Workshop 6 - Learning Environment – Non-formal Citizenship Education II

Life-world and social environment-based approaches were considered during this workshop - like youth social work, and learning environment - in order to determine what contribution these approaches can render to reach educationally excluded target groups in extracurricular citizenship education.

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.

Getting to know NECE participants - Ewa Zadrzynska from "Poetry Unites"

Ewa Zadrzynska from "Poetry Unites"

“Maybe this is not a typical project,” says Ewa Zadrzynska and smiles. She is working for the Evens Foundation’s office in Warsaw and comes to the NECE conference with “Poetry Unites – My Favorite Poem”. In this project poetry enthusiasts present their favourite lines before the camera and get their five minutes of fame: the short presentations are shown on Polish public television, at festivals and on other occasions raising attention. Also they are organising a nationwide contest for the best essay on a favourite issue in schools.

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