Workshop 7

Learning Environment – Vocational Training

Participation in the employment market, the acquisition of basic skills, and access to professional further training constitute a special challenge for the low qualified. Lifelong learning must be made possible for educationally disadvantaged groups as well. Company-run and external further training programmes must be organised in such manner that they are professionally and pedagogically tailored to this group´s particular needs. How can the participation of educationally disadvantaged target groups in professional / company-run further training programmes be enhanced? And what opportunities are there for linking company-run and external professional training with citizenship education offerings? Brief expert talks will alternate with practice-based presentations during the workshop.


Project Presentations

"VOICE" - Developing citizens. Innovative strategies for EDC with deprivileged students in vocational schools by using competencies orientated problem-based learning methodology.
presented by Elena A. Begant, Centre for Citizenship Education (Slovenia)
"14 plus"
presented by Oliver Steinke, Organisation for the Economic Development of Skilled Trades SMEs (LGH) in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)


Bryony Hoskins, University of Southampton (UK)





Please take a look at the new NECE Newsletter: NECE Newsletter 04/2017 (html-Version)

25th EUROCLIO Annual Conference and Professional Training and Development Course: Mediterranean Dialogue
April 21-26 2018 in Marseille
Find out more

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

MAPPING TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE: Experience of Change after the End of Communism,
edited by Louisa Slavkova
—> Click here for the publication

'Hard to Reach' Focus Group - 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. The group is now seeking a more appropriate name as we encourage more people to…

Short Interview with Jon Worth

Meijvogel-Volk about the Democracy in the Netherlands spoke to Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk from ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law about the elections results and their effect to the work of civil society platforms like NECE. Read here.

Haci Halil Uslucan about the Turkish-European Relations
NECE spoke to Haci Halil Uslucan, Professor for Modern Turkish Studies and Integration Research at Duisburg-Essen University about the threat to democracy and Turkey's prospects of joining the EU. Read here.

Civic Education in Eastern Europe - bpb publishes collection of essays as free e-book in English and Russian
The Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) has published the book "Civic Education and Democratisation in Eastern Partnership Countries". The publication is available as a free e-book in English and Russian language.

MAPPING TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE: Experience of Change after the End of Communism, edited by Louisa Slavkova
Click here for the publication