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
Conference: International Observatory on Participatory Democracy
24-26 March 2015, Madrid (Spain)
The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to every city in the world, as well as any association, organisation or research centre. Its long-term aim is to deepen the roots of democracy in municipal government through learning, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale. The next IOPD Conference will be held from 24-26 March in the Spanish capital Madrid, which currently holds the annual presidency of the IOPD and organized the event. Participants will discuss the present and future of participatory democracy in the world. You can find more information on the »IOPD website«.
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«.