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)




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.