In his presentation, Prof Jackson gives an account of the emergence of an interest in the study of religions in publicly funded schools by the Council of Europe, with particular reference to its Recommendation to member states on this subject.
This is Prof Robert Jackson's presentation at the public debate on "Faith in Schools" that took place in Westminster on 22 February. The debate attracted a lot of attention and included members of Parliament and the House of Lords as well as representatives of many NGOs concerned with religions and beliefs. It was chaired by Charles Clarke, former UK Minister of Education.
Robert Jackson's presentation at the second Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, in Istanbul 2009. In his presentation, Jackson concentrates on education about religious diversity with a special emphasis on the relationship between the interpretive approach and tolerance/respect.
Paper by Ólöf Thorhildur ÓLAFSDÓTTIR, CoE •Published 2011
Ólöf Thorhildur ÓLAFSDÓTTIR, Director of Education and Languages at the Council of Europe gave a key presentation at the International Symposium on Interculturalism taking place in Montreal earlier this year. In her paper she refers to a number of instruments prepared by the Council of Europe in the fields of education and intercultural understanding.
This is a presentation by Maria Helena Nazaré given at the international conference "Reimaging Democratic Societies: A new era of Personal and Social Responsibility that took place in Oslo 27-29 June, 2011. The conference focused on how higher education can contribute in developing active citizens.
The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a European Resource Centre on Education for Intercultural
Understanding, Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship. EWC’s mission is to build bridges between
policy, research and practice.