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 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

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 

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


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