Citizenship and Human Rights Education for Change
The MOOC is part of EU CONVINCE (COmmoN Values INClusive Education), a joint project of ETUCE (European Trade Union Committee for Education), EFEE (European Federation of Education Employers) and ESHA (the European School Heads Association).
Co-funded by the Directorate-General Education of the European Commission, this 2-years project (2018-2020) is a direct answer to the current challenges, but also opportunities, of multiculturalism, diversity and social inclusion. In the light of the Paris Declaration, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the European Pillar of Social Rights, EU CONVINCE seeks to provide teachers, school leaders, and other education personnel, as well as the education community as a whole, with tools and methods to better deal with citizenship related issues both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities, as well as support them in the delivery of inclusive quality education to all.
EU CONVINCE selected the Global Campus of Human Rights for the design, implementation and delivery of the MOOC.
European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE)
The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) represents 132 education unions and 11 million teachers from all levels of the education sectors in 50 countries of Europe. ETUCE is a Social Partner in education at European level and a defender of teachers' interests to the European Commission. It was established in 1977.
ETUCE is the European Region of Education International, the global federation of education unions, and a European Trade Union Federation within ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation.
Following the new structure, ETUCE represents 132 Education Trade unions in 51 countries. In total numbers, ETUCE represents 11 million members all over Europe.
European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE)
The European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) is a dynamic organisation established in 2009 to represent the interests of employers in the strategic and highly diverse European education sector.
It represents education employers in all levels of education, from pre-school to higher education and research. This includes different national organisations, such as education councils and ministries of education, associations of VET colleges and universities and local and regional authority employers’ organisations.
EFEE acts on behalf of its members in its role as officially recognised European social partner in education and as an official dialogue partner to EU institutions.
European School Heads Association (ESHA)
ESHA, the European School Heads Association, is a professional organization for European School Heads. Members of ESHA are national organisations for school heads and deputy school heads within (pre-) primary, secondary and vocational education.
ESHA is an international community in which experiences, visions and views between members are exchanged and in which new ideas are born. ESHA connects school leaders, researchers and policy makers with the collective aim to learn from each other and improve education.
Nearly all European countries (both EU and non-EU) are represented within ESHA by one or more organisations.
Directorate General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC)
This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on education, culture, youth, languages and sport. EU CONVINCE is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of DG EAC.
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.