NECE Exchange

The Making of Citizens in
Europe and North Africa

This website is one instrument that shall help transferring knowledge of participants of the NECE Focusgroup "Exchange between Europe and North Africa". It is the online-version of a publication which is prepared and created as a cooperation project. Future versions will be translated in Arabic to further enhance the possible impact in Northern African countries. A printed version will be available in 2016. The goal of this site is to enable the reader to access the information he/she is looking for in a fast way. Therefore you can navigate the site by searching for information about citizenship education regarding certain countries or with the focus on particular fields of interest.

The Making of Citizens in Europe and North Africa - Work in Progress

The Making of Citizens in Europe and North Africa emerged as a platform within the framework of NECE’s Focus Group "Exchange between Europe and North Africa", established at the NECE Conference 2012 in Cordoba. The growing need to share practices and experience across the Mediterranean became evident, especially after 2011.

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Country Profile Netherlands


Citizenship education in the Netherlands

In 2012, media reports about the low levels of civic competences of the Dutch youth in comparison to teenagers in 37 other countries lead to a discussion about the causes of this backlog (Obbink, 2012). Even though citizenship education is prioritized, the debate about the implementation and the level of monitoring continues.

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Civic Education in Egypt


Citizenship Education in Egypt

In the Egyptian context, there are two ministries that are mainly concerned with citizenship education, the Ministry of Education which is mainly concerned with the schooling system and the Ministry of Youth which organizes activities and camps for youth as extra-curricular activities.

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Thoughts about what belongs to the Eco-System of Citizenship Education.

Ecosystem of non-formal citizenship education

Ecosystems of non-formal citizenship education give details about CSOs, working in the field of citizenship education, about the general environment, in which they are working, as well as how they are perceived in the society.

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A collection of Publications that might be helpful for you.


In case you are interested in further literature and information regarding citizenship education, the NECE project or other international work in these topics we gathered some useful ressources here.

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تكوين المواطنة في أوروبا وشمال إفريقيا

تكوين المواطنة في أوروبا وشمال إفريقيا

Here you can find the Arabic version of this Publication.

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European societies, albeit at different paces, have undergone profound changes in the fabric of their populations due to EU enlargement, European Citizenship, globalization and migration processes. Traditional concepts of citizenship and citizenship education in Europe have to be revised in the light of these developments.

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Associated Partner / Organisations / Projects

Within the NECE Database we gathered projects of associeated Organizations and their projects regarding citizenship education. Add your Project or Organization to help other People creating their own projects.

Tip: By using the "topics / subjects"-filter you can search for euro-mediterranean projects within the database.


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Useful information ahead of the EU elections on
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.