Human rights education and the principles of democratic citizenship were the focus of a training course that took place in Minsk, Belarus between 13 and 18 March 2017. The workshop was organised in the context of the EU-Council of Europe Programme “Promoting Human Rights Education and Democratic Citizenship in Eastern Partnership countries” and brought together 35 representatives from the country’s National Institute of Education and other leading educational institutions.
The key objective was to strengthen the capacity of decision makers, researchers and teacher trainers to support schools in creating a democratic environment and to support learners in acquiring competences for democratic culture.
This was the first activity of a series of educational events that will be carried out in co-operation with the National Institute of Education of the Republic of Belarus. The next event will host education professionals from Armenia in order to share best practices, discuss challenges and draw up plans for further cooperation.
The EU-Council of Europe Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF) aims to provide extensive and substantial expertise on strengthening the capacity of institutions in the six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to implement domestic reforms. It also aims to bring the countries closer to Council of Europe and European Union standards in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and improve the lives of citizens. (EU Neighbours Info)
Programmatic Cooperation Framework - website