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Expert Workshop "Crossing Borders. Migration and Citizenship Education in Europe"

As an intellectual laboratory for this year’s NECE Conference in Zagreb in November 2016, the NECE initiative hosted the Expert Workshop "Crossing Borders. Migration and Citizenship Education in Europe" from 8 -10 July 2016 in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Against the background of migration movements deeply affecting the state of the European Union and its neighbours, scholars, multipliers and civil society stakeholders from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Tunisia and United Kingdom were invited to discuss two issues: Firstly, the ongoing and controversial European response to the issue of migration; secondly the role, objectives and formats of citizenship education in divided European societies struggling to come to terms with a "world without borders".

The aim of the meeting was to identify topics for NECE 2016, an international conference of scholars and practitioners, both from Europe and from Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, to be held in Zagreb on 10-12 November 2016. With the help of a diversity of formats, including a short scenario training on future developments in the field of migration and integration, the meeting intended to act as an open intellectual laboratory in a world which seems to be more and more complex and volatile at the same time.

PDF-Icon Workshop Programme

PDF-Icon Workshop report by Ted Huddleston
PDF-Icon Welcome by Caroline Hornstein Tomic

PDF-Icon Presentation by Bryony Hoskins
PDF-Icon Presentation by Louise Métrich

Presentation & introduction scenario method by Oliver Gnad
PDF-Icon Mapping
PDF-Icon Strategic Foresight
PDF-Icon Key Assumptions Check
PDF-Icon Structured Brainstorming
PDF-Icon List of Participants


8 – 10 July 2016

Conference Venue

City Hotel
Dalmatinova ulica 15
1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)


Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb (Germany)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

In co-operation with

Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (Austria)
ProDemos (the Netherlands)
Civic Education Centre (Czech Republic)
Citizenship Education Centre (Poland)


labconcepts GmbH (Germany)
on behalf of Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb

Phone +49 (0) 30 25 94 29 10


Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb
Petra Grüne
Adenauerallee 86
53113 Bonn
Phone +49 (0) 228 99515-289



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