NECE Conference 2015: 'Them and Us': Citizenship Education in an Interdependent World (working title)
22-24 October 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece
The focus of this year's NECE Conference will be to build on the outcomes of its predecessor event in Vienna, which looked in-depth at conflicts in and around Europe. The jumping-off point is the proposition that religious, ethnic and cultural perceptions of self and others are playing an increasingly important role in political crises and upheavals, both within Europe and outside its borders. In this paradigm, conflicts that are social, economic or political in context begin to be perceived as ethnic, religious or 'cultural'. These perceptions in turn lead to a toxic framing of conflicts, actors and repercussions at international, European and national levels. Just as in Vienna, we’re especially looking forward in 2015 to including stakeholders and initiatives in Citizenship Education and civil society from conflict-torn countries in Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
The »Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki«, which can look back on sixty years of history in the city, will act as a partner for the event.
For pre-registration please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration now open: International conference "Interculturalism in Historical Education"
The conference, which will be held from 20 to 22 April 2015 at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, will address the question of how to use knowledge and reflection about the past to build attitudes of openness in today's globalizing world and harness the potential of diversity on the local level. Registration is open until 31 March. Participation in the conference is free.
Please find application form »here«. To find out more, visit the »Museum webside«.
Civil Society Europe General Assembly
Since its creation in December 2014 in Rome, Civil Society Europe is gaining solid ground in terms of growing membership, internal organisation, public awareness and institutional support. Following the »press launch« in the European Parliament on 3rd February 2015 and intense preparatory work of a motivated task force, the next General Assembly will meet on 27 April in Brussels to elect the Steering Committee, whose mandate will be to oversee and co-ordinate the implementation of the aims and objectives of CSE set in its Manifesto. This meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss proposals for action in 2015, mainly the launch of a working group on monitoring shrinking civic space and Human rights across Europe and the organisation of a joint event together with the EYD2015 Civil Society Alliance.