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University of Rijeka, Faculty of Teacher Education (UFRI) and Agency for Science and Higher Education within the ERASMUS+ project „Modernity, Education and Human Rights –MEHR“ are organising:

National workshop
on January 21, 2019
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Teacher Education (UFRI)
University Campus

Croatian partners on the ERASMUS+ programme: „Modernity, Education and Human rights“ are jointly organising a national workshop and international conference on Human Rights, Children’s Rights and Participation and Active Citizenship as Learning Outcomes of Higher Education Study Programmes to be held on 21st and 22nd January 2019.

The national workshop is primarily dedicated to the stakeholders in the educational sector, representatives of higher education institutions (HEI) and study programmes as well as practitioners and professionals working in early childhood education, primary and secondary levels of education, pedagogists and curriculum developers, social and youth workers and child psychologists.

As a part of broader project goals, the workshop aims to enhance the level and quality of human rights learning outcomes, particularly those involving children’s rights and participation and active citizenship education.  

Participation in the national workshop on 21st January is primarily targeting HEI teachers that took part in the project survey and were detected as examples of best practice. A limited number of places is also available upon application. For applying, please contact the Faculty of Teacher Education (UFRI), University of Rijeka:

Ms. Željka Ivković

National workshop preliminary programme, January 21, 2019
Erasmus+ KA2 project „Modernisation, Education and Human Rights (MEHR)“

Organiser: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Teacher Education (UFRI)
Moderator: Željka Ivković, UFRI
Venue: Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka, University Campus, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka

10:00 - 10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30 - 10:45    


Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Rector of University of Rijeka

Lidija Vujičić, Dean of Faculty of Teacher Education

Ulf Hedbjörk, head of the MEHR project

10:45 - 11:30      

Presentations of the reports from project partners

Sweden: A gender perspective on human rights education (Kristina Tegler Jerselius, UKÄ)

Portugal: Migration, human rights and intercultural skills in higher education in Portugal (Madalena Fonseca, A3ES)

Croatia: Survey on children's rights, child participation and child as an active citizen in selected study programmes (Marina Matešić, AZVO)

11:30 – 11:45  

Presentation of good examples from Croatia

Presentation of interviews conducted with higher education institutions recognized as examples of good practice in the field of children's rights, child participation and active citizenship.

Željka Ivković Hodžić, UFRI

11:45 - 12:00

Teaching children's participation within university study programs - results of the analysis within the study “Participation of Children in the Republic of Croatia”

Presentation of the results of the analysis of children's participation within the university study programs (analysis holder: UNICEF Office for Croatia, 2015-2017).

Ivana Jeđud Borić, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, UNIZG

12:00 - 12:45      

Poster-presentations from early childhood, preschool and primary teachers

Interactive presentation of good examples of implementation of child participation and active citizenship in kindergartens and elementary schools.

12:45 - 13:30     Lunch
13:30 - 14:15  

Group discussions

Work in small groups on learning outcomes about children's rights, child participation and child as an active citizen.
14:15 - 14:45     Presentations of conclusions from group discussions
14:45 – 15:00     

Closing of the workshop

Conclusions by project partners from Sweden, Portugal and ESU.