The NECE activities cover a range of topics relevant for citizenship education in Europe. The statements and articles from experts and practioniers exemplify the diversity of perspectives and working models in Europe and the challenge to bring these together and derive a common European ground.

1. Citizenship Education and Social Cohesion

Contributions at the NECE Conference in Trieste 2010

PDF-Icon Input by Naseem Akhtar, Saheli Women´s Group (UK) (PDF-Version: 396 KB)

Input by Frank Eckardt, Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Loosing social cohesion? - European cities between social segregation and gentrification" (PDF-Version: 384 KB)

Contributions at the NECE Conference in Vilnius 2009

Statement by Heinz-Herbert Noll, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences/ Director of the Social Indicators Research Centre (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Indicators for Social Exclusion and Social Cohesion in the EU" (PDF-Version: 1.866 KB)

Input by Dr. Bryony Hoskins, Institute of Education, University of London (UK)
PDF-Icon Panel: "The Impact of Cultural and Civic Education on Social Cohesion: Chances – Challenges – Changes" (PDF-Version: 441 KB)

Input by Andrea Reupold and Jutta Reich-Claassen, University of Munich (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Civic Participation and Volunteerism – Lessons from a Milieu-Specific Perspective" (PDF-Version: 763 KB)

Input by Anneliese Oeschger, International Movement ATD Fourth World (Germany) within the topic PDF-Icon "Poverty – Social Exclusion – Civil Participation: How to Organise Access from the Fringes of Society?" (PDF-Version: 427 KB)

Input by Julia Franz, University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Social Cohesion and Intergenerational Learning Arrangements" (PDF-Version: 2.080 KB)

2. Citizenship Education in Central and Southeastern Europe

Contributions at the NECE Workshop Zagreb 2009

Keynote by Vessela Tcherneva, Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, formerly Centre for Liberal Strategies (Bulgaria)
PDF-Icon "How can Citizenship Education Contribute to the Sustainability of Democracy?" (PDF-Version: 276 KB)

Input by Ondrej Matejka, Civic Education Centre (CZ)
PDF-Icon "Challenges and Chances of Citizenship Education in the Czech Republic" (PDF-Version: 271 KB)

Workshop Report of the Expert Debate: PDF-Icon "Perspectives for non-formal Citizenship Education in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe" (PDF-Version: 127 KB) by Andreas Karsten, (Germany)

3. Migration Societies and Diversity

Contributions at the NECE Workshop Barcelona 2010

Keynote by Phil Wood, Expert and Consultant in Cultural Diversity and Urban Policy/ Principal Advisor to the Council of Europe´s "Intercultural Cities" Programme (UK)
PDF-Icon "Planning for the Intercultural City" (PDF-Version: 599 KB)

Input by Martijn Oosterbaan, Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
PDF-Icon "Are You Citizened? Citizenship, Diversity and the City" (PDF-Version: 585 KB)

Input by John Eade, Roehampton University (UK)
PDF-Icon "Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Cities: Challenges and Chances" (PDF-Version: 674 KB)

Input by Concepción Maiztegui Oñate, University of Deusto (Spain)
PDF-Icon "How is Citizenship Education Dealing with the Consequences of Diversity" (PDF-Version: 476 KB)

Contributions at the NECE Conference Lissabon 2007

Statement for the Discussion Panel by Selma Muhic Dizdarevic, Charles University (Czech Republic)
PDF-Icon "Europe and its Multinational Project of Integration: How to Succeed?" (PDF-Version: 68 KB)

Input by Paul Scheffer, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
PDF-Icon "The Land of Arrival: How Migration Is Changing Europe" (PDF-Version: 210 KB)

4. National Identities and the European Integration

Contribution at the NECE Workshop Barcelona 2010

Input by Kai Vöckler, Archis Interventions (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Politics of Identity – The Example of Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina" (PDF-Version: 389 KB)

Contributions at the NECE Conference Lissabon 2007

Input by Ute Frevert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Migration – History – Diversity: National Memories and Cultural Identities in Europe" (PDF-Version: 89 KB)

Contributions at the NECE Workshop Tallinn 2007

Input by Cornelia Bruell, Institute for European Integration Research (eif) (Austria)
PDF-Icon "Citizenship Education Between Ethnic-Identity-Nationality: Scientific Findings and County-specific Comparisons" (PDF-Version: 88 KB)

Input by Stefan Auer, La Trobe University (Australia)
PDF-Icon "The Politics of Memory in Europe: The Foundation for a European Integration" (PDF-Version: 100 KB)

Input by Fabrice Larat, Centre d'Expertise et de Recherche Administrative École Nationale d'Administration (France) formerly University of Mannheim, Germany
PDF-Icon "The Culture of Memory in Europe – the Foundation for the Integration of Europe" (PDF-Version: 102 KB)



Please take a look at the new NECE Newsletter:

NECE Magazine 2016
The NECE Magazine brings you up to date on citizenship education in Europe and its neighboring countries.

NECE Blog 2016
Keeping up the tradition, NECE is running a conference blog. The blog will not only provide live documentation of the Zagreb conference but will help you familiarise with the upcoming conference beforehand.

Interview with Alicja Pacewicz
In October 2015, the Law and Justice Party won the elections in Poland and gained the absolute majority in the parliament. NECE talked with Alicja Pacewicz, Vice President of The Center for Citizenship Education (CCE), about the rapid changes in her country following last year´s change of government.

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.

A new Council of Europe reference framework of competences for democratic culture!
This book presents a new conceptual model of the competences which citizens require to participate in democratic culture and live peacefully together with others in culturally diverse societies. The model is the product of intensive work over a two-year period, and has been strongly endorsed in an international consultation with leading educational experts.