One framework, many contexts – how can this work? The Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture and its potential
In February 2019, the NECE Focus Group “Competences for Democratic Culture” started its work. The Focus Group brings together educators and multipliers from diverse educational contexts who explore the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) in their specific institutional, local or national contexts.
The workshop starts with the presentation of the Council of Europe’s current strategies and programmes. Thereafter the members of the Focus Group present their key findings and results, come up with personal recommendations, and also talk about challenges and the limits of RFCDC – all this in a lively open space setting in the tradition of the NECE spirit of networking and mutual learning. The session will be closed with the presentation and discussion of the recommendations deriving from this first set of RFCDC piloting activities.
More information about the work of the NECE Focus Group Competences for Democratic Culture: https://www.politik-lernen.at/necefocusgroupcdc
Claudio Dondi, International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Italy
Jan Faber, MBO Raad (VET Council), The Netherlands
Veronika Fehlinger, Land der Menschen Oberösterreich, Austria
Patricia Hladschik, polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools, Austria
Claudia Lenz, Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, NECE Advisory Board, Norway
Hanna Lorenzen, Evangelische Trägergruppe für gesellschaftspolitische Jugendbildung (et), Germany
Thimo Nieselt, Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa, Germany
Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB) and DARE Network, Germany
Katerina Toura, Council of Europe, France
Mari Varsányi, Human-ed, The Netherlands
Rebecca Welge & Sabine Jenni, Demokrative, Switzerland