Category Archives: Overview and Collections

Teacher Education for Change

teacher-education-for-change-the-theory-behind-the-council-of-europe-pestalozzi-programme-pestalozzi-series-n1Pestalozzi Series Book 1 (2011)

The theory behind the Council of Europe’s Pestalozzi Programme edited by Josef Huber and Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard:

  • The role of teachers and teacher education in the broader context of teaching and learning for sustainable democratic societies.
  • How can education for human rights, democracy and mutual understanding be embedded in existing curricula?
  • What are the main values underlying our educational visions?
  • Overcoming difficulties and action for change.
  • Networking and communities of practice.

Link Teacher Education for Change


The Concept of Intercultural Dialogue

A collection of sites offering the Council of Europe’s view of the concept of intercultural dialogue, a definition, a white paper and further documents as well as examples of good practice in the field of intercultural dialogue and the education thereof.

Link The Concept of Intercultural Dialogue

Living Together – Combining Diversity and Freedom in Europe

An overview of the activity of the “Group of Eminent Persons” on the challenges arising from the resurgence of intolerance and discrimination in Europe. Their report assesses the seriousness of the risks, identifies their sources and makes a series of proposals for “living together” in open European societies. Links are provided to the main report and issues arising in connection with it, e.g. Roma rights, migration, intercultural dialogue, fight against racism, terrorism, media freedom, national minorities.

Link Living Together – Combining Diversity and Freedom in Europe

Link Report

European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, ECRI, is a human rights body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors problems of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, intolerance and discrimination on grounds such as “race”, national/ethnic origin, colour, citizenship, religion and language (racial discrimination); it prepares reports and issues recommendations to member States. Apart from providing news in the area of human rights, racism, xenophobia and discrimination, the website provides information about the organisation and makes their publications available, too.

Link European Commission against Racism and Intolerance