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

EENCE (Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education)

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 Newsletter 04/2017 (html-Version)

MAPPING TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE: Experience of Change after the End of Communism,
edited by Louisa Slavkova
—> Click here for the publication

European Civic Academy - NGOs as Drivers for Enhanced, Civic and Democratic Spaces in Europe,
30 September - 1st October 2017 in Bruxelles.
Register here

Inside Our Blind Spots - What we report and what we don't see.
Medienkonferenz in Kyiv on 5-8 October 2017.
Register here

'Hard to Reach' Focus Group - Your chance to get involved!
Labelling learners as 'Hard to Reach' immediately suggests that the problem lies with the learner rather than the educational system. The group is now seeking a more appropriate name as we encourage more people to…

Short Interview with Jon Worth

Meijvogel-Volk about the Democracy in the Netherlands spoke to Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk from ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law about the elections results and their effect to the work of civil society platforms like NECE. Read here.

Haci Halil Uslucan about the Turkish-European Relations
NECE spoke to Haci Halil Uslucan, Professor for Modern Turkish Studies and Integration Research at Duisburg-Essen University about the threat to democracy and Turkey's prospects of joining the EU. Read here.

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.

MAPPING TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE: Experience of Change after the End of Communism, edited by Louisa Slavkova
Click here for the publication