Workshop: Perspectives of Web 2.0 for Citizenship Education in Europe

The fast spread of Web 2.0 along with the increased use of social media formats has created numerous new forms of political participation and of civic engagement. The effects of these developments on politics and the society currently cause several controversies, also in the field of citizenship education. Once more the current situation in the Arab countries shows the influence of the power of social media on citizens' active participation. The workshop in Brno aimed at identifying the specific interactions of Web 2.0 and citizenship education. Along concrete good practice projects, the participants discussed current tasks, challenges and opportunities for citizenship education. Target groups were net activists, Web 2.0 experts, practitioners from the field of citizenship education, media educators, teachers and multipliers from Europe. Up to 40 participants were invited.

Opening Event

Web 2.0 and Social Media – Consequences for Politics and Society

Friday 8 April 2011

Online & Offline – Challenges for Citizenship Education


7-9 April 2011


Brno, Czech Republic

Organisers and Co-operation Partners

Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb
Czech Civic Education Centre
Masaryk University Brno
The House for Democracy and the Rule of Law

With the kind support of

Robert Bosch Stiftung
ERSTE Foundation


lab concepts GmbH
Anita Baschant
Am Hofgarten 18
53113 Bonn
Tel +49 (0)228 2498-110
Fax +49 (0)228 2498-111


Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb
Petra Grüne
Adenauerallee 86
53113 Bonn
Tel +49 (0)228 99515-2

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