NECE

Programme

25.11.2013
Conference moderation:
Paul de Ruijter & Renate Kenter, de Ruijter Stategy (the Netherlands)

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Venue: Oude Zaal (Tweede Kamer)

4:00 pm
Registration & Welcome Coffee

5:00 pm
Welcome Addresses

PDF-Icon Thomas Krüger, President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany)
PDF-Icon Kars Veling, Director of Pro Demos – The House for Democracy and the Rule of Law (the Netherlands)

5:15 pm
Opening Speech

PDF-Icon Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs (the Netherlands)

5:30 pm
Keynotes
“The EU and the promise of democracy – Where do we stand a few months before the European elections?”

PDF-Icon Paul Scheffer, Publicist (the Netherlands)
PDF-Icon Lorenzo Marsili, European Alternatives (Italy)

6:15 pm
Discussion

7:00 pm
Reception

Friday, 15 November 2013


Venue: Oude Zaal (Tweede Kamer)

9:00 am
Entrance at Oude Zaal
Plenary Session
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)

9:30 am
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.
PDF-Icon 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)

12:30 pm
Plenary Session
Project-Pitch-Session: Preview


A quick run-through of the NECE Focus Groups and the Open Forum workshops on Saturday.

1:00 pm
Summary of the World Café

1:30 pm
Lunch Snack

2:45 pm
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.
The topics of these workshops will be developed from the World Café debates and will be defined by the participants on site.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Coffee break (3rd and 4th floor)

6:30 pm
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.

9:00 am
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.

11:00 am
Coffee break (3rd floor)

11:30 pm (4th floor)
Presentation & Discussion of the Conference Paper

12:15 pm
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.

amongst others with
  • René Cuperus, Wiardi Beckmann Foundation (the Netherlands)
  • Lorenzo Marsili, European Alternatives (Italy)

  • Farewell by the organisers
  • Petra Grüne, Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany),
  • Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk, ProDemos - The House for Democracy and the Rule of Law (the Netherlands)
  • &
  • Manfred Wirtitsch, Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture (Austria)

  • 1:30 pm
    Lunch snack (3rd floor)

    2:30 pm
    Optional: Parliamenttour or citysightseeing tour


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