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The NECE activities cover a range of topics relevant for citizenship education in Europe. The statements and articles from experts and practioniers exemplify the diversity of perspectives and working models in Europe and the challenge to bring these together and derive a common European ground.

1. Citizenship Education and Social Cohesion

Contributions at the NECE Conference in Trieste 2010

PDF-Icon Input by Naseem Akhtar, Saheli Women´s Group (UK) (PDF-Version: 396 KB)

Input by Frank Eckardt, Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Loosing social cohesion? - European cities between social segregation and gentrification" (PDF-Version: 384 KB)

Contributions at the NECE Conference in Vilnius 2009

Statement by Heinz-Herbert Noll, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences/ Director of the Social Indicators Research Centre (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Indicators for Social Exclusion and Social Cohesion in the EU" (PDF-Version: 1.866 KB)

Input by Dr. Bryony Hoskins, Institute of Education, University of London (UK)
PDF-Icon Panel: "The Impact of Cultural and Civic Education on Social Cohesion: Chances – Challenges – Changes" (PDF-Version: 441 KB)

Input by Andrea Reupold and Jutta Reich-Claassen, University of Munich (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Civic Participation and Volunteerism – Lessons from a Milieu-Specific Perspective" (PDF-Version: 763 KB)

Input by Anneliese Oeschger, International Movement ATD Fourth World (Germany) within the topic PDF-Icon "Poverty – Social Exclusion – Civil Participation: How to Organise Access from the Fringes of Society?" (PDF-Version: 427 KB)

Input by Julia Franz, University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Social Cohesion and Intergenerational Learning Arrangements" (PDF-Version: 2.080 KB)

2. Citizenship Education in Central and Southeastern Europe

Contributions at the NECE Workshop Zagreb 2009

Keynote by Vessela Tcherneva, Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, formerly Centre for Liberal Strategies (Bulgaria)
PDF-Icon "How can Citizenship Education Contribute to the Sustainability of Democracy?" (PDF-Version: 276 KB)

Input by Ondrej Matejka, Civic Education Centre (CZ)
PDF-Icon "Challenges and Chances of Citizenship Education in the Czech Republic" (PDF-Version: 271 KB)

Workshop Report of the Expert Debate: PDF-Icon "Perspectives for non-formal Citizenship Education in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe" (PDF-Version: 127 KB) by Andreas Karsten, nonformality.org (Germany)

3. Migration Societies and Diversity

Contributions at the NECE Workshop Barcelona 2010

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

Input by Martijn Oosterbaan, Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
PDF-Icon "Are You Citizened? Citizenship, Diversity and the City" (PDF-Version: 585 KB)

Input by John Eade, Roehampton University (UK)
PDF-Icon "Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Cities: Challenges and Chances" (PDF-Version: 674 KB)

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

Contributions at the NECE Conference Lissabon 2007

Statement for the Discussion Panel by Selma Muhic Dizdarevic, Charles University (Czech Republic)
PDF-Icon "Europe and its Multinational Project of Integration: How to Succeed?" (PDF-Version: 68 KB)

Input by Paul Scheffer, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
PDF-Icon "The Land of Arrival: How Migration Is Changing Europe" (PDF-Version: 210 KB)

4. National Identities and the European Integration

Contribution at the NECE Workshop Barcelona 2010

Input by Kai Vöckler, Archis Interventions (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Politics of Identity – The Example of Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina" (PDF-Version: 389 KB)

Contributions at the NECE Conference Lissabon 2007

Input by Ute Frevert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Germany)
PDF-Icon "Migration – History – Diversity: National Memories and Cultural Identities in Europe" (PDF-Version: 89 KB)

Contributions at the NECE Workshop Tallinn 2007

Input by Cornelia Bruell, Institute for European Integration Research (eif) (Austria)
PDF-Icon "Citizenship Education Between Ethnic-Identity-Nationality: Scientific Findings and County-specific Comparisons" (PDF-Version: 88 KB)

Input by Stefan Auer, La Trobe University (Australia)
PDF-Icon "The Politics of Memory in Europe: The Foundation for a European Integration" (PDF-Version: 100 KB)

Input by Fabrice Larat, Centre d'Expertise et de Recherche Administrative École Nationale d'Administration (France) formerly University of Mannheim, Germany
PDF-Icon "The Culture of Memory in Europe – the Foundation for the Integration of Europe" (PDF-Version: 102 KB)


NECE Newsletter 03/2020

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Useful information ahead of the EU elections on nece.eu
Going to the polls can make a difference, as Brexit and other electoral shocks have shown. Elections do matter! Read more about it here.

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
Click here for the publication

Civic Education in Eastern Europe - bpb publishes collection of essays as free e-book
The publication is available in English and Russian language.