citizen's participation

Tit Neubauer - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


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.

Erik Flügge


Carsten Lenk - Robert Bosch Stiftung


Benjamin Barber - on how the economic crisis affects democracy

The economic crisis is not just a financial crisis, it's a democratic crisis. Its a crisis in democratic citizenship - said Benjamin Barber, political theorist at Demos. Because democracy is about trust, the real causality of this economic crisis will not be the economic system, it will be democracy itself.



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