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"Reconnecting in a post pandemic world. Citizenship education for democracy and sustainability."

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5 – 7 November 2020, live from Berlin

Registration for the NECE 2020 online conference is open now: ONLINE REGISTRATION

On the occasion of the German EU presidency, NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) – the European platform for citizenship education (www.nece-conference.eu) supported and coordinated by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education – will hold the 2020 edition of its annual conference in an online format. More than 15 panels and workshops will be accessible via live broadcasts, video conferencing and platforms for digital networking, focusing on the three central thematic clusters of NECE 2020:
  • Redefining citizenship education: Empowerment through virtual collaboration
  • Restarting Europe: The power of citizenship education and civic engagement
  • Rethinking the world: Citizenship education for sustainability
The conference will highlight the necessity of citizenship education in a world of pandemic and ecological risk. Citizenship education is more than ever a public good which ought to be at the top of political priorities in Europe and other parts of the world. A declaration of practitioners and experts with recommendations for the European Union, national governments and local stakeholders will be presented during the conference. Maja Göpel, scientific director of The New Institute, will open the conference with a keynote 'Rethinking our World – Reconciling Climate Change & Democracy' followed by a debate with Grace Maingi (Uraia Trust, Kenya).

#digitalNECE: The digital conference will offer a wide range of online activities, such as parallel online workshops, panels, lectures, a virtual project market, a digital world cafe and much more. All plenary sessions will be streamed live. The platform Howspace will serve as central hub for active participation and networking. Participation is only possible upon prior registration.


NECE 2020 is a collaboration of the European NECE Partners. It is organised in cooperation with further partners engaged in the field citizenship education in Europe.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the digital NECE Conference 2020!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our conference management team at labconcepts: nece-conference2020@labconcepts.de.

Christoph Müller-Hofstede
NECE Coordination
(Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb)

Conference management on behalf of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb):
labconcepts GmbH
Friedrichstraße 206, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 259 429 10
Email: nece-conference2020@labconcepts.de

Contact to the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb):
Christoph Müller-Hofstede: christoph.mueller-hofstede@bpb.de

For more information about the NECE Conference, please go to: www.nece-conference.eu
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NECE is an initiative for networking citizenship education in Europe. A variety of activities have been developed within its framework to encourage the organisation of contacts, co-operation and synergies in the field of citizenship education. NECE is not an institutionalised network, but a forum that allows the spectrum of stakeholders involved in citizenship education to interact with one another. The initiative´s chief goal is to promote the Europeanisation of citizenship education, and to contribute to the creation of a European general public.
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Through a number of activities, NECE aims to provide transparency about stakeholders and approaches in citizenship education, and to inspire transnational discussions on the topics and challenges facing the field. It brings together academics, practitioners, and policymakers at the European level, and stimulates knowledge transfer and information exchange on good practices – thereby raising awareness of the impact of citizenship education and fostering co-operation and projects. NECE is primarily directed at practitioners in citizenship and cultural education, along with scholars/experts and trainers. In pursuing its aims, the initiative also reaches out to stakeholders and multipliers from the media, politics and NGOs.

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