ERIC Number: ED396421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
School Exchanges: A Tool for Mutual Understanding in a Multicultural Society. Report of the Conference.
The sixth meeting of the Council of Europe Network on school links and exchanges, held in Solothurn, Switzerland, from October 5-7, 1995, was attended by delegates from some 30 member states, observers from international and nongovernmental organizations, teacher trainers for school exchanges, and representatives of Swiss institutions and schools. Established 5 years ago on the initiative of the Council of Europe, the network was designed to develop exchanges among schools in all European countries. The Council for Cultural Co-operation (CDCC) is responsible for the Council of Europe's work on education and culture. The CDCC's programs contribute to the organization's three overarching policy objectives for the 1990s: (1) to protect, reinforce, and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms and pluralist democracy; (2) to promote an awareness of European identity; and (3) to search for common responses to the challenges facing European society. This document describes the conference's aims and program and summarizes the addresses and speeches, working groups' reports, the conference general report, and the network's activities. Appendices contain working group recommendations, working documents, and a list of participants. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Network on School Links and Exchanges (6th, Solothurn, Switzerland, October 5-7, 1995).