Democratic citizenship and human rights education

Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture

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The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) was published by the Council of Europe in April 2018 and is made up of 3 volumes.

Volume 1

contains the Model of Competences: 20 competences divided into four areas – values, attitudes, skills and knowledge and critical understanding – as well as information about the background to the model, how it was developed and how it is intended to be used.

Volume 2

contains competence descriptors, that is, a series of statements setting out learning targets and outcomes for each competence. These descriptors are intended to help educators design learning situations that enable them to observe learners’ behaviour in relation to a given competence.

Volume 3

offers guidance on how the Model of Competences might be used in six education contexts: curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, teacher training, whole school approach and the prevention of radicalization and extremism.

For more information about the Reference Framework, please see the website of the Council of Europe: https://www.coe.int/en/web/campaign-free-to-speak-safe-to-learn/reference-framework-of-competences-for-democratic-culture.

Children’s Rights – Whole School Approach

The project aims to support the functioning of the Commissions for the prevention and elimination of violence, acts of corruption and discrimination in the school environment and the promotion of interculturality (CPEVACDSEPI) by fostering a child rights based approach.

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Project Citizen

Project Citizen is a program which supports Education for democratic citizenship teachers in Romania to use a dynamic and interactive learning method with their 7th grade students: the students learn to propose a public policy in order to help solve a problem for their local community.

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The Unsung Hero Dialogues – Promoting Solidarity and Diversity through Awareness and Policy Reform

Start & End Date: 01.04.2020 – 30.09.2021
Participating Countries: Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania
Project Partners: CULTURE GOES EUROPE (CGE) – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V. (coordinator), Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE) Network, Jaan Tonissoni Instituut MTU, Associazione Promozione Sociale LaFenice Associazione Sportiva, Institutul Intercultural Timisoara, UMAR – Uniao de Mulheres Alarnativae Resposta Assiociacao,United Societies of Balkans Astiki Etaireia.

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Human rights start with breakfast! Empower youth through human rights education

The main aim of the project implemented between 2015 and 2017 is to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations that work with young people from Romania, Italy, France, Denmark, Peru and Guyana to develop an effective, coherent, inclusive and sustainable framework for promoting and using human rights education.

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For an Intercultural Perspective in Education for Democratic Citizenship: The Challenges of Non-formal Education

A national seminar with this title took place in Bucharest in January 2004 as part of a SOCRATES – GRUNDTVIG project coordinated by the Tallaght Partnership (Ireland) and implemented by the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara in collaboration with organisations from Spain and Bulgaria, with cooperation from the Council of Europe and UNESCO. The event was attended by representatives of several important public institutions, including the Ministry of Education, the Department for Interethnic Relations, the Youth Agency and the Institute for Educational Sciences, the Council of Europe Information Office in Bucharest, as well as some of the most active Romanian NGOs in this field.

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Intercultural Education and Democratic Citizenship in Schools

This major principle at the basis of our activities – approaching intercultural and civic education together – also catered for a series of activities implemented since the spring of 2002 in partnership with the British Council Romania. These activities aimed at integrating education for democratic citizenship and intercultural education as transversal elements of school life, changing not only the content and the methods of teaching and of the out-of-school activities, but also the general organizational culture of schools, including the way students are involved in the decision-making process.

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More Women in European Politics – More women in 2014

The Project “More Women in European Politics – More women in 2014” aimed at increasing the participation and representation of women in European politics. The project was based on the recognition that previous attempts to promote gender equality in politics had largely failed in that they had not involved political parties. In contrast, in order to advance gender equality we need to ensure the participation of political parties in the promotion of women in politics. The power to recruit, select and nominate candidates is in the hands of political parties, whatever the electoral system.

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Re-Play – Raising Awareness of the Value of Play

The project started from the UN Convention regarding children’s rights, in which the right to play appears explicitly. Play is not a luxury; it is a mere right that is essential and an integral part of the daily life of children. Ignoring the right to play means to deprive children of a fundamental right and to minimize the value such a right has on the quality of life and the harmonious development of children.

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Democracy and Human Rights in Libya. Enhancing Human Rights Based Reforms in Libyan Detention System

The aim of the project was to develop the capacity of Libyan prison institutions to ensure the respect of human rights and a transparent administrative process in accordance with the international standards in the field.

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