Paul de Ruijter & Renate Kenter, de Ruijter Stategy (the Netherlands)
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Venue: Oude Zaal (Tweede Kamer)
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Thomas Krüger, President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany)
Kars Veling, Director of Pro Demos – The House for Democracy and the Rule of Law (the Netherlands)
Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs (the Netherlands)
“The EU and the promise of democracy – Where do we stand a few months before the European elections?”
Paul Scheffer, Publicist (the Netherlands) Lorenzo Marsili, European Alternatives (Italy)
Friday, 15 November 2013
Venue: Oude Zaal (Tweede Kamer)
Entrance at Oude Zaal
From Córdoba to The Hague: Review and Perspectives
Petra Grüne, Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany) &
Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk, ProDemos - House for Democracy and the Rule of Law (the Netherlands)
Introduction of the World Café
Four different scenarios on the future of the EU will be presented to serve as a frame of reference for the following World Café. Participants are asked to identify the most important aspects and topics on the 'democratic deficit' of the EU, the role of citizenship education and practical approaches and projects. These will be summarised and fed into the conference workshops in the afternoon. Three key topics identified as important to discuss in more detail will also be used as a basis for three additional workshops in the afternoon.
Report: Citizenship in Europe 2030 (Four Szenarios, 2.221 KB)
Venue: Statenpassage (Tweede Kamer)
10:15 am - 12.15 pm
World Café: Open dialogue with all participants on the future of the European project and issues of citizenship education.
Venue: Oude Zaal (Tweede Kamer)
A quick run-through of the NECE Focus Groups and the Open Forum workshops on Saturday.
Summary of the World Café
Change to the conference venue ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law
Parallel to the conference programme, a project market of good practice projects on citizenship education is offered on the 3rd & 4th floor.
3:00 - 6:30 pm
Parallel workshop sessions on the role of citizenship education in Europe
After the World Café session, the parallel workshop sessions focus on the role of citizenship education in the European crisis as well as on practical approaches of citizenship education. Brief expert presentations will be the starting point for the debate. The results of the workshop discussions may be incorporated into a Conference Paper. There will be no re-run of the parallel workshops.
- 3rd floor, De Haagse Redactie
Workshop 1: Creating a bottom-up Europe: Can citizenship education interact or cooperate with civil society movements?
- 3rd floor, Paleis
Workshop 2: European Parliament elections 2014: How to increase voters’ turnout?
- 3rd floor, Parlement
Workshop 3: Diversity of concepts of citizenship education in Europe: Is there a need for a common understanding?
- 4th floor, Statenzaal
Workshop 4: The EU as a topic of citizenship education: The democratic deficit and the loss of trust in the European project as new challenges
- 4th floor, Europa
Workshop 5: Citizenship education on the political agenda of the EU: How much valued and what does this mean for the role of citizenship education in the EU?
- 4th floor, Trêveszaal & Rechtszaal & Raadszaal
Workshop 6-8: Topics and scenarios of citizenship education for the future of the EU
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Coffee break (3rd and 4th floor)
Evening at your free disposal
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Venue: ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law
Parallel to the conference programme, a project market of good practice projects on citizenship education is offered on the 3rd and 4th floor.
Plenary Session (4th floor)
Introducing the ‘Conference Paper’
9:30 am - 11.00 am
Parallel sessions: NECE Focus Groups & Open Forum
(3rd & 4th floor)
In this session you can either participate in one of the NECE Focus Groups or alternatively in one of the Open Forum workshops.
Coffee break (3rd floor)
11:30 pm (4th floor)
Presentation & Discussion of the Conference Paper
Fish Bowl format with conference remarks & discussion
A small group of people seated in a circle, having a conversation in full view of a larger group of listeners. One or more chairs are open to "visitors" (i.e., members of the audience), who want to ask questions or make comments.
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Farewell by the organisers
Lunch snack (3rd floor)
Optional: Parliamenttour or citysightseeing tour
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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.
Relaunch of eurotopics.net - Check out the new website here: »http://www.eurotopics.net/en/«
Please take a look at the new NECE Newsletter: »http://nece.lab-concepts.de/newsletter/NL_0116.html«
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.