Getting it on the Agenda
Introduction of a new subjet got human rights and democratic citizenship on the agenda at the 3rd High School of Egaleo in Greece.
Summer Academy alumni from the 3rd High School of Egaleo used the introduction of a new subject into the Greek high school curriculum as a way of getting democratic citizenship and human rights education on to the agenda at their school.
They organised a series of workshops on education on democracy and human rights which would also help teachers with the new subject, School and Social Life.
The workshops were based on the Council of Europe training manuals: All Different, All Equal; Compass; Compasito; and Learning and Living Democracy – with additional material from Amnesty International, UNESCO and UNHCR.
A large number of teachers participated even though the workshops were held outside school time. As a result, aspects of democracy and human rights now feature in a variety of subjects at the school, including: English, Language, Geography, Environmental Education, Careers Education, History and Art.