Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights


23 June 2017
Grote Vergaderzaal, Utrecht University Museum, Lange Nieuwstraat 106

Can Human Rights Help Schools? – An Open Discussion among Practitioners and Researchers

The public is warmly invited to engage in a lively discussion about if and how human rights standards can strengthen citizenship education and social integration as called for by Dutch law.

Researchers, practitioners and civil society organization members will share experiences and views from the perspectives of classroom practice, curriculum, teacher training and partnerships between schools and outside agencies. How can these strategies promote inclusion and active participation in Dutch society today? How might European and international human rights values and norms guide us in these efforts?

Panelists will include faculty from Utrecht University, College voor de Rechten van de Mens, the Peaceable Schools initiative, Amnesty International, the Anne Frank House, UNICEF-Netherlands and Critical Mass (NGO). The event is organized by professor Felisa Tibbitts, who holds the chair in human rights education at Utrecht University.

Please come with ideas and be open to discussion!  Light refreshments will be served beginning at 14:00.

Program begins at 14:30.

This event is open to the public with an RSVP required to