Workshop 6

Learning Environment – Non-formal Citizenship Education II

Citizenship education offerings will only achieve their aim when they meet the needs and interests of, and strike a chord with, the people they intend to reach. Accordingly, knowledge of values, attitudes, living environments and life circumstances of the different target groups is an indispensable requirement for devising and positioning educational offerings. In this context, life-world and social environment-based approaches will be considered during this workshop, from youth social work on the one hand for example, and as a learning environment on the other hand, in order to determine what contribution these approaches can render to reaching educationally excluded target groups in extracurricular citizenship education.


Project Presentations

"Child Trafficking Response Program" (CTRP): The overall goal is to establish effective models of support and protection to at risk and trafficked children in order to prevent violence, exploitation and abuse and minimize unsafe child migration.
presented by Lora Lalova, Partners Bulgaria Foundation (Bulgaria)*
"Standing on the Treshold of Europe" was a trans-national project to raise awareness on the situation migrants have to face when they settle in a country, and to establish – together with migrants – pedagogical material on trajectories of migrants and new forms of attachment and belonging creating in the ‘arrival country´.
presented by Niccolo Milanese, European Alternatives (France)


: Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk, ProDemos (the Netherlands)




NECE Newsletter 03/2018

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.