The Charter is an important reference point for all those dealing with citizenship and human rights education.
It will hopefully provide a focus and catalyst for action in the member states. It is also a way of disseminating good practice and raising standards throughout Europe and beyond.
Officials texts in English
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Find all the non-official translations of the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education
Competences for democratic culture - Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies (2016)
Executive summary available in English, French, Bosnian, Croatian, Dutch, Estonian, Finish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish
Glossary of key terms
Council of Europe
Directorate General of Democracy (DGII)
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
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