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.

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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
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E-mail: edchre@coe.int

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