The South East Europe (SEE) Summer Academy ‘Human Rights
is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Education and
Science, Montenegro; the Bureau for Educational Services, Montenegro;
the Council of Europe
(CoE) and the European Wergeland Centre (EWC).
2nd South East Europe Summer Academy Residential seminar: 21-29 June 2013, Cetinje/Montenegro
Are you interested in education for democratic citizenship and human
rights? Do you want to know more about how to create a climate of
openness and mutual respect in the school? Would you like to meet other
teachers, school heads and NGO/ parent representatives from South East
Europe and exchange your experiences?
professionals and community actors from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, the Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Kosovo (1), can participate
in the South East Europe Summer Academy.
Deadline for applications was February 15, 2013
Council of Europe Education Newsletter - Special Issue on 'Summer Academies on Human Rights and Democracy in Action'
The SEE Summer Academy translates CoE’s policy into
practice by offering a training in line with the CoE Charter on Education for
Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE) and based on CoE manuals to education professionals and community
representatives from South East Europe.
The purpose of the Academy is to strengthen the capacity
of school heads, teachers and representatives from NGOs or parents’
associations to implement and promote EDC and HRE principles and practices in
their schools and local communities.
Participants join the Academy as a team of three members
coming from the same school and local community. It is available for teams from
the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia, Turkey and Kosovo (1).
Based on a similar training model of the Summer Academy
“Democracy at School”, which takes place annually in Poland, the SEE Academy
uses a whole school approach to EDC/ HRE. It addresses multiple levels of
EDC/ HRE work, ranging from the individual teachers, the classroom, and the
school to the community.
A central part of the training is the development of
an action plan by each team to implement upon return, with concrete activities
and projects to promote EDC and HRE.
An experienced international team of trainers will run
the training program in English. The training is based on the following
The SEE Summer Academy aims to strengthen the cooperation
between the participating countries through the exchange of experiences
and good practices in the field. The CoE South East Europe Network of
will function as a liaison body for the Academy.
reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in
this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security
Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.