September 2011

Welcome from the Moderators

Greetings from Berlin! We are much looking forward to moderating this year’s NECE conference in Warsaw. All over Europe, there is a tendency for citizens to refrain from traditional forms of political participation (such as elections or party membership), turning instead towards new forms of political mobilisation (such as citizens’ movements or refined new social media). A large number of citizens then is simply marginalized from any form of civic participation for social, cultural, gender or religious reasons.


Call for projects & papers - Only a few days left. Apply now!

Last week a call for projects and papers within this year´s NECE conference was launched. Deadline for application is 30 September 2011. The organisers will invite representatives of outstanding projects or papers to the conference, to present their projects/ papers at one of the workshops on 18 November 2011. Travel and accommodation costs will be paid for one person per project/ organisation.

European organisations support this year´s NECE conference

The NECE conference is supported by several European organisations actively engaged in citizenship education and civil society. Two of them are directly located in Warsaw: the Center for Citizenship Education (CEO) - a long-term partner of the NECE initiative - and a non‐governmental educational foundation, involved in promoting civic knowledge, and the practical skills and attitudes necessary for building a democratic state of civil society. The Center´s website was relaunched within the last months, more at:

Places are limited - Register for this year´s NECE conference now!

Save your place for participation at this year´s NECE conference now! Since the number of conference participants is limited, we ask you to register as soon as possible
We would highly aprreciate to welcome you in November in Warsaw.

Participate now! - Call for projects & papers

We are calling for projects and papers to be presented at the parallel workshop session of this year´s NECE conference. All information about the background of the workshops,  entry conditions and the selection criteria you can find at the NECE website We invite you to send us your projects and papers until 30 September 2011 by the latest.

Conference workshops - Call for projects and papers will be launched soon

Within the next days more background information on the conference workshops will be published at the NECE website. Also a call for projects and papers will be launched this week. Stay up-to-date by visiting the NECE blog and the NECE website regularly.


Impressions of Fabryka´s neighbourhood - the district "Praga"

The conference venue “Fabryka Trzciny” is placed in the Warsaw district called “Praga”. Already a few month ago we had a walk through the district`s neighbourhood. Here you can get some of our impressions of this interesting area.

Benjamin Barber will deliver the keynote speech at the conference opening

We are pleased to announce that Benjamin Barber, internationally renowned political theorist and president of the international NGO CivWorld at Dēmos, delivers a keynote speech at the conference opening on 17 November 2011. Topic "Transnationalisation and Post Democratic Structures: What does it mean for Citizens’ Participation and Civil Society in Europe?” For more information about Benjamin Barber please look here:

Welcome to our NECE conference blog

Today this year´s NECE conference blog starts running. In the next two months we inform you about current programme news, our speakers and our attractive cultural and touristic side events. We kindly invite you to send us your comments and proposals! More information about the initiative NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education, promoted by the Federal Agency For Civic Education (Germany) at