Normative disintegration presumes that there has been a common norm to begin with


Lynn Davies, Professor Emeritus at the Universtiy of Birmingham, about how citizenship education should deal with conflict and violence and whether there has ever been something like a normative European platform to 'disintegrate' from.

Take advantage of the tools you have!


Ludwig Adamovich junior, former president of the Austrian Constitutional Court and legal advisor to the Federal President of Austria on the importance of NECE for forming a sense of European citizenship.

Doing nothing is not an option: Europe needs to get involved!


Jan-Werner Müller on the capacity and responsibility of Europe to assume its position as a relevant international player in tackling the dangers of populism and crises, such as in the Middle East and Ukraine.

 

Common points of reference for a European framework of remembrance


Aleida Assmann, professor at the Universtiy of Konstanz, about different cultures of remembrance, mental maps and the usefulness of a common European framework for remembrance and commemoration.

Citizenship educators should be urged to tackle today's conflicts!


Christoph Müller-Hofstede, initiator and organizer of the NECE conference talks about what is special about the year 2014, why citizenship educators are urged to talk about conflicts and what he is most excited about in the programme of the coming days.

Don't brush conflicts unter the rug! Petra Grüne on the importance of talking things out.


Petra Grüne, NECE initiator, about what has changed over the last 10 years, why it is both a good and a bad thing that there are more than 40 nationalities involved in the conference this year and why we should talk about our crises, instead of trying to brush them aside.

MinR Mag. Manfred Wirtitsch on learning from history to deal with the future


Manfred Wirtitsch from the Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs in Austria on why history should always guide us while making decisions for the future, his expectations for this year's NECE and why Vienna is the perfect city to host the conference.

NECE means diversity!


Sigrid Steininger, Austrian coordinator for the Council of Europe's 'Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights' programme, talks about the advantages of an informal networking conference and her expectations for this year's edition of NECE.

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