Armenian Center for Democratic Education-CIVITAS, the Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner in Armenia, will implement “Democracy and Human Rights Education in Armenia” with a grant from the United Nations Democracy Fund. The two-year project seeks to prepare a generation of active and accountable citizens committed to the fundamental values and principles of democracy and human rights.
“Democracy and Human Rights Education in Armenia” is a three-level intervention project, based on the inclusion and participation of all stakeholders, that aspires to greatly increase the level of democratic and human rights culture and the competencies of learners in Armenian public schools. The project aims to ensure that Democracy and Human Rights Education (DHRE) becomes an integral part of Armenian education policies and strategies as well as to introduce and enhance the Center for Civic Education’s Foundations of Democracy and Project Citizen curricular programs in over 200 schools in the Kotayk and Tavush Regions of Armenia.
Armenian Center for Democratic Education-CIVITAS will also work to establish a DHRE center at the Armenian State Pedagogical University as a resource and innovation lab for university students, faculty members, and in-service and pre-service teachers.
The project will be carried out in close collaboration with local and international counterparts such as the Ministry of Education and Science, National Institute of Education, and the Armenian State Pedagogical University as well as the Maryland State Department of Education (United States), Centre for Education Development (Poland), and Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and United Nations Development Programme offices in Yerevan, Armenia.
The project implementation timeline: January 2014 -December 2015.