Apply for the Summer Academy: Democracy at School 2014!

 Sulejówek/Warsaw, Poland

12-20 July 2014

The Summer Academy offers training in education for democratic citizenship and human rights to teams of school heads, teachers and representatives from the local community, such as parents or NGOs.

The academy combines a one week face to face training in Warsaw/Sulejówek, Poland, and a 10 month online follow-up, as well as preparatory tasks.

The Summer Academy aims to initiate and strengthen cooperation between the participating countries by the exchanges of experiences and good practices in the field, and is available for participants from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine (the Eastern Partnership countries), Poland and Russia.

Why your school should take part?

Democratic societies can only be built by democratic citizens. Today as never before democratic deficit is a threat to the wellbeing and stability of our societies.

Yet studies show that there is a growing mistrust among people throughout Europe in political systems and democratic leadership.

Schools have a great potential to provide a place where democracy roots and growth – a place where young people are encouraged to learn and pratice democracy and human rights. But how to develop a democratic school culture which can build the backbone for democratic socities?

The Summer Academy “Democracy at School” is based on a whole-school approach. By bringing together teachers and their school heads, as well as local NGOs, teacher training instiutions and parents’ associations from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region to transform classrooms, schools and comunities into inclusive, democratic environment, a wider impact can be reached.

Since 2010, the Summer Academy has been successfully organised by the Council of Europe, the Polish Ministry of National Education, the Centre for Education Development, Poland and the European Wergeland Centre.

Application Deadline: 20 January 2014

Application form (English)   General Description (English)

Application form (Russian)  General Description (Russian)

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