Conference Pre-Workshop: City and Diversity - Challenges for Citizenship Education

The city is the location where economic, social and cultural developments are concentrated and condensated. Cities appear as "catalysts" of deep-reaching negotiation processes between tradition and innovation, between break and continuity. Social justice is the core of urban politics. In the cities, basic needs such as belonging, home, possibilities to participate and develop become questions of vital significance – not at last for cities themselves. Therefore, invited experts discussed these aspects by working on questions amongst others: What impact has globalisation on urban development? How does the factor diversity influence urban development as well as urban identity? How could citizenship education at the European level react appropriately to these changes and also initiate new models of participation?

  • PDF-Icon Programme (PDF-Version: 704 KB)
  • PDF-Icon List of Participants (PDF-Version: 101 KB)
  • PDF-Icon Biographies (PDF-Version: 724 KB)

    Welcome Addresses, 24 June 2010

  • PDF-Icon Petra Grüne, Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany) (PDF-Version: 240 KB)
  • PDF-Icon Carsten Moser, General Secretary of the Fundación Bertelsmann (PDF-Version: 244 KB)(Spain)

    Opening Speech, 24 June 2010

    "Planning for the Intercultural City"
  • PDF-Icon Phil Wood, Expert and Consultant in Cultural Diversity and Urban Policy/ Principal Advisor to the Council of Europe´s "Intercultural Cities" Programme (UK) (PDF-Version: 599 KB)

    Friday, 25 June 2010

    Session I: Changing cities – Consequences for citizenship education and identity building

  • PDF-Icon "Are You Citizened? Citizenship, Diversity and the City" (PDF-Version: 585 KB) - Martijn Oosterbaan, Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
  • PDF-Icon "Politics of Identity – The Example of Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina" (PDF-Version: 389 KB) - Kai Vöckler, Archis Interventions (Germany)

    Session II: Cultural and ethnic diversity in cities – Challenges and chances for citizenship education

  • PDF-Icon "Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Cities: Challenges and Chances" (PDF-Version: 674 KB) - John Eade, Roehampton University (UK)
  • "EMILIE – A European Approach to Multicultural Citizenship" - Angéline Escafré-Dublet, EMILIE project (France)

    Session III: City – Media – Public Space

  • PDF-Icon "The Impact of Social Movements and Performing Arts on Citizenship Education" (PDF-Version: 139 KB) - Gabriele Klein, University of Hamburg (Germany)

    Session IV: City – Diversity – Participation

  • PDF-Icon "How is Citizenship Education Dealing with the Consequences of Diversity" (PDF-Version: 476 KB) -Concepción Maiztegui Oñate, University of Deusto (Spain)

  • PDF-Icon "Barcelona Intercultural Plan" (PDF-Version: 239 KB) - Daniel de Torres Barderi, Mayor´s Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue Barcelona City Council (Spain)

    Discussion session on models for urban citizenship education and presentation of good practice projects

  • PDF-Icon Project "Together About Ourselves" (PDF-Version: 147 KB) - Ondrej Daniel, Multicultural Centre Prague (Czech Republic)

  • PDF-Icon Project "MNEMOTOPIAS" (PDF-Version: 281 KB) - Sonja Lebos, Association for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Research (Croatia)

  • Project "Communitari" - Nuria Paricio, Director All Raval Foundation/Fundació Tot Raval (Spain)

  • PDF-Icon Project "08001" (PDF-Version: 244 KB) - Christian Plähn, Director of the documentary "08001" (Germany)

    Reception at the Saló de Cent, Barcelona City Council

  • PDF-Icon Welcome Address - Thomas Krüger, President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany) (PDF-Version: 233 KB)


    24 - 26 June 2010


    Barcelona, Spain


  • German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)
  • Fundación Bertelsmann

    Co-operation Partners

  • The Institute for Political Participation (the Netherlands)
  • The Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture (Austria)
  • The City Council of Barcelona
  • University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Autonomous University of Madrid
  • CosmoCaixa (Spain)
  • the ERSTE Stiftung (Austria)


    lab concepts GmbH
    Anja Ostermann
    Am Hofgarten 18
    53113 Bonn / Germany
    Tel +49 (0)228 2498-110
    Fax +49 (0)228 2498-111

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

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