Following the success of the previous two cycles, the 2015 cycle of the Pilot Projects Scheme attracted five proposals to explore different educational topics. Over twenty countries were involved in the process, each teaming up with others which had expressed similar needs and concerns to their own.

The proposals were rigorously assessed by the Advisory Board, and based on their appraisal funding is being offered to the following two projects:

Pilot Projects Scheme objectives

The Pilot Projects Scheme provides funding to enable at least three States party to the European Cultural Convention to cooperate on projects of common interest within the field of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE). At least one of the states will be a member of the European Union.

The basis of each pilot project is to make information on current democratic citizenship and human rights education practices in the participating countries available to help improve them in each of the countries.

In addition, the Pilot Projects Scheme intends to:

  • Encourage discussion and sharing of best practices for addressing EDC/HRE issues;
  • Raise awareness and increase visibility of the role of EDC/HRE at all levels of society;
  • Promote cooperation between national, regional and local authorities and civil society organisations;
  • Contribute to the promotion and continued development of citizenship and human rights education in Europe.

Latest news

Launch of an Exhibition Event in Strasbourg

The exhibition « Democracy and Human Rights in School » as well as the animations inspired by the 10 most popular entries are being presented to the public at the Lieu d’Europe, 8 rue Boecklin,...

Third coordination meeting

17-18 February 2015 Strasbourg (France)
The representatives of Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania and the Russian Federation met for the third coordination of the pilot project “Teacher training in EDC/HRE – how to develop the ability of...

Third coordination meeting

27-28 January 2015 Vienna (Austria)
Representatives from Albania, Austria, Cyprus, France, Ireland, Montenegro, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom met at the Demokratie Zentrum in Vienna on 27-28 January 2015 for the third...

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Pilot Projects Scheme

Outcomes from the Pilot Projects Scheme are now available 

Latest news about this project.
1st Coordination meeting, Podgorica 5-6 November 2015

The representatives from Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland and Romania met at the Rektorat Univerziteta Crne Gore in Podgorica, Montenegro from 5 to 7 November 2015 for the first coordination....more


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