On the 31st of January and the 1st of February, 2017, took place in Strasbourg, France, the First Coordination Meeting for all projects funded in 2016 by the EU/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Rights and Democracy in Action”.
Representatives from 20 partner organisations in 17 countries implementing the projects met in Strasbourg to benefit from each other experiences and to identify multilateral solutions where there is the case.
The representatives of the partner organisations had the opportunity to present their projects to other partners and also to discuss ways of collaboration and how to move forward in the implementation of the projects in the partner countries.
ARRISE/ ECSA Romania was represented at the meeting by Professor Cezar BÎRZEA, PhD, member of the Association, and Ioana BORCAN, PhD, Adviser to the President of ARRISE. During the event, several representatives from the Council of Europe took the floor, including Mr. Sjur BERGAN, Head of the Education Department of CoE. One of his statements was:
“Education is not only about the type of economy we want to have, but also about the kind of society we wish to have.”
Four projects are currently being implemented under the 4th cycle of the Programme:
- “Democratic school governance for inclusion: a whole community approach” (Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, and Romania)
- “Baltic Partnership for Human Rights Education (HRE) and Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)
- “Instruments for implementation of the Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture” (Georgia, Andorra, Croatia and Slovakia)
- “Democratic Culture in Action – Democratic Competences in the digital era” (Czech Republic, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia)
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