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Citizenship education in ENP-countries 2016: selected projects of the focus group members

Thanks to the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, it was possible to realize these and other projects of the focus group members in 2016. The spectrum of the realized projects is wide: From Webacademies over publications about civic education to workshops about current political issues and initiation of strategy processes for the development of civic education in countries of the Eastern Partnership. Here you find all reports and documentations of the funded projects:

Armenia

Refugees = Respect and Rights: RRR

Peer - Education project in Armenia: training of young multipliers, amongst others with refugee experiences of flight in a role-play, which will be performed in youth groups and institutions afterwards.

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Russia

Sharing economy: New perspectives in the development of civic education

Russia, a five day workshop on Sharing Economy, development and realisation of own projects around social and political relevant issues for young people up to 35 years in the region of Krasnodar in Russia (incl. database, website, online-record of the training)

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Ukraine

Seminar for activists of political movements and political parties

The project consisted of two parts: a practical – a two-day workshop, and an applied one – preparation and publication of seminar materials for the further use in practice. The participants received both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in political and civil work first-handed.

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Ukraine

Support of the acceptance of civic education in Ukraine

Ukraine, the project plans the development of a strategy for the implementation of Citizenship Education in Ukraine and the cooperation between the NGOs and governmental structures. Therefore, a working group, consisting of representatives of different regions and institutions, will develop a strategy paper in a number of meetings to get in a series of panel debates the public feedback.

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Armenia

Trainings on the Democratic Citizenship in Armenia

Armenia, implementation of four workshops for young scientists, students, pupils, journalists and young administrative staff on "Democratic Citizenship" with issues like human rights, individual and society. Value systems, gender and age roles, democratic principles, citizenship education, civil society, participatory democracy, election campaigns, regional administration and civil law.

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Belarus

Webacademy for local activists in Belarus

Belarus, recording and publication of four video tutorials for initiatives and engaged citizens on issues like responsibilities of parliamentarians, implementation of advocacy-campaigns, formulation of requests to administration and policy, contact with administrative employees.

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Armenia

Re.Action!

Armenia, training of young multipliers from rural areas in Armenia on issues like non-violence in cases like non-violent protests, support of competences of peacebuilding and fight against ultranationalism, support of critical thinking and responsible consumption of media information.

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Belarus

Knowledge Sharing Workshops Grodno

Belarus, implementation of three knowledge sharing workshops (kind of "festival" of civic education, NGOs and interested people can offer own workshops) and a PR-training for NGOs in Grodno. Establishment of a online events calendar for all events from the local educational initiative in Grodno.

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Moldova

The business of business is society – international hub for future social entrepreneurs in Moldova

Moldova, 12 citizenship educators from Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany and Moldova Moldova will deal in a 6 days workshop with the issue of social entrepreneurship and its relevance for citizenship education. The participants will create concrete methods and formats. The outcomes will be held on a englishspeaking video. The workshop is docked on a fair on social entrepreneurship.

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Georgia

Promote Eco-conscious Citizenry among Youth for Waste-free Georgia

Georgia, training of young multipliers from schools in the regional and rural area in issues of sustainability using the example of handling with waste as well as project management. The multipliers (self pupils) are expected to found eco-clubs in their schools and offer workshops for other pupils. The work of the eco-club will be supported by the project.

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Belarus

Citizenship - that can be learned

Belarus. Aim of the project is the further training of citizenship educators and public relations for citizenship education. First part is a 4 day training for teachers and citizenship educators. Beside guides on issues like project management and public relations the exchange and the development of new projects should be allowed. Second part is addressed to journalists. During a 4 days press tour insights in different belarusian NGOs from the healthcare, educational and social sector will be given. Thereby the participants should be encouraged and qualified to report on issues like civil engagement and citizenship education.

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Armenia

Community Newspaper Armenia

Armenia. development of a local newspaper, which informs the citizenship about cultural events and offers a opinion platform for people from the rural area to share in the urban development. The newspaper will be carried on by young people to collect experiences on the journalistic sector, but also to assume social responsibility. On the one hand, journalistic and organizational skills will be mediated to a group of ca. 25 young people, on the other hand also backgrounds to cultural and civic contexts. With these trainings the founding stone for the first editions of the local newspaper is laid. The edition size will be increase in the next months.

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NECE Newsletter 02/2018
http://nece.lab-concepts.de/newsletter/NL_0218.html

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.