Workshop 2

Learning Environment – School

As a learning environment, school formally affords the opportunity to reach educationally disadvantaged young people with citizenship education. To do this, however, it is necessary to find appealing formats and approaches that are able to generate positive learning experiences in order to discern and promote capabilities and skills of the educationally disadvantaged in schools. The workshop presented good practice projects and invites participants to exchange views and to network.


Project Presentations

"Transforming children into agents of change": The project aims at exploring the effects of learning, on children in state schools, of radical school models of practice based on rights and democratic participation.
presented by Michael Newman, Summerhill School (UK)
"Citizenship education in multicultural schools: Results of a Project in Berlin and Stuttgart"
presented by Christoph Müller-Hofstede, Federal Agency for Civic Education & Siamak Ahmadi & Katharina Müller, Dialog Moderators of the project (Germany)


: Alicja Pacewicz, Center for Citizenship Education (Poland)




NECE Newsletter 02/2018

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
Click here for the publication

Civic Education in Eastern Europe - bpb publishes collection of essays as free e-book
The publication is available in English and Russian language.