Dear Mr. Schreiber (and other colleagues), The project that you will co-ordinate and implement is very interesting and useful! We have experience with high school students in our project "I vote for the first time". For the purpose of encouraging young people to participate in political and democratic life in Croatia, in accordance with one of its fundamental goals - education of citizens about their rights and responsibilities, four years ago we designed a project by which final year high school students would be facilitated in approaching political and democratic processes in the Republic of Croatia. Main goal of our project is holding workshops titled "I Vote for the First Time" in final year high school classes throughout Croatia dealing with the topic of democracy, political system, right to vote, election law and election process. Considering that final year students are turning 18 years of age and thus acquiring passive and active right to vote, our aspiration is to additionally inform and discuss with young voters about their rights as well as the value of participation in democratic processes. In the five years of the implementation of the project in all parts of Croatia 82,000 high school seniors took part in 2904 workshops. Out of 365 high schools in Croatia, 272 high schools and grammar schools took part in the project, which comes to 75% of the total number of high schools in Croatia. More information about the Project you can find on www.gong.hr . Have a nice day and good luck with your fine work! Vlatka Svedruzic GONG Dan Schreiber wrote on Thursday, March 10, 2005: >In the context of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, >the Belgian Federal government has recently launched a pilot project, >called "Schools for Democracy". It involves an educational programme for >children in their last year of primary school and for high-school >seniors (in two separate programmes) about the teachings of the >Holocaust from the perspective of its contemporary relevance. The aim is >to promote the values of respect, citizenship and global responsibility. > >Each of the two groups (300 primary school pupils, and 300 high-school >students) should reflect the diversity of the Belgian school population. >In other words, the represented backgrounds of the participating classes >should include the two large language communities, the two main >educational curricular structures (general and professional), and >pluralism in some other dimensions deemed relevant. This setup should >reinforce the educational programme's content in terms of tolerance and >respect. <snip> ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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