Meeting at the Council of Europe – a project on Human Rights education

The Council of Europe has recently launched the project “Explore & Act for Human Rights”. The project aims at supporting education on human rights issues first addressing secondary school pupils then broadening the scope to other levels. The project includes in its aims the creation of a repository of learning materials to make more available the large amount of high quality educational materials that the CoE has developed over the years, including books but also videos, podcasts and other materials translated into several languages.

Through the contact of Bernard Dumont who acts as ICT expert in the project, IE and AgroKnow arranged a meeting to explore the possibility to bring the lessons learned, best practice and technology from project Organic.Edunet to the project. Miguel-Angel from IE, Kostas Kastrantas from AgroKnow and Bernard met with Villano Qiriazi, Head of Unit for European Education Policies and head of the project.

The main outcome of the meeting was an agreement to propose a calendar of joint activities between the different parties to transfer best practice. This CoE project represents also a really interesting opportunity to bring educational metadata-rich search systems to the general public, as the resources developed by the CoE have some particular pedagogical properties that have already been described in a Glossary for citizenship education.

Left to right: Kostas (AgroKnow), Miguel-Angel and Villano (CoE) in the front of the "old" CoE building


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