To counteract negative pictures provided by media and to contribute to more empathy and respect for the other, young people from various countries of Europe and the Mediterranean have created their own “Pages for Peace".
This Handbook on values for life in a democracy is structured around a series of key questions to promote discussion among young people about universal human rights and the implementation of core European values.
Addressing Islamophobia through Education. These Guidelines were developed jointly by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Council of Europe and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, including education experts, teachers, civil society representatives and governmental officials. These guidelines aim to assist educators in identifying manifestations of intolerance and discrimination against Muslims in schools and to provide suggestions on how to prevent and respond to this phenomenon.
Education for Democratic Citizenship is a subject that has achieved significant prominence and interest within the Council of Europe and individual member states. The resulting increase has led to the widening of the debate and the inclusion on new partners in the field. This glossary is offered as a tool to support the promotion of EDC policy in member States.
UCARE is a civic and social competences curriculum for adolescents. It provides educational tools to foster citizenship and social skills in high-school students, with the aim of preventing processes of radicalization. The curriculum consists of seven consecutive workshops that can be fitted within regular classes and can be delivered by a teacher or an external trainer. The workshops can be extended to more lessons if needed.
We do not learn and teach languages simply so that pupils are able to converse when they go to the country: language learning is far more than that. It is through learning a foreign language that we grow in our ability to understand our own language and culture, and for many pupils it is the first, and possibly only, opportunity to explore the world through the eyes and ears of another. It is also a time when pupils recognise that they might even be that "other".
This policy tool explains what citizenship and human rights education are about and what they mean in terms of policy making in a lifelong learning perspective, namely, in the different phases of education and training - whether formal, informal or non-formal - from general education to vocational training and higher education to adult education. It sets out a policy cycle involving policy design and implementation, as well as policy review and sustainability.
Fundamental Freedoms tells of Eleanor's Roosevelt pivotal role in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. Lesson ideas for the classroom to accompany this resource are available online.