New education materials on how to teach and deal with controversy

28 January 2021 Strasbourg

Learning how to engage in dialogue with and respect people whose values are different from one’s own is central to the democratic process and to fostering of a culture of human rights. Yet in Europe young people do not often have an opportunity to discuss controversial issues in school because...

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Launching conference for the EU/CoE Joint Programme DISCO 2020-2021

08 October 2020 ONLINE MEETING

The Launching conference of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)” took place online on October 8th. The conference was opened by Sarah Keating, Head of Co-operation and Capacity Building Division, Education Department,...

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Call for proposals: micro-grants to support further development and dissemination of previously funded projects’ results

11 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Call for Project Proposals for Micro-Grants 2020-2021 is now closed. The selected projects will be published in the second half of December 2020. Are you ready to take action to support human rights and democracy in the field of education in your country? The European Union/Council of...

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The new Handbook for Teachers on fake news and false information is out!

9 September 2020 Strasbourg

Do you check the sources of what you read online? Would you be able to recognise fake news? The new handbook for teachers on how to support their students to recognise fake news and false information found in the online environment is now available on the Digital Resistance project homepage. The...

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DISCO: Three new co-operation projects

4 May 2020 Strasbourg

76 applications were received from 38 different countries and more than 200 organisations participated in the call for project proposals issued by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)” in October 2019. Three new...

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CoLAB Toolkit on integrating refugees as teaching staff into the academic environment

14 February 2020 Strasbourg

How to best integrate refugees, based on their competences and qualifications, into the academic environment? The “CoLAB Toolkit”, recently published by the Council of Europe, includes the lessons learned from the project CoLAB implemented in five higher education institutions in 2018-2019. The...

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DISCO: Results of the call soon to be published

10 February 2020 Strasbourg

76 applications from 38 different countries have been received as a result of the call for new project proposals 2020-2021 issued in October 2019 by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. More than 200 organisations...

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“Spot the Fake” App: Learn how to recognise fake news online!

10 December 2019 Strasbourg

Do you know how to “spot the fake” when you read a news or other content online? “Spot the Fake” is an app for mobile phones designed to teach students how to recognise fake news and how to critically assess information found online. The app was developed as an outcome of the project “Digital...

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"Get inspired": Video on the results of the projects funded by the Joint Programme DISCO

4 December 2019 Strasbourg

“Get inspired” is the title of a new video produced by the Council of Europe Education Department on the results and impact of the projects funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme DISCO during its 5th cycle (2018-2019). Digital citizenship education in relation to the...

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Council of Europe Education projects at the World Forum for Democracy!

29 October 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Education Department is contributing to the next edition of the World Forum for Democracy that will take place in Strasbourg on 6-8 November. The World Forum for Democracy 2019 entitled “Is Democracy in Danger in the Information Age?” will focus on information and democracy....

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