The Council of Europe’s weekly news “Journal” has begun its second season. Every Friday online, a ten-minute programme of news, interviews and reports on issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law will be available online.
Education is vital for building peaceful societies and fostering global citizenship, senior United Nations officials have said marking the International Day of Peace with calls for greater investment in quality education and to reverse trends which show aid for schools and teachers dipping for the first time in a decade.
Based on the vision formulated in the Group of Eminent Persons of the Council of Europe “Living together - Combining diversity and freedom in the 21st-century Europe” report, the "Crossing Borders" participants examined how historical learning processes, informed by human rights principles and values, can contribute to solidarity, mutual respect and the protection of human dignity.
Europe’s socio-economic crisis has proved fertile ground for prejudice and, in some cases, violence against the most vulnerable groups of our society, such as Roma, migrants, and ethnic and religious minorities. Evidence collected by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and other organisations shows that hate crime is a daily reality throughout the EU.
The new publication "Reimagining Democratic Societies: a new era of personal and social responsibility", based on the international conference that took place in Oslo, June 2011, has received a very favorable book review!
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.