The seminar “Citizenship Education: New Developments of the Council of Europe” gave participants the chance to advance their knowledge and training skills in the area of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE). The European Wergeland Centre in partnership with the Association of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe brought together schools, Ombudsman offices, parliamentary organs, NGOs and university representatives to inform them about the most recent advancements of the Council of Europe (CoE) EDC/HRE tools.
The seminar was set in motion by the opening remarks by the EWC Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and renowned Serbian experts in the EDC/HRE area from the Serbian Ministry of Education, regional Council of Europe office and the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence. Further, the participants discussed theoretical, value foundations of the trainer’s work and shared their experiences in implementing various methodological approaches to EDC/HRE. Also, they had a chance to learn and practice new ways of implementing the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture with the help of CoE experts - Rolf Gollob and Maria-Luisa de Bivar Black. The visit to the Teacher Education Faculty of the University of Belgrade became a final point of getting acquainted with the national and regional experience of EDC/HRE development.