Baltic Partnership for Human Rights Education (HRE) and Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) is an international project lead by the Estonian Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The project will be implemented in 2017.
This project aims at contributing to the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, the priorities of the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020) and of the provisions of the Paris Declaration by:
- reinforcing the cooperation between the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and contributing to the sustainable development and promotion of citizenship and human rights education in these countries;
- spreading valuable EDC/HRE educational resources created by the Joint Programme of the Council of Europe and the European Comission in three countries and four languages (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian)
- training teachers on how to use these materials in their work for contributing at the creation of an inclusive society
- contributing at the development of students’ intercultural and civic competences, as well as their analytical and critical competences towards online information
- engaging the various EDC/HRE stakeholders from the three countries in a dialogue aimed at advancing EDC and HRE policies in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Materials that will be translated and used in the project:
Teaching controversial issues – developing effective training for teachers and school leaders
Teacher training in EDC/HRE – how to develop the ability of students to assess information from media and social networks?
The project coordinator is the Estonian Institute of Human Rights; Latvian activities are coordinated by NGO Youth Leaders Coalition and Lithuanian by Culture Centre ‘In Actio’.
See the project’s website on the Council of Europe webpage.
Find other Joint Programme projects implemented this year from here.
The project is funded within the Framework of a Joint Project between the european Commission and the Council of Europe.