Project documents and reports

Report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

This report summarizes contributions and views expressed by States, national human rights institutions and other relevant stakeholders on the possible target sectors, focus areas or thematic human rights issues for the third phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education.

These contributions were received until 3 May 2013 in the context of a consultation launched on 1 February 2013 by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) - Report on initial findings

The 2009 IEA study of civic and citizenship education (ICCS) investigated the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in modern societies. It reports on student knowledge and understanding of civics and citizenship as well as student attitudes, perceptions and activities related to civics and citizenship.

Intolerance, Prejudice and Discrimination: A European Report Forum

This report gives comprehensive and comparable data about the extent of prejudice and discrimination against the main target groups in eight selected European countries. This representative data, based on the findings of a research project on group-focused enmity in Europe (GFE Europe) initiated by the University of Bielefeld, gives access to analyse the differences between countries and discover what they have in common.

Holocaust Memorial Days in the OSCE Region

An overview of governmental practices. This is the third edition of Holocaust Memorial Days in the OSCE Region. It updates and expands on previous editions, providing an overview of how and when OSCE countries commemorate the Holocaust. In addition to providing facts and figures, it presents a collection of good practices and ideas that may reinforce and inspire public officials and others engaged in
this area.

Is Europe on the 'right' path? Right-wing extremism and right-wing populism in Europe

This book pools authoritative analyses by recognized scholars on manifestations, strategies and topics of the radical right in the light of the increasing threat by right-wing extremism and right-wing populism to European democracies and societies.

Bookmarks - Combating hate speech online through human rights education

This manual has been designed to support the No Hate Speech Movement - the Council of Europe’s youth Campaign against hate speech online, and will be useful for educators working to address this problem, both inside and outside the formal education system.

It can happen again

The report contains a description of the situation in the "multicultural Norway", reflections on the nature and background of racism, antisemitism and the relationship between the two ideologies. The major part of the report contains concrete suggestions as how to build and maintain a tolerant and open school climate.

The report is written in Norwegian.

Citizenship, Democracy and Lifelong Learning

This book is an outcome of an international seminar organized by UIE in partnership with the Faculty of Education of the University of Hamburg in June 2002 entitled “Strengthening Democracy and Critical Citizenship through Lifelong Learning”. The papers selected reflect key issues addressed during the seminar and aim to highlight questions not often raised contributing to a deeper understanding of the relationship between democracy and education in the context of lifelong learning.

Making hate crime visible in the European Union: acknowledging victims' rights

Discrimination and intolerance persist in the European Union (EU) despite the best efforts of Member States to root them out, FRA research shows. Verbal abuse, physical attacks and murders motivated by prejudice target EU society in all its diversity, from visible minorities to those with disabilities. This FRA report is designed to help the EU and its Member States to tackle these fundamental rights violations both by making them more visible and bringing perpetrators to account.

FRA survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of antisemitism

This factsheet provides background information about the 2012 FRA survey among Jewish populations in selected EU Member States focusing on Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.

The Barriers to Challenging Racism and Promoting Race Equality in England’s Schools

This study has been conducted to investigate issues of racism and inequality in the education system and to identify the barriers to tackling racism and promoting race equality in the country’s classrooms. A mixed method approach was adopted; interviews were carried out with people working within the education system across four different geographical areas and these were triangulated with a quantitative questionnaire distributed to teachers across the country. Evidence was also gathered through observation and journals which recorded the responses of young people and teachers engaging in anti-racism education over the 18 month period of the research project.

History and Citizenship Education in the the Middle East and North Africa

This report gives information about, challenges in and ways forward for history and heritage education in North Africa and the Middle East, identified by a group of history and citizenship education professionals. The report also includes references to relevant research, policies, international initiatives and conferences, and is designed to help all stakeholders to contribute via education to achieving more open and democratic societies in the region.

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