NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education

The NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education platform is a European initiative on citizenship education which has been initiated and managed by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/ bpb) together with seven partners from France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Poland and the Czech Republic for more than ten years now.

NECE is an open transnational and diverse (non-institutionalized) association of experts and practitioners (formal, non-formal and informal education) of civic education from Europe and other regions with partner networks. It also provides a forum for equal debates and knowledge exchange via digital platforms. NECE identifies political and social trends relevant to civic education and develops ideas to put them into practice. The NECE community advocates a stronger prioritisation of citizenship education at national, European and international level.

The mission statement of NECE is here.

The most recent reaction of NECE to the COVID 19 pandemic and its disruptions for our societies is the NECE declaration: ‘2020: A watershed Year for Citizenship Education’ which is supported by major civil society networks and partners in Europe, Africa, the MENA region and Eastern Europe.

The 'Declaration' can be accessed and signed here.

For more information on NECE please visit:


NECE Coordination Group
Fatih Demircan (Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb, Germany)

Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk (ProDemos, The Netherlands)

Alicja Pacewicz (Center for Citizenship Education, Poland)

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Conference | 28-29 October | Brussels

NECE Conference 2021

Follow the hybrid NECE Conference 2021 "COMMITTED TO CHANGE! Reimagining the future of citizenship education in Europe" from 28–29 October 2021 in Brussels. Registration is open now!

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