The theme of the Conference was closely linked to the mandate of the Wergeland Centre: “Building bridges: education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship, from policy to practice”.
This brief report of the conference “Tackling hate speech: Living together online” is not a full account of who said what and when in Budapest. Based on the contributions by speakers, contemporaneous reports and Council of Europe and other standards, it distils key issues addressed and recommendations which emerge—with an eye to the youth campaign against hate speech online to be launched in 2013.
Growing ethnic and religious diversity in Europe poses both opportunities and challenges to Europe-an policy-makers and societies as a whole. It is expected that this diversity will continue to increase. At the same time, recent studies show that intolerance and social exclusion are increasing, with some mi-grant groups feeling alienated. This is leading to incidences of social tensions and unrest. Education has a key role to play in preparing societies for dealing with these phenomena. It also plays a vital role in the political socialisation of European citizens from cradle to grave.
The conference (“Tackling poverty with Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights in Adult Learning”) textbook offers a selection of case studies, best practices and research reports throughout Europe.
This is the report by the General Rapporteur, Katerina Toura, EDC/HRE Coordinator, Greece, from Conference on Human Rights and Democracy in Action: Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation through Education Project Showcase and Debate, organized by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France 24-25 September 2015
The theme and main aim of the 2009 Lisbon Forum have been to promote the creation of a culture of human rights, through “quadrilogue” action, i.e. governments, parliamentarians, local and regional authorities and civil society.
The Forum on Human Rights Education with and by young people was held in 2009. Over 200 participants reviewed the achievements of the HRE Youth Programme and outlined future strategies related to the program of the Directorate of Youth and Sport. The conclusions are summarized in a message to the Council of Europe.
The Oslo Conference on Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities under Pressure in Europe and Beyond was held on May 14-15 2013 under the auspices of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Against a background of rising concern about xenophobic trends, exclusivist ideologies, and crimes committed against minorities, the Conference brought together experts and stakeholders of various backgrounds in order to discuss and formulate recommendations on counter-strategies.
Council of Europe (CoE) organised a conference on EDC/HRE at the end of November 2012 on the impact of the CoE Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. This is the report from the conference written by the General Rapporteur, Prof. Audrey Osler.