The European Year of Citizenship Education promotes discourse on the values and fundamentals of citizenship education in Europe, thereby opening an active forum for professionals and multipliers to discuss and debate the future of democratic participation here. The current crisis in the European Union has raised serious issues, including whether it is even possible to come to a common consensus in creating a model for European citizenship and, if that hurdle is cleared, how to achieve it.
Together with Saarland´s State Agency for Civic Education and the European Commission Representation in Bonn, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) is organising a workshop on "Models for a European Citizenship Education", to be headed up by education professionals and experts. The workshop, which is taking place within the framework of the bpb's NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education conference, will seek to address the following questions:
What defines a "good European citizen"? What subjects and values distinguish a European model of citizenship from others? What meaning and influence do models have on practices in the field of citizenship education in Europe?
The goal of the workshop is threefold: to evaluate both national and European models to determine what they have in common and what they do not, to compare national models using best-practice examples, and to develop criteria for creating a common model of European citizenship education.
The workshop will be held in English.
- Interner Link: Report by Viola Georgi (PDF-Version: 206 KB)
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Arrival and check in
Reception with Jo Leinen, MEP Bruessels
Barbara Gessler, Representation of the European Commission in Bonn, Germany
Sunday, November 06, 2005
09.00 – 09.15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Petra Grüne, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany
Barbara Gessler, Representation of the European Commission in Bonn
Burkhard Jellonnek, State Agency for Civic Education Saarland
09.15 – 11.30 a.m.
Comparing National Models of Citizenship
Prof. Dr. Audrey Osler, Director of Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education and Research Professor, University of Leeds, UK
Sulev Vladmaá, UNESCO Chair in Civics and Multicultural Education Studies, Estland
11.30 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.
01.00 – 02.00 p.m.
02.00 – 03.00 p.m.
European Models in School and Schoolbooks
Dr. Falk Pingel, Deputy Director of Georg Eckert Institute, Germany
"The Image of Europe between Globalisation and national Consciousness: traditional Concepts and recent Developments in the Teaching of History, Geography and Citizenship Education of the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Balkans."
03.00 – 04.00 p.m.
04.00 – 04.30 p.m.
04.30 – 06.00 p.m.
Monday, November 07, 2005
9.00 – 10.30 a.m.
What is a "Good European Citizen"? – Models of European Citizenship Education Do we have a common model for European Citizenship? How we can get an European Model? Which kind of values and attributes constitute a European Model? Elvire Fabry, Fondation pour l'innovation politique, France
10.30 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.
Discussion and Conclusions
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