Getting to know NECE practices – dialogue facilitators Katharina Müller & Siamak Ahmadi

Katharina Müller, Siamak Ahmadi with Christoph Müller-Hofstede (1st on the left)

The project ‘Youth Religion Democracy – Citizenship Education for young people in a migration society' aims to empower young people by initiating a process of dialogue and understanding that helps pupils to express their thoughts and needs – and by avoiding readymade answers.

Learning environments in schools: Statements to remember from Workshop 2


During our parallel workshop session many guests decided to choose the Workshop 2: Learning Environment - School.

Access to Citizenship Education: contributions by David Kerr and Erik Flügge


During the second day of our conference we all gathered in the Theatre Hall to listen to the lectures made by two speakers - Erik Flugge (Sinus Institute, Berlin) and David Kerr (Educational Programmes at the Citizenship Foundation, London) - connected by the common topic: "Access to (Citizenship) Education and its Impact for Political and Civic Participation.

Report from Workshop 7 on Learning Environments and Vocational Training


Students pursuing a vocational training are most likely to show little participation in voting and alternative forms of political activity. So how can Citizenship Education intervene in order to address ‘default curricula’ and inequality in education values?

Workshop 1: School and Quality Assurance – Is citizenship education a tool for change of the Roma children's situation?


Arthur Ivatts (British Department for Children, Schools and Families) and Calin Rus (Intercultural Institute Timisoara) thoroughly investigated the problems which Roma children are facing in Romanian and British societies. Both of speakers put forward certain solutions. Calin Rus described program based on Quality Assurance. Whereas Arthur Ivatts was speaking about UK educational system and claimed that it fails to deal with problem of poor school performance of Roma and their absence on higher levels of education.

Open Forum. Impressions.


Move around. Get to know each other. Meet new people. Exchange ideas. These were some clues given today to the participants of the Open Forum meetings.

Open forum - impressions from the dark green, yellow, and lila room


Different rooms, different colors, different ideas and opinions - the second day of the conference begun with the Open Forum. In the Theatre Hall one of the theme groups was struggling to point the challenges of Citizenship Education. Discussion started with experience of Czech Republic.

Fabryka Trzciny: From marmalade, to sneakers, to multimedia culture

fabryka trzciny

More about the conference venue.

Opening Panel: Social media and democracy


Social media. Everyone uses them, but for sure most of us can see both - its pros and cons. The subject of the social impact of social media is very ambiguous, it brings up a lot of emotions, and that is why our panelists found it interesting to talk about.

What’s on your mind? Questions from the Conference Opening


  • What do we have to offer if we can’t be satisfied with the state of democracy as it is?
  • Is citizenship education enough to close the empowerment gap?
  • Is civic education part of the problem? Are we still able to criticise ourselves and are we open enough to give criticism a forum?
  • How can we take care of different minority groups in a ‘collapsing’ system?
  • Why are we dividing society in ‘advantaged’ and ‘disadvantaged’ groups?
  • How to connect different groups with social media and new technologies?

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