Education for democratic citizenship

The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture

The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture was elaborated by the Council of Europe. The Intercultural Institute Timisoara coordinated the piloting of the descriptors of competence and actively participated in the elaboration of the Reference Framework.

The three volumes in English can be downloaded from here:

Details about the Reference Framework are available here:

Online training platform

The Intercultural Institute Timisoara periodically offers online training courses for various groups on various themes from the organization’s fields of expertise. You can check what training courses are available or about to start, here:


This Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People eis realised by the Council of Europe and is available online in several languages, including English and French. It can be browsed based on themes, activityes or chapters. It contains educational activities as well as theoretical considerations on human rights education with young people.

Active Citizenship: Enhancing Political Participation of Migrant Youth

Training material in English used in an international training course for young migrants. Includes a chapter about basic methods for education on civic participation of young people.