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Would you like to actively participate in the 12th IHRF 2019?

It is possible to submit your own ideas, best practices and case studies on the topic of "Human Rights and Digital Transformation - what does this mean for children and young people 4.0? Challenges for schools and education?

Call for Papers

The 12th IHRF 2019 will take place from 16 - 18 May 2019. We are looking for leaders for Exchange workshops (basic information on the topic) and for training workshops (good practices - applications and implementation in practice).Have you already dealt with, published or researched the forum topic? Can you imagine contributing to the 12th IHRF 2019? We will be happy to receive your documents with best practices, suggestions or case studies dealing with the guiding theme "Human Rights and Digital Transformation".

Possible questions would be:

  • What are the opportunities and risks of digital transformation for education and schools - keywords: access to education, possession of digital data, control and monitoring of teaching and learning processes?
  • What skills do children and young people need to learn in education and training today with regard to human rights and digital transformation? What skills are needed?
  • What (human rights) challenges do teachers face with regard to digital transformation and how can they specifically support children and young people?
  • How must the education and training system innovate in the course of digital transformation?
  • What does digital education look like today and what does this mean for the implementation and enforcement of human and children's rights and for human rights education?
  • How can new digital tools and methods be integrated into human rights education?
  • What does digital transformation mean for education from a child rights perspective? Where do technologies promote or violate child rights claims?

Abstracts with a maximum of 300 words including name, institutional affiliation and contact details should be sent to the following address by Friday, 31 August 2018 with the subject line "12th IHRF 2019 - Call for Papers": nadine.walder @ phlu.ch.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the IHRF team. Please indicate which preference your contribution has: whether you would like to run an Exchange workshop or a training workshop. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are pleased about Your participation.

Call for Blog

Do you have no time to participate in the 12th IHRF 2019 and still want to contribute to the topic? The ZMRB has launched a blog and the IHRF offers the opportunity to publish guest article on the topic of the 12th IHRF 2019.

If you are interested in publishing a guest article on the topic of the 12th IHRF 2019, please contact Sarah Suter, Responsible for Media & Online Marketing at sarah.suter @ phlu.ch. Suggestions for guest articles will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Human Rights and Digital Transformation

What does this mean for children and young people 4.0? Challenges for schools and education.
16 - 18 May 2019

Digitization and the digital transformation have penetrated almost all societies and generations today and have already led to disruptions in many areas. This means not only new challenges for education and human rights, but also exciting opportunities that should be included in the human rights education debate. Within this framework, the Centre for Human Rights Education (ZMRB) of the University of Teacher Education (PH Luzern) is planning the 12th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) 2019 on the topic "Human Rights and Digital Transformation - what does this mean for children and young people 4.0? Challenges for schools and education" from 16-18 May 2019.

Among other things, the 12th IHRF would like to put the following questions to the public for discussion:

  • What are the opportunities and risks of digital transformation for education and schools - keywords: access to education, possession of digital data, control and monitoring of teaching and learning processes?
  • What skills do children and young people need to learn in education and training today with regard to human rights and digital transformation? What skills are needed?
  • What (human rights) challenges do teachers face with regard to digital transformation and how can they specifically support children and young people?
  • How must the education and training system innovate in the course of digital transformation?
  • What does digital education look like and what does this mean for the implementation and enforcement of human and children's rights and for human rights education?
  • How can new digital tools and methods be integrated into human rights education?
  • What does digital transformation mean for education from a child rights perspective? Where do technologies promote or violate child rights claims?

The programme for the 12th IHRF 2019 and information on registration will be announced from autumn/winter 2018.
Interested parties can also contact us now at ihrf @ phlu.ch.

Further information is also regularly published on the ZMRB blog.

We are already looking forward to meeting you in Lucerne!

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We gladly present to you the program of the 11th IHRF 2017. A warm thank you in advance to all our speakers, cultural promoters and supporters for the contributions to the upcoming forum. We are looking forward to inspired speeches as well as interesting discussions.

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With pleasure we present to you the preliminary program of the 11th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) 2017. It can be downloaded here. Many national and international speakers have alreday confirmed their participation at the 11th IHRF. If you wish to participate, please register under "Registration".

All plenary sessions as well as the Expert Panel I will be simultaneously translated into Englisch and German.

On Monday, 8th of May a charity concert of the Human Rights Orchestra will take place at KKL Luzern. Participants of the IHRF 2017 will receive a 40% discount on the top two tiers at the box office or on phone orders by mentioning the code IHRF. For complete information: www.kkl-luzern.ch

If you are planning on stying one or several nights in Lucerne while attending the Forum, please contact us on ihrf @ phlu.ch so we can recommend one of our partner hotels in Lucerne.

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On occasion of the International Human Rights Day on the 10 December, the IHRF-StudentTeam performed an awareness campaign at the University of Lucerne. The goal was to inform the students about human rights in general and advertise the upcoming 11th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) 2017 in particular.

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The Centre of Human Rights Education (ZMRB) opens a studio for children’s rights education. So far, it is a pilot project, enduring three months.

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