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Children's Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN)

In December 2012 a new exciting cross-European network kicked off in Berlin, in the field of human rights of children and adolescents: the Children's Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN).

CREAN is coordinated by Freie Universität Berlin and spans across 37 partner universities and academic institutions in 30 countries; the Research Platform “Human Rights in the European Context” at Vienna University, represented by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, acts as the Austrian counterpart to CREAN.

Among the aims of this academic network are the establishment of a platform for interaction and mutual learning between policy-makers, practitioners and academia in the field of children’s rights, the formation of a European-wide body of promising early career researchers and graduates, the development of common academic materials and the encouragement of curricula reform and development. For this purpose, two pan-European conferences (on children’s rights research, and on non-discrimination of children in eudcation, respectively), workshops and a prize award for early career researchers will be organised, various manuals and academic material developed and two sub-regional networks established (Nordic region, Mediterranean region).

CREAN runs from October 2012 to September 2015 and receives co-financing from the Lifelong Learning Programme managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission.

Contact person: Helmut Sax, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Opens window for sending emailhelmut.sax@univie.ac.at

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