Project documents and reports

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.


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.


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.


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.


Home from school in a Peaceable Neighbourhood

Overview report of evaluation research Peaceable
Neighbourhood executed in the sections Overvecht and Kanaleneiland of Utrecht (Netherlands) from 2009-2011 commissioned by the municipality of Utrecht, Department of Social Development.


Report by UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

The report focuses on the use of the internet for propagating racial hatred and violence, as well as the key issues that need to be faced to overcome such discriminatory practices.


Citizens School: Learning to rebuild democracy

Individual development depends to a great extent on the collective wellbeing. In this sense, young people play a central role in realizing such wellbeing by exercising an active citizenship. How to rebuild democracy? What can be done within schools to promote citizenship? this report investigates the relationships between a school, students as 'active citizens', their communities and efforts to renew the democratic instinct.


Discover the past for the future - A study on Holocaust and Human Rights Education

The EU-wide study "Discover the past for the future" was released by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. It reveals that at historical sites and in schools across the EU, teaching about the Holocaust rarely includes discussion of related human rights issues.


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