3rd Compass Forum Comes to an End

Posted by projects on Oct 10

On Friday, the 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education "Learning Equality, Living Dignity", organized by the Council of Europe came to an end.  Over an intense 3 days the forum gathered 120 people from all around Europe and beyond, discussing the shared notion of Human Rights Education and Education for Democratic Citizenship laid in the Charter by the Council of Europe 2009 and tackling the present challenges of implementing human rights education in different countries, on non-govermental and govermental level. Two SCI representatives took part in several workshops focusing on topic of Human Rights Education linked to the area of "War and terrorism", "Crisis of democracy and rising nationalism".

SCI representatives among the participants of the 3rd Compass Forum, at the European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary (2016)

SCI representatives had the chance to talk about SCI's peace education, the Climate for peace Campaign and No More War projects as best practice examples during the different sessions. On the last days the SCI participants discussed further steps in respect to HRE/EDC in working groups focusing on "Global development of human rights education" and "Campaigning and online activism", during which recommendations and guidelines on future work for human rights education for the Joint Council were forumulated. The forum drafted a calling message to the 47 members states of the Council of Europe Comittee of Ministers in times we are facing multiple crises, the forum wanted to convey the strenght education non-formal and formal can create a change in the future.

Read the adopted message of the 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education addressed to the Council of Europe.

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