Education for Democracy and Diversity
CEC supports education that encourages democratic values and diversity in European society. Education is a core means for promoting values of peace and reconciliation, plurality, diversity, intercultural dialogue, and democratic participation.
In this area, CEC monitors and contributes to the work of the European Institutions, and holds a participatory status at the Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice of the Council of Europe.
Thematic Group on Education, Democracy and Diversity facilitates CEC’s work.
For more information about our work in this area, please contact Rev. Sören Lenz.
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20 Jan, 2022
Joining voices with other faith partners, CEC emphasised the role of religion and education in dialogue in a meeting of the Interreligious and Inter-Convictional Dialogue Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.
29 Aug, 2021
CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen expressed deep sadness over the passing away of Rev. Richard Fischer, who served as executive secretary at CEC’s Strasbourg office for over 21 years, making immense contribution in the field of bioethics and education.
7 Jul, 2021
Video resources from CEC's Online Academy on Populism, Diversity and Democracy are available. The videos feature keynote speeches, panel presentations, discussions and a webinar.
1 Jul, 2021
The CEC Annual Report 2020 is now available. The report titled Living in Hope in Pandemic Times reviews CEC activities carried out in the tumultuous year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
12 Jul, 2020
The CEC Annual Report 2019 is now available. The report reviews CEC activities carried out in 2019, continuing in the current year, featuring highlights from CEC’s 60th anniversary.
20 Jan, 2020
An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union and CEC met in Zagreb.
4 Dec, 2017
Representatives from 20 different churches and ecumenical organisations from countries in the Central European region and other parts of the continent met from 30 November to 1 December in Prague.
26 Oct, 2017
Secularism, mission, migration and the unique role of churches in political and historical contexts of Europe were themes sharply in focus at a consultation organised by Conference of European Churches and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
22 Oct, 2017
On October 19 CEC held an event in the European Parliament, Brussels, to launch the video entitled “Standing up for Minority Rights” in the presence of many young Serbs and Croats.
22 Oct, 2017
In Gegenwart vieler junger Menschen aus Serbien und Kroatien sowie anderer internationaler Gäste stellte die KEK am 19. Oktober am Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel das Viedo „Standing up for Minority Rights“ (Eintreten für Minderheitenrechte) vor. Organiseirt wurde der Anlass von Ivan Jakovcic, Mitglied des Europaparlaments (ALDE-Fraktion) aus Kroatien. Der Film untersucht die Situation von religiösen und ethnischen Minderheiten in Serbien und Kroatien.