5th Anniversary Conference Report

Report on the conference ‘Democracy at School’ held on 5-7 October, 2014, in Warsaw, Poland, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Regional Summer Academy programme.

Post Conference Report IHRC

This report is a summary of the proceedings and outcomes of an International Conference on Human Rights Education and Training for the Civil and Public Service held in Dublin Castle on 3-5 December 2013.

Final Report the professional image of teachers

Almost 200 teachers and other educators discussed the purpose of education and the vision of the teacher profession in the light of the challenges of the 21st century at the conference “The image and ethos of teachers” which was held in Strasbourg in April 2014. EWC was among the co-organizers of this event.

EWC Inauguration Report

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”.

Modern Practices in Citizenship Education Vol II

Second volume of the “Modern Practices in Citizenship Education” publication, presenting an overview of a number of local initiatives, promoting citizenship and human rights education in the Russian Federation, undertaken by the “Practicing Citizenship” programme participants in 2016. Language of publication – Russian.

Indignity, indifference, indignation: tackling hate speech online

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.

Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion - Textbook for NGO practitioners

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.

Report from the Conference on Human Rights and Democracy in Action: Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation through Education

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

Conclusions of the Lisbon Forum 2009: Creating a culture of human rights through education

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 Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Advancing Human Rights Education

On 12 June 2014, HREA organised a roundtable discussion on "The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Advancing Human Rights Education." The report of the discussion is now available online.

2009 Forum on Human Rights Education with Young People - Conclusions

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.

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