Tag Archives: Europe

Youth Resolutions on Ethical Issues in Life Sciences

Youth across Europe have expressed their views on four of the life sciences' trickiest ethical issues through the EU- funded 2 Ways project. The youth met in Brussels, Belgium in early December 2010, in a European Science Parliament and adopted resolutions on the use of embryonic stem cells, the use of the results of [...]

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European Holocaust Research Infrastructure

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure has been launched recently.  Twenty organizations have come together in a project financed by the European Union to open a portal to give online access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust all over Europe and Israel, and by encouraging collaborative research through the development of tools. The project [...]

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Religion in Education. A contribution to dialogue or a factor of conflict in transforming European countries (REDCo)

The main aim of the Religion in Education (REDCo) project was to establish and compare the potentials and limitations of religion in the educational fields of selected European countries and regions. The project identified approaches and policies that could contribute to making religion in education a factor promoting dialogue in the context of European development. [...]

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Hearing the Other Side

“Hearing the Other Side” is a documentary film featuring conversations with young Muslims on issues of religious identities, women's concerns and media, following Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh's assassination in the Netherlands. Reflections by the youth of Moroccan and Turkish origin make a much needed contribution to the debate on Islam in Europe, often merely [...]

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Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice

This collection of 101 good practices in Human Rights Education from Europe, North America and Central Asia is a resource for practitioners and policymakers as well as a platform for exchange among institutions and individuals. Sections include Laws, guidelines and standards; Approaches and practices to improve the learning environment;  Teaching and learning tools for the [...]

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Religious Education in Europe

The article introduces the situation of Religious Education in Europe and debates on RE from different countries. It presents challenges and different perspectives how to compare approaches to RE.

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Religious diversity and intercultural education: a reference book for schools (2007)

This reference book is intended to help teachers, teacher administrators, policy makers and others deal with the important issue of religious diversity in Europe's schools. The book is the main outcome of the project "The Challenge of intercultural education today: religious diversity and dialogue in Europe", developed by the Council of Europe between 2002 and [...]

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Teaching About Religions in European School Systems

This study was prepared within the framework of the “Religion and Democracy in Europe” Initiative of the Network of European Foundations (NEF). It provides an overview of the diversity of approaches in place in the European Union as far as teaching about religions in schools is concerned. While confessional education remains the most widespread approach, [...]

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Declaration by the European Ministers of Education on intercultural education in the new European context

The European Ministers of Education emphasize the importance of enhancing the quality of education as a response to the challenges posed by the diversity of our societies by making democracy learning and intercultural education key components of educational reform. They request from the Council of Europe, as an organisation with a wealth of experience in [...]

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lntercultural Learning in European Youth Work: Which Ways Forward?

Youth policy, in the way it has been developed in the Council ofEurope’s youth sector has an intrinsic intercultural dimension. Thisresults from being a policy developed together with governmental and non-governmental partners from a variety of countries and cultures, but also because it is meant to take into account realities of young people that are [...]

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