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Focus Groups

The NECE Focus Groups are a new tool of the NECE networking process. We have taken up participants’ suggestions for an exchange forum between the yearly conferences and for more transparency about networking results of the conferences. These groups are open to everyone who is interested in a more intensive exchange and continuous work on specific topics and projects. The focus groups will publish papers and documents on the NECE website and will contribute to the conferences. The initial meetings of the NECE Focus Groups took place at the NECE conference, 21 - 24 November 2012 in Córdoba (Spain). The participants discussed key areas and procedures of work and identify stakeholders for further co-operation. The groups also set up a timetable for further digital and face-to-face activities with regard to the focus group`s topic. The first working results of each Focus Group you may find below. Within the next month you also may find more background information on each Focus Group and its work as well.

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Exchange between Europe and North Africa

The aim of the focus group “Exchange between Europe and North Africa“ is to support the establishment of a sustainable forum of exchange and co-operation between the NECE community and stakeholders of citizenship education in the Southern Mediterranean.

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All-in network

The purpose of this focus group is to follow up on the results and initiatives discussed during the NECE conference in Warsaw, November 2011 on empowerment and educationally disadvantaged groups in European societies.

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CLEAR: Concept Learning for Empowerment through Analysis and Reflection

In close co-operation with different partners, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) and the European Wergeland Center (EWC) have started to work on an intercultural glossary project in the field of education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding.

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Participatory Budgeting

Participatory budgets have the potential to strengthen collaboration between citizenry, politics and administration. With this instrument, citizens are prompted to increased participation and empowerment in public life. The participatory budgeting focus group aims to present models of participatory budgeting and to kick off new initiatives on the subject.

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Focus Group Citizenship Education in Eastern Europe

EENCE - Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education

The focus group was established 2015 and aims the exchange of expertise from state and nongovernmental professionals of non-formal and civic education from the Eastern Partnership countries and networking with the EU countries, within the focus group and with the other NECE focus groups. The idea is to create a platform for the long-term exchange about aims, subjects, formats, current needs and projects as well as challenges ahead of civic education in the individual countries.

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Гражданское образование в странах-участницах Восточного партнерства

Фокус-группа была основана в 2015 году. Ее целью является обмен опытом между представителями неправительственых и государственных организаций, работающих в сфере неформального, гражданского образования, из стран-участниц Восточного партнерства, а также развитие контактов со странами ЕС и с другими фокус-группами проекта NECE. Работа группы осуществляется при финансовой поддержке Министерства иностранных дел Германии.

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NECE Newsletter 03/2020

#digitalNECE #NECEcampus
Auf der nece-conference.eu/nece-campus/ findet ihr weitere Informationen zum NECE Campus.

Useful information ahead of the EU elections on nece.eu
Going to the polls can make a difference, as Brexit and other electoral shocks have shown. Elections do matter! Read more about it here.

Interview with Sarah de Lange
Our new Advisory Board member, Sarah de Lange, introduces herself to NECE. Read the interview here.

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.