Yulia Pererva - Council of Europe

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.

Georg Pirker

Erik Flügge

Arne Busse

Carsten Lenk - Robert Bosch Stiftung