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Learning and practicing democracy and participation

Human rights education and human rights policy in an international context - International projects and studies on the education for democratic and active citizenship.

The purpose of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) is to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries. The study builds on the previous IEA study of Civic education (CIVED) undertaken in 1999. It will report on student achievement on a test of conceptual understandings and [...]

The IEA Civic Education Study was a two-phase, cross-national study. The main goal was to identify and examine, in a comparative framework, the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their role as citizens in democracies. About 90.000 14-year-olds as well as 10.000 teachers and 4.000 school principals from 28 countries participated in the first survey in 1999, [...]

The Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) is a website by the Council of Europe offering a set of practices and activities designed to help young people and adults to play an active part in democratic life and exercise their rights and responsibilities in society. EDC encompasses other related concepts, such as peace and intercultural education, dealing with extrremist [...]

A set of tools for promoting democracy and human rights through education was developed by the Council of Europe based on its member states’ experiences and expertise in this area, and is now known as an “EDC/HRE Pack”. It includes publications specifically addressed to policy makers, teacher trainers, school directors, school inspectors, universities and civil society [...]

The European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC) has been set up as a non-profit association, is located in Graz and started its work in October 1999. Its main aim is to conduct research and training programs in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in close co-operation with the [...]

Southeastern Europe
The International UNESCO Education Server D@dalos makes information and learning materials, dedicated to peace and civic education available, both online and on CD-ROM. As a regional program for South East Europe, D@dalos is establishing a forum for all those involved in education.

DARE, Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe, is a Europe-wide network focusing on the twin fields of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education. Founded in 2003, the network has since been engaged in developing projects, resources and other activities offline and online, also to integrate the thematic area into current topical fields of action [...]

Central Europe; Eastern Europe
The Civic Education Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit international education organization dedicated to assisting universities in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. CEP is affiliated with the Central European University, founded by philanthropist George Soros, and with Yale University. CPS is [...]

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