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Timo Lochocki

The Unstoppable Far Right?

This paper illustrates the strategies via which moderate European parties can reclaim voters from right-wing populist parties, as much as it shows in which way media reporting and public sentiments affects the electoral advances of anti-European political forces. Consequently, this study illustrates in detail how politicians, journalists and especially actors forging public opinion either hamper or benefit the rise of nationalist right-wing populist parties. Understanding these mechanisms and acting accordingly, is key for ensuring public support for European Integration.

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Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz

Psychological Portraits of young European citizens

How do young people understand the concept of active citizenship and to what extent are they ready to become involved in citizenship activities? Are citizenship activities linked with young people's personality traits, and if so- how? By answering these questions this research paper focuses on how personality can influence citizenship activity and results help for a better understanding of young people's reediness for different citizenship actions.

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Harald Weilnböck

"European Fair Skills"

The EFS project aims at transferring good-practice approaches in prevention of right-wing extremism, hate crime and group-focused enmity to the respective national contexts. This project develops and applies a quality assurance tool for first-line deradicalisation and disengagement work, builds local support networks for prevention work by conducting stakeholder roundtables education national contexts, builds local hubs for youth-cultural disengagement and prevention work in the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Slovak Republic etc.

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Charalampos Babis Karpouchtsis

The Greek Martyr Places of the Second World War

We aim at a conference, which includes workshops, mainly between actors of Greek and German civil society. Main topic is the trauma of WWII in Greece, and the unknown history of the destroyed villages (Martyr Villages). Our goal includes the modernization of memory culture, the reconciliation between Greece and Germany regarding its common traumatic history and the development of educational programs in both languages for students, teachers, academics and civilians.

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Tobias Warkentin

Simulation to Right-Wing-Populism: Icon Committee Meeting

This active simulation deals with the general topic "Where Now for Europe?" and plans strategies against Right Wing Populism. At this workshop young people will have the opportunity to gain insights into the principles and procedures of international relations and will work together on a resolution for the given topic.

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Louise Metrich

European Summer School on "Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance"

We understand Holocaust education, human rights education, and citizenship education as closely interrelated, as they address issues that sometimes differ, sometimes overlap with different approaches. This project brings a new perspective to existing citizenship education as it trains multipliers to become active in preventing racism and promote respect towards minorities.

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CFR Backgrounders

The Eurozone in Crisis

In course of the greece crisis, Christopher Alessi and James McBride look back on the historical origin of the EU. Their view is focused on the economical Aspects. They explain where "euroscepticism" and the whole crisis occurred.

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


This article is a lexical entry. It gives a defintion of "Multiculturalism": "is a body of thought in political philosophy about the proper way to respond to cultural and religious diversity. Mere toleration of group differences is said to fall short of treating members of minority groups as equal citizens".

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Kemal Dervis

Can We Stop The Fragmentation Of Europe?

Europe is divided between the northern creditor countries and the southern debtors, argues Kemal Dervis in his article: "Can We Stop The Fragmentation Of Europe?". He considers this partition in context of the refugee crisis, which is callenging the "view of EU member countries’ internal political fragmentation".

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Charles Kupchan

As nationalism rises, will the European Union fall?

The financial crisis was painful for many EU members. In course of this, Kupchan writes, that we are experiencing a new "renationalization". Many Europeans don't believe in the greater good of a "pursuit of a collective ideal" anymore. This phenomenon is infecting even Germany. This article argues which are the reasons for this new nationalism in europe, where the crisis came from and which possible solutions are given.

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Kenan Malik

The Failure of Multiculturalism

Some years ago, it looked like "multiculturalism" was the answer to Europe's social problems. But today in Germany as in Britain, the consequence of multiculturalist policies was social fragmentation, argues Kenan Malik. A critique of multiculturalism should not be confused with the current wave of political attacks on immigrants and immigration."Multiculturalism and assimilationism are different policy responses to the same problem: the fracturing of society."

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Andreas Dorpalen

A New Nationalism in Europe

This articel argues that every supernational organization has to face its incompatibility with national souvereignty. The autor asserts that national sovereignty implies international self-determination. He pleads that, in course of the psychological complexity of the problem, "indications of an approaching solution in Europe deserve attention. They may point the way to possible future developments in international relations."

Mehr lesen auf vqronline.org

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Germany, Greece, and the future of Europe

Jeffrey Sachs argues that a financial crisis is caused by a country’s excessive indebtedness, which generally reflects a combination of mismanagement by the debtor country, over-optimism, corruption, and the poor judgment and weak incentives of creditor banks. Greece fits that bill. In his article he reveals several aspects an reasons for an economic collapse. Furthermore he considered the coil of Germany in the greece crisis.

Mehr lesen auf project-syndicate.org

Mauro F. Guillén

Why Europe has bigger problems than the Euro

Mauro F. Guillén argues that europe from an aging population to outdated immigration policies has far bigger challenges ahead. This article figures out that europe has bigger problems than the euro. The autor stresses for example the "graying of the population" or the dividing between east-west and north-south europe.

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NECE Newsletter 02/2019

Useful information ahead of the EU elections on nece.eu
Going to the polls can make a difference, as Brexit and other electoral shocks have shown. Elections do matter! Read more about it here.

Interview with Sarah de Lange
Our new Advisory Board member, Sarah de Lange, introduces herself to NECE. Read the interview here.

NECE Conference 2018: Brave new Worlds?! The Future of Democracy and Citizenship Education
6 - 9 September 2018, Marseille (France)
Conference documentation available here.

Lorenzo Marsili on the parliamentary elections in Italy
NECE asked Lorenzo Marsili in what way the results of the parliamentary elections in Italy fit in Europe’s current political landscape. Read the comment here.

bpb statement to the Public consultation on EU funds in the area of values and mobility
The consultation took place as part of the preparations for the Multiannual Financial Framework which will define and shape the EU Budget after 2020. Click here for the PDF-Icon statement and the PDF-Icon questionnaire.

DARE (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe) Mini-conference on Populism and Democratic Resilience
14 June 2018 in Nafplio, Greece
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25th EUROCLIO Annual Conference and Professional Training and Development Course: Mediterranean Dialogue
April 21-26 2018 in Marseille
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Eurydice Brief: Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017
In an age where the importance of citizenship education is becoming apparent to deal with the current threats to fundamental European values, many countries are implementing changes in their national policies. Read more here

NAME CHANGE: “Hard to Reach” Focus Group now “All-in network” - 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.
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MAPPING TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE: Experience of Change after the End of Communism, edited by Louisa Slavkova
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Civic Education in Eastern Europe - bpb publishes collection of essays as free e-book
The publication is available in English and Russian language.