Empowerment for Active Citizenship
Our mission is to build a bridge between the theoretical dimension (competences, models), societal relevant issues and developments (socio-political dimension) and the concrete working fields of actors in formal and non-formal education (field dimension).
We want to make concrete methodology accessible, disseminate good practice and especially make an offer to those who are growing into the role of facilitator or who are less involved in the European and national professional discourse of civic and non-formal education.
We want to promote the innovative potential of civic education and democracy learning that strengthens participation from civil society from the bottom up. Because civic education and democracy learning happen in the midst of social life, we are committed to the exchange and collaboration of nongovernmental organizations, informal groups, civil society networks, and formal educational institutions toward this goal.
The DIGIT–AL Project – digital transformation in adult learning for active citizenship – was awarded with the Grundtvig Award 2021 in the category "transnational". The EAEA Grundtvig Award is given to an organisation or project consortium who present the best transnational project in adult learning according to the annual theme.
In 2016 we received the Best of Austria Award in the field of Education for Sustainable Development. The award is announced by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism.
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Open Educational Resources
Competendo is an Open Educational Resource. We are supporting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) efforts by promoting open knowledge and education for all.
Five organizations active in citizenship education from four European countries created Competendo in 2015. They were motivated by their own facilitation practices, inspired by the approaches of Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg, a program of Robert Bosch Stiftung and saw their need to structure their own experiences and share it with the public. MitOst (coordinator, DE), Ideas Factory (BG), SKORO (PL), Südwind (AT) and Working Between Cultures (DE) built the online platform between 2015 and 2018 in cooperation with facilitators, educators, and experts from around Europe. Since 2019, DARE - Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe - coordinates Competendo.
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