Education for a Europe of Rights. International symposium

Date: 
December 1, 2017 - 10:00 - December 2, 2017 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
Quantum 101
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Organizer(s): 
Human RightS Initiative
Organizer(s): 
Allianz Kulturstiftung Europe

Dear CEU Community,

Human RightS Initiative, in collaboration with Allianz Kulturstiftung Europe, has the pleasure to invite you to

 

Education for a Europe of Rights

International Symposium

DECEMBER 1-2 / 10 am - 7 PM / N15, Quantum 101

 

rsvp: hrsi@ceu.edu

 

Abstract / This symposium aims to comparatively examine the state of education for human rights, democratic citizenship and European values in four countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania) in an international perspective and with a special focus on secondary school education. It includes actors from governmental institutions, NGOs, the academia and international organizations to identify the main challenges faces in this field particularly, but not exclusively from the four countries in focus, and to formulate recommendations to policy-makers and civil society actors alike, some of which are to be disseminated through a memorandum. Furthermore, it brings together a group of talented students aged around 18 from the four countries, whom it offers an introductory training into the methods and tools of non-formal education that also foster critical thinking. The symposium aims to empower them to become ‘ambassadors’ of human rights protection and European values of plurality and openness in their environment through an international training and educational experience.

 

 

speakers and agenda / 1 December 2017 | Friday

 

 

10.00 – 12.00                        Registration

 

12.00 – 12.30                        Welcome and introduction

Lucia Christiane Obst / ACF – Allianz Kulturstiftung

Prof. Marie-Pierre Granger / Central European University

Ana Belén Amil / CEU Human Rights Initiative

Max Steuer / Education for a Europe of Rights

 

12.30 – 13.30                        State of education for human rights, democratic citizenship and European integration in the participating countries – students’ view

Moderated by: Diana Grebles / Education for a Europe of Rights

 

13.30 – 14.30                        Lunch

 

14.30 – 16.30                        State of education for human rights, democratic citizenship and European integration in the participating countries – policymakers’ view

Slovakia: Zuzana Štrbíková / National Lifelong Learning Institute, CoE EDC/HRE Coordinator for Slovakia

Czech Republic: Alena Hesová / National Institute for Education

Hungary: Márton Bodó & Melinda Filó / Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development / OFI)

Romania: Eunicia Maria Trif / Romanian Cultural Institute in Budapest, TBC

Moderated by: Prof. Marie-Pierre Granger (CEU)

 

16.30 – 17.00                        Break with refreshments

 

17.00 – 19.00                        State of education for human rights, democratic citizenship and European integration in the participating countries – experts’ view and general discussion

Slovakia: Kálmán Petőcz / Slovak Helsinki Committee

Romania: Andreea Vornicu / Centrul pentru Studiul Democratiei

Hungary: Rita Galambos / Foundation for Democratic Youth – Demokratikus Ifjúságért Alapítvány)

Moderated by: Antal Berkes / Education for a Europe of Rights, TBC

 

19.30 –                                   Dinner for invited participants and informal networking

 

 

 

speakers and agenda / 2 December 2017 | SATURDAY

 

 

From 07.30                            Breakfast

 

11.00 – 11.40                        Keynote speech & Discussion: The responsibilities of higher education institutions in democratic citizenship and human rights education

Prof. Liviu Matei / CEU Provost and Pro-Rector

 

11.40 – 13.30                        Public discussion: What the EU and international organizations (UN, CoE, FRA etc.) can do to improve standards for human rights education and democratic citizenship?

TBC  / CEU

Bálint Molnár / Council of Europe, European Youth Centre in Budapest

Dieter Zirnig / Neuwal

Moderated by: Prof. Renáta Uitz / CEU

 

13.30 – 14.30                        Lunch for participants

 

14.30 – 16.00                        Concluding session – feedback and best practices in education for a Europe of rights

Special remarks by: Szabolcs Virágh Kürt Alapítványi Gimnázium & Demokratikus Nevelésért és Tanulásért Közhasznú Egyesület

Gáspár Békés / Independent Student Parliament of Hungary

Tamás Május Tóth / ELTE/ University of Lower Silesia

Martina Verčimáková / Secondary Grammar School for Exceptionally Gifted Children, Bratislava

Moderated by: Antal Berkes / Education for a Europe of Rights

 

16.00 – 16.30                         Discussion on a memorandum from the symposium

 

16.30                                      Closing and departure of participants

 

 

Project ‘Education for a Europe of Rights’ in cooperation with the Allianz Cultural Foundation and the Human RightS Initiative at the Central European University in Budapest.

 

Disclaimer: To ensure adequate documentation of the event, selected sessions may be recorded and made available online. By participating at these sessions, it is understood that consent has been provided with such recording. In case a participant does not wish to be recorded, an indication of this shall be made before the beginning of the symposium to max.steuer@uniba.sk.

 

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