The Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competence for Democratic Culture

The Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competence for Democratic Culture offers educators a reference and a toolbox for designing, implementing and evaluating educational interventions.

Authors: Council of Europe

The Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competence for Democratic Culture comes in three volumes.

Volume one of the Reference Framework contains the model of competences for democratic culture that was unanimously approved by European ministers of education at their standing conference in Brussels in April 2016.

Volume two lists the descriptors of the competences for democratic culture that are intended to help educators identify learning outcomes, achieved proficiency after a period of learning, and areas for further development.

Volume three offers guidance on how the model of competences and the corresponding descriptors may be used in six education contexts.

Together, these volumes offer educators a reference and a toolbox for designing, implementing and evaluating educational interventions, in formal and non-formal settings. They can be downloaded at https://www.coe.int/en/web/education

A previous version of volume 1 was published in 2016 with the title "Competences for Democratic Culture - Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies" For archival purposes this is available for download below:

This version is also translated into Czech,German, GreekRussianSpanish(Peru), Turkish and Ukrainian

. A summary of this publication is available in other languages at http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/competences_en.asp

Focus areas:
Democratic Citizenship Human Rights Intercultural Understanding

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