Current DARE Projects


From 2017 on DARE members work for two years on the question how education could respond on current political trends such as populism or post-truth.

We discuss these issues from an organisational perpective, taking into accounnt the shrinking spaces for civil society, but as well on the level of concrete pedagogical work.

At the end will stand a collectively developed toolkit equipping facilitators and educational institutions of formal and non-formal education with inspiration and tools for dealing with post-factualism, populism or hate speech.

EDC for All

The project EDC for All - qualifying and mainstreaming Education for Democratic Citizenship within Europe aims at the transfer of EDC relevant policies, methods and support mechanisms in an European context

Policy Concepts

Concepts from the European level of the COE have been explored, transferred and applied to the national contexts of Portugal and Germany, new educational easy accessible games on the concepts of justice and inclusion have been created, published and tested extensively within the project.


The games deal with a situative approach and support the development of ambuigity-tolerance, empathy and the experience of self-efficacy.

Peer visits to and reviews of places of EDC

Visits with young people in Europa and Germany have helped to contribute for a strategy development for the creation of an EDC youth centre in the municipality of Sintra/PT.


The project transferred into German and Portuguese context the following publications of the Council of Europe.

    Engage - Building together European learning material on Citizenship Education

    A project which exemplary study policies, frames, settings and conditions for citizenship education with children aged 8 to 12 in six European countries Besides identifying policy frames, approaches, concepts and existing practice the project aims at supporting educational staff with exemplary materials which support interactive, fun, innovative, multilingual democratic learning.