This European conference will provide input and networking opportunities on three different levels:

  • Presentations and workshops on intercultural didactics in formal learning: Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE) in a globalised world
  • Interactive trainings on anti-discrimination; arguing against prejudices and xenophobia; gender mainstreaming in intercultural dialogue, cultural gender norms; training and measuring intercultural competences etc.
  • Advocacy for EDC and HRE: researchers, practitioners and policy makers from the local and the European level will meet in discussion groups.

The conference will begin on 14 November after lunch and finish on 16 November at around noon. Special interest group meetings of DARE members and the General Assembly of the DARE network will be held on 13 November in the afternoon/evening and 14 November in the morning.
The venue is the Hilton Danube Hotel in Vienna. The conference language is English, a few workshops will also be held in German and French. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to a certain limit. Board and lodging costs are covered for the duration of the conference (and the special interest group meetings) and one additional night if necessary.
The conference will provide a forum for practitioners in formal and non-formal education, researchers and scholars in EDC/HRE and policy makers from various levels. All European stakeholders of HRE/EDC in Adult Learning are invited to contribute. Results arising from the conference will be published and used for the preparation of a hearing on EDC/HRE in the European Parliament in 2009.
DARE - Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult Learning
polis - Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools
bmukk - Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
The conference is held in cooperation with the Council of Europe - Division for Citizenship and Human Rights Education, Directorate General IV.
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