- The NECE conference 2018 will address the challenges posed by the discourses and practices of an “illiberal democracy” that is increasingly restricting and endangering the space for civil society and citizenship education.
- Another main topic of the conference will be the question of whether and how digitisation changes democracy, how negative side-effects of Big Tech affect democracy and how politics and civil society can react to this.
On the occasion of the commemoration and remembrance year "Österreich 2018" Christoph Grabenwarter, Vice-President of the Constitutional Court, and Oliver Rathkolb, Director of the Department for Contemporary History of the University of Vienna, invite to the conference "Human Rights 1948/1958" on the development and significance of human rights in Austria.
Helmut Sax (BIM) will be speak about children's rights on 16 June as part of the theme day "In the Best Interest of the Child" organised by the Kulturbrücke Fratres, forum for intercultural dialogue and artistic cross-over. At the center of his lecture stands the relation between the generations in respect to incidents regarding violence against minors and an overall sustainable relationship between adults and children.
This year's event has the motto: "Merely being there is not enough. Inclusion and didactics - professional ways to inclusion." To contribute to the realization of this motto from the mission statement of the University College of Teacher Education Vienna, the Inclusive Education Office (BIB) in cooperation with the Competence Center for Multilingualism, Migration and Human Rights Education (Ko.MMM), the Working Group for Equal Treatment and the Center for Citizenship Education warmly invites to the "Days of Diversity and Inclusion at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna" on 16 and 17 October 2018.
Manfred Nowak (BIM) is invited to speak at the 40th anniversary commemorative events of the entry into force of the American Convention on Human Rights and the creation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica.
The event is held in English.
On 29th of May Hannes Tretter (BIM) welcomes everyone interested to a panel discussion held in the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) concerining torture in Syria: How can Austria help investigate and prosecute international crimes committed by Syrian Intelligence Services? The Syrian government led by president Bashar al-Assad is responsible for systematic and widespread torture targeting political opponents and activists.
Details see German Version
Please see German version. The event will be held in German language.