FOCUS GROUP: Hard-to-reach learners and youth


Who are ´Hard-to-reach learners´ (HTR)? A simple working definition may be: Educationally and/or socially and/or economically disadvantaged people who are often forgotten by the mainstream of citizenship education or left behind in schools or other educational facilities. Some community groups may move in and out of a state of being hard-to-reach as their social circumstances change. The Hard-to-reach Focus Group explored the concept of being hard-to-reach in the context of citizenship education.

10 Years of NECE: Has it been that long already?


2014 is a European year: One hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, seventyfive years after the beginning of WWII, a quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Europe has come a long way in its rather short history. In a lot of respects, we are standing at a crossroads as we speak. Not only since the financial crisis shocked the world economy in 2008 has the European project been called into question, time and time again.