value and what makes it European? Seems to be an easy question, but while trying to answer, we realize that its actually more difficult the more we think about it. Especially this happens in a Europe, where a common understanding across the member states becomes even less feasable.

From 2017 - 2020 the #TEVIP partners will work on this question and develop educational tools.

Partners: planpolitik DE,  agape IT, REDU IT, DARE network, Youth for Europe PL, Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej PL. The project is a Strategic Partnership supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

EDC for All

The project EDC for All - qualifying and mainstreaming Education for Democratic Citizenship within Europe aims at the transfer of EDC relevant policies, methods and support mechanisms in an European context

Policy Concepts

Concepts from the European level of the COE have been explored, transferred and applied to the national contexts of Portugal and Germany, new educational easy accessible games on the concepts of justice and inclusion have been created, published and tested extensively within the project.


The games deal with a situative approach and support the development of ambuigity-tolerance, empathy and the experience of self-efficacy.

Peer visits to and reviews of places of EDC

Visits with young people in Europa and Germany have helped to contribute for a strategy development for the creation of an EDC youth centre in the municipality of Sintra/PT.


The project transferred into German and Portuguese context the following publications of the Council of Europe.

Engage - Building together European learning material on Citizenship Education

A project which exemplary study policies, frames, settings and conditions for citizenship education with children aged 8 to 12 in six European countries Besides identifying policy frames, approaches, concepts and existing practice the project aims at supporting educational staff with exemplary materials which support interactive, fun, innovative, multilingual democratic learning.