We need to tell stories in citizenship education


Kris Grimonprez about values in citizenship education, the connection between European values and European law and the role of storytelling.

 

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.

NECE 2004-2014: European Citizenship Education in the making


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.

 

Wake up, you giant!


Jan-Werner Müller

The end of history will mean the end of great ideologies. This is what Francis Fukuyama proclaimed in his famous essay 'The End of History' after the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the consecutive disintegration of the Soviet Union. However, it would not be a happy end. Instead, it would feel more like a living museum. That Europe has by no means become a museum was the first, but maybe also the last reassuring message of today's first lecture by Jan-Werner Müller.

Friday: a preview


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.

Different lenses and lessons from the past


Philipp Blom

In today's second keynote Philipp Blom, author, journalist and historian, began by asserting that certainly things have changed for the better in Europe since the end of the Second World War. The question, he asked, is whether they have changed because we actually learned from history.

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.

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