The Annual Assembly of the Democracy and Human Rights Education Network for Europe (DARE Network) took place from 1-3 June in Brussels. BHRS was represented by Agnese Koligina-Balode, Executive Director, DARE Board Member, Arina Melse, Senior Researcher and Elīna Rancāne, Project Coordinator.
The DARE network brings together more than 40 NGOs from 22 European countries working in the field of democracy and human rights education. Its members meet once a year to jointly evaluate their educational programmes and discuss the DARE Network's strategy for promoting democracy and human rights education.
The Assembly also included presentations of several European cooperation projects.
In the framework of the DIGIT-AL project, the book "Learning Digitally!" (Learning Digital) and a discussion with representatives of the European Adult Education Association and the European Commission on digital literacy and digitalisation as an education and training tool. The DIGIT-AL project was awarded the Grundtvig Award 2021 in the international project category by the European Association for Adult Education. It also includes the development of Competendo, a platform and app for digital materials and tools to support digitisation and democracy education.
On the other hand, the EntreComp 360 event discussed the link between entrepreneurship education and active citizenship education.
Several new members also joined the DARE network, including the Human Rights Guide partners in Lithuania - Human Rights Voice and Helsinki Committee Slovakia.
The DARE Network is a European platform for human rights education and democratic citizenship education. It promotes cooperation between practitioners and policy makers in this field. On behalf of its member organisations, the DARE Network campaigns for support, visibility and access to sufficient resources for the future of democracy and human rights education in Europe.