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HREA hosts expert meeting on framework policy on EDC/HRE in the European Union

Amsterdam, 30 March 2009 -- On 28 March the Democracy and Human Rights Education (DARE) Network organised a one-day seminar "Towards a coherent framework policy on EDC/HRE in the European Union". Nine experts on education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and human rights education (HRE) met in Amsterdam to prepare a strategy for a Hearing in the European Parliament on April 2nd. During the meeting, hosted and organised by HREA, participants discussed recent developments around the Council of Europe Charter on EDC/HRE, the World Programme for Human Rights Education and the draft UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training.

"Towards a coherent framework policy on EDC/HRE in the European Union"
The main agenda item, however, was the preparation of "talking points" and recommendations for the session with the Education and Culture Committee of the European Parliament and the necessary follow-up to this Hearing. The seminar was attended by: Bryony Hoskins (Institute of Education, UK), Daniela Koralova (Partners Bulgaria), Georg Pirker (AdB, Germany), Elisabeth Roehrlich (Demokratiezentrum, Austria), Anne Stalfort (AdB, Germany), Hugh Starkey (International Centre for Education for Democratic Citizenship, UK), Wim Taelman (VORMEN, Belgium), Ruud Veldhuis (Instituut voor Publiek en Politiek, Netherlands), and Frank Elbers (HREA).






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