Pilot Projects Scheme “Human Rights and Democracy in Action”

Within the 2014 cycle of the Pilot Projects Scheme, four project proposals were received, between them there are almost twenty countries wishing to participate with partners having similar needs and concerns to their own.

Following assessment by the Advisory Board the following two proposals have been accepted to receive funding:

Pilot Projects Scheme objectives

The Pilot Projects Scheme is a funding programme for cooperation projects involving at least two States party to the European Cultural Convention, with at least one being a member of the European Union. The scheme fosters peer-to –peer learning in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE).

Each pilot project will have as its common objective the collection and sharing of information on all existing forms of EDC/HRE in operation in the participating countries.

In addition, the Pilot Projects Scheme intends to:

  • Present pragmatic ways and best practices for addressing EDC/HRE issues;
  • Raise awareness and increase visibility of the role of EDC/HRE in democratic societies;
  • Foster cooperation between national, regional and local authorities and civil society organisations;
  • Contribute to the promotion and sustainable development of citizenship and human rights education in Europe.

Latest news

Second project coordination meeting

23 October 2014 Strasbourg
Representatives from Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania and the Russian Federation met in Strasbourg on 23 October for the second coordination meeting of the pilot project Teacher training in EDC/HRE: how...

Meeting of the Advisory Board

23 October 2014 Strasbourg
The Advisory Board to the Pilot Projects Scheme met in Strasbourg on 23 October 2014. This meeting allowed the Advisory Board members the opportunity to take stock of progress in the...

Second project coordination meeting

20 October 2014 Strasbourg
On 20th October 2014 the second coordination meeting of the pilot project Teaching controversial issues – developing effective training for teachers and school leaders was held in Strasbourg.

Pilot Projects Scheme
  "Human Rights and Democracy in Action"

Outcomes of the first phase of the Pilot Projects Scheme are now available here


Council of Europe
Directorate General of Democracy (DGII)
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 88
E-mail: edchre@coe.int

With the support of the Programme "Building a Europe for and with Children"