Useful information ahead of the EU elections on

More fragmented than ever, Europe is at a crossroads, making the European elections in May 2019 are becoming an increasingly vital choice. Going to the polls can make a difference, as Brexit and other electoral shocks have shown. Elections do matter! Therefore we put together some relevant information, articles and links that can be useful in order to make an informed choice.

Compilation of relevant links by Maarten de Groot

The Birth of Political Europe by Alberto Alemanno (March 2019)
In his recent article Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law and Regulation, describes the increasing europeanisation of political discourse which the mainstream parties haven’t perceived yet. He argues that the resulting political vacuum has been filled in by younger, fringe parties and a plethora of new grassroots movements. As a result, Europe is evolving as a shared and lively political and human space still to be shaped, but soon captured by the next European parliamentary elections. In this framework, the elections 2019 might emerge as the first genuinely European political competition paving the way to the emergence of an incipient European transnational democracy. A Tale of Two Europes by Niccolò Milanese (February 2019)
We recommend the following article by Niccolò Milanese, member of the NECE advisory board, director of European Alternatives and author of Citizens of Nowhere: How Europe Can Be Saved From Itself, on the multiple crises in the European Union with an unimaginative elite against the twin threats of progressive and reactionary civic movements: List of campaigns ahead of the EU elections
The variety of campaigns ahead of the EU elections illustrates the extent to which the EU elections are at the centre of civil society and citizenship education.


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Useful information ahead of the EU elections on
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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
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Civic Education in Eastern Europe - bpb publishes collection of essays as free e-book
The publication is available in English and Russian language.