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HREA invited to join new International Contact Group on Citizenship and Human Rights Education

Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human RightsStrasbourg, 16 March 2011 -- On 14 March 2011, the Council of Europe invited representatives of international institutions and civil society organisations to discuss strategies to assist member states with the national implementation of regional and international texts on citizenship and human rights education. This fifth inter-institutional meeting launched an Inter-institutional Contact Group on Citizenship and Human Rights Education. The main objective of the contact group is to ensure systematic and sustainable coordination of inter-governmental initiatives in this field.

HREA will be one of the civil society organisations represented, along with inter-governmental organisations like the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNESCO, the European Commission, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union, the Council of Europe, and Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR).

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