Workshop 3

Learning Environment – Community and Urban District Work

How can strategic alliances in urban district work and community development be utilised in order to reach educationally disadvantaged target groups? What opportunities are afforded by the community as an informal learning environment for empowerment, the forging of networks and the strengthening of local communities? The workshop considered potentials and experiences by means of brief expert talks and the presentation of good practice models.


Gabriele Recknagel, Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK)

Project Presentations

The "Library Development Programme" is a nationwide project aimed at strengthening the potential of public libraries located in villages and small towns. Thanks to the programme, modern and active libraries make it easier for residents to participate in social and economic life."
presented by Jacek Krolikowski, Information Society Development Foundation (Poland)
"The complex support for disadvantaged schools in Warsaw - a Pilot programme".
The project is addressed to schools acting in societies with big unemployment, social pathologies and families with parental care problems. It assumes formulation of the wide programme of support for the whole school society by the teacher competences training.
presented by Katarzyna Zakroczymska, Warsaw Centre for Socio-Educational Innovation and Training (Poland).


Grzegorz Makowski, Institute of Public Affairs (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
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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.