20 janvier 2019

Thorbjørn Jagland statement following the death of Paweł Adamowicz

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has made the following statement in reaction to the death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. More...

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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2019: call for nominations

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2019 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. More...

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Statement by the President of the Congress: “All European Democrats are in mourning after the death of the Mayor of Gdańsk.”

Conseil de l'EuropeThe assassination of a mayor who was so close to his fellow citizens, devoted to his city and to his country is tragic. Unfortunately, this crime is but an extreme example of the difficulties faced by an increasing number of local elected representatives in Europe today. More...

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Demonstrations in France – Council of Europe condemns attacks on journalists

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, today condemned in the strongest possible terms the threats and attacks against journalists at recent demonstrations by the “yellow vest” protesters in France, noting that working conditions for the press have been steadily deteriorating over recent weeks. More...

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Election of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe: Candidatures received

Conseil de l'EuropeAt the expiry of the deadline for member States to propose candidates for the election of the next Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the following candidatures have been received by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers. More...

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Tackling ill-treatment by police in Greece

Conseil de l'EuropeThe event, which is the first of its kind, aims to help bring Greek laws and practices into line with international standards following a series of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and critical reports from the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT). More...

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19 janvier 2019

Ireland is rethinking its curriculum for young children. Here’s what it can learn from other countries

Education & Skills TodayMuch has changed in Irish society, classrooms and educational policy over the last two decades, and the skills that today’s children need to develop have transformed, as well. Ireland’s review and redevelopment of the primary curriculum, marks an important opportunity for the country to consider how the curriculum for this phase of education can best prepare children for an uncertain future – and, importantly, build on what they learned in preschool. More...

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TopClass episode 14: How will technology and A.I. affect education?

Education & Skills TodayTechnology has changed the way societies function, and schools will need to adapt in order to prepare students for the technology-rich environments they will face. But the gadget-filled modern world is still relatively new, and understanding how education should respond to it is still a work-in-progress. The influence of artificial intelligence, in particular, deserves serious consideration from educators. More...

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How is students’ motivation related to performance and anxiety?

Education & Skills TodayThis month’s PISA in Focus takes a closer look at two components of student well-being: motivation and anxiety. Motivated students consider themselves ambitious, want top grades and want to have a broad choice of opportunities when they graduate from school. Such students tend to perform better in class, according to findings from PISA, but for some, academic success comes at the expense of greater anxiety. More...

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Ambitious retirement age indexation ensures sustainable public finances in Denmark

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgBy . Denmark has a long tradition of reforms delivering sound public finances and strengthening economic growth. One foundation of long-term fiscal sustainability was the decision taken in 2006 to index statutory and early retirement ages to life expectancy. More...

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