Focus Groups

The NECE Focus Groups are a new tool of the NECE networking process. We have taken up participants’ suggestions for an exchange forum between the yearly conferences and for more transparency about networking results of the conferences. These groups are open to everyone who is interested in a more intensive exchange and continuous work on specific topics and projects. The focus groups will publish papers and documents on the NECE website and will contribute to the conferences. The initial meetings of the NECE Focus Groups took place at the NECE conference, 21 - 24 November 2012 in Córdoba (Spain). The participants discussed key areas and procedures of work and identify stakeholders for further co-operation. The groups also set up a timetable for further digital and face-to-face activities with regard to the focus group`s topic. The first working results of each Focus Group you may find below. Within the next month you also may find more background information on each Focus Group and its work as well.

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Exchange between Europe and North Africa

The aim of the focus group “Exchange between Europe and North Africa“ is to support the establishment of a sustainable forum of exchange and co-operation between the NECE community and stakeholders of citizenship education in the Southern Mediterranean. Weiter...

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Hard-to-reach learners

The purpose of this focus group is to follow up on the results and initiatives discussed during the NECE conference in Warsaw, November 2011 on empowerment and educationally disadvantaged groups in European societies. Weiter...

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CLEAR: Concept Learning for Empowerment through Analysis and Reflection

In close co-operation with different partners, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) and the European Wergeland Center (EWC) have started to work on an intercultural glossary project in the field of education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding. Weiter...

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Participatory Budgeting

Participatory budgets have the potential to strengthen collaboration between citizenry, politics and administration. With this instrument, citizens are prompted to increased participation and empowerment in public life. The participatory budgeting focus group aims to present models of participatory budgeting and to kick off new initiatives on the subject. Weiter...

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Vote Match Europe

Vote Match Europe 2014 has been started in October 2012. Representatives of 10 Vote Matches from countries all over Europe have met with the aim to realize a Vote Match for the European elections in 2014. Weiter...

Focus Group Citizenship Education in Eastern Europe

Focus Group Citizenship Education in Eastern Europe

The focus group was established 2015 and aims the exchange of expertise from state and nongovernmental professionals of non-formal and civic education from the Eastern Partnership countries and networking with the EU countries, within the focus group and with the other NECE focus groups. The idea is to create a platform for the long-term exchange about aims, subjects, formats, current needs and projects as well as challenges ahead of civic education in the individual countries. Weiter...

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Гражданское образование в странах-участницах Восточного партнерства

Фокус-группа была основана в 2015 году. Ее целью является обмен опытом между представителями неправительственых и государственных организаций, работающих в сфере неформального, гражданского образования, из стран-участниц Восточного партнерства, а также развитие контактов со странами ЕС и с другими фокус-группами проекта NECE. Работа группы осуществляется при финансовой поддержке Министерства иностранных дел Германии. Weiter...



Please take a look at the new NECE Newsletter:

NECE Magazine 2016
The NECE Magazine brings you up to date on citizenship education in Europe and its neighboring countries.

NECE Blog 2016
Keeping up the tradition, NECE is running a conference blog. The blog will not only provide live documentation of the Zagreb conference but will help you familiarise with the upcoming conference beforehand.

Interview with Alicja Pacewicz
In October 2015, the Law and Justice Party won the elections in Poland and gained the absolute majority in the parliament. NECE talked with Alicja Pacewicz, Vice President of The Center for Citizenship Education (CCE), about the rapid changes in her country following last year´s change of government.

Civic Education in Eastern Europe - bpb publishes collection of essays as free e-book in English and Russian
The Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) has published the book "Civic Education and Democratisation in Eastern Partnership Countries". The publication is available as a free e-book in English and Russian language.

A new Council of Europe reference framework of competences for democratic culture!
This book presents a new conceptual model of the competences which citizens require to participate in democratic culture and live peacefully together with others in culturally diverse societies. The model is the product of intensive work over a two-year period, and has been strongly endorsed in an international consultation with leading educational experts.