Education for the Rights and Duties of Future Generations

The Normandy Chair for Peace strongly believes that peace, environmental and human rights education is the best way to raise awareness about protecting our future.  We need to educate our generations to act and to be rationally and emotionally aware citizens, as outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. If we do, the world will work together for a better future for all of us and for the Planet. That is why programmes for schools and universities will be co-created by the Normandy Chair for Peace within this philosophy.

In this line of research we are developing educational materials, such as the “Peace with the Earth Educational Kit” which includes different didactic materials for teaching primary and secondary school students. This kit aims to provide students with inspiring knowledge through audiovisual material, educational games, illustrative books and experiential dynamics.

For example, an inspiring initiative for the CNP’s actions is that of Commandant Cousteau, the University of La Laguna and UNESCO, which has created the first-ever draft Declaration of Human Rights of Future Generations. A project that will cooperate with the Earth Charter at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica. 

Thus, this focus on education will contribute to a positive transformation in our minds, but also in our hearts. In the spirit of Tony Oposa, we call for not only the promotion of learning about ‘how to do better’, but also ’empathising with the Earth and each other’ to achieve these goals. As our vision states, we seek to: advance interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Education (SDG-4) is the key to achieving all the other goals. We invite you to be part of this global movement to achieve Peace on Earth, by being at peace with the Earth. Transformation begins within ourselves.

11 posts in this line of research:

Colloque - La dimension environnementale de l’IA au regard du droit des générations futures
Education for the Rights and Duties of Future Generations
Rendez-vous le 08 Octobre 2021 Le colloque La dimension environnementale de l’IA au regard du droit des générations futures ...
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Report "Climate Justice in the European Human Rights System".
Climate Justice
The Normandy Chair for Peace has commissioned the Fundamental Rights Legal Clinic of the Faculty of Law of Caen Normandy ...
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#4 - Young researchers meet peacekeepers with the Earth
Education for the Rights and Duties of Future Generations
Meeting with Charlotte Touzot-Fadel This meeting is organized as part of the cycle Young researchers: peacekeepers with the earth. It ...
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#3 Young Researchers Meet the Earth Peacekeepers
Education for the Rights and Duties of Future Generations
This meeting is organized as part of the cycle Young researchers: peacekeepers with the earth. It will take place on ...
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Study Cycle #2: Environmental Ethics for Lawyers
Environmental ethics
May 17, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - 2nd virtual meeting via TEAMS Under the scientific direction of Jochen SOHNLE, Professor of Public ...
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#2 - Encounters between young researchers and peacekeepers of the Earth
Education for the Rights and Duties of Future Generations
This meeting was organized as part of the cycle Young Researchers: Keeping the Peace with the Earth. It took place ...
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Cycle of Intergenerational Encounters - Indigenous Peoples #2: New Caledonia
Indigenous peoples
Ms. Yolène KOTEUREU: Defender of the rights of indigenous peoples, representative of the Djubea Kapume customary council, representative of ...
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Exchanges with young researchers from Normandy
Education for the Rights and Duties of Future Generations
The Normandy Chair for Peace is organizing a series of meetings with young researchers from Normandy who are keeping the ...
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Intergenerational Encounter Cycle - Indigenous Peoples #1: French Guiana
Indigenous peoples
This event is part of the Intergenerational Encounters with Indigenous Peoples series, monthly conferences for dialogue with representatives of indigenous ...
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Board Meeting #2
Transitional Justice and Environmental Issues
Two board meetings were held online, on February 3 and 5, 2021, in the presence of Tony Oposa, Chair leader, and Professor Nicholas ...
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Project ATUPAMA
Indigenous peoples
The ATUPAMA project, supported by the Normandy Chair for Peace, aims to raise awareness among students in the Normandy region ...
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