citizenship education

That's all, folks!


So this is it. Three days, eleven workshops, seven keynotes, twelve thousand liters of coffee, tea, wine and beer and roughly fourty-five thousand two hundred and twelve calories later, NECE 2014 is over. It's been fun! Great keynotes, lively debates, a variety of very diverse workshops, a colorful project market and of course: great people. Networking, meeting new friends and seeing familiar faces, above all NECE is about bringing together people from diverse backgrounds in order to share experiences and hands-on reports about the many challenges that citizenship education is facing today and to share the progress that is being made.

Luuk van Middelaar on legitimacy and soft power


Luuk van Middelaar about why the EU struggles with its legitimacy both within and at its periphery and how citizenship education can contribute to forming a more positive attitude towards Brussels.

If we have learned one thing, it is that history does not repeat itself


Philipp Blom on the advantages and dangers of drawing parallels between 1914 and 2014 and what is different about today's conflicts compared to those of the last century.

NECE has become more focused


Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk of ProDemos about how NECE has changed over the years and why it is still such an important place of encounter.

 

A little performance and the conference-cat


Workshop organizers Mona Qaiser, Sigrid Peuker, Max Behrendt and a cat about the role of dialogue in citizenship education - and a little performance.

 

Workshop 6 - Stopping racism early on


Europe, we have a problem. Recent studies paint a rather bleak picture of our willingness to deal with immigration in a positive way. Indeed, racist sentiments and hate crimes seem to grow right along with the number of people seeking refuge on our continent. What can we do about this dynamic? What role should citizenship education play in countering it?

You can't have your cake and eat it, too

Workshops, networking and the project market: a look back on friday


So, friday was intense! From opening keynotes and already lively dicsussions in the morning, the project market and a wonderful lunch at midday to the many, many workshops in the afternoon, speakers and participants had a lot of input. Here are some impressions from the day.

 

Workshop 10 | Citizenship education in conflict regions: Challenges, options and dilemmas

 

Workshop 7- From national narratives to shared memories: Is a pan-European memory possible?


Are national narratives still relevant? How are we to think a pan-European memory and how to construct it? What part does the pan-European memory play in citizenship education? Can it help to prevent, manage, solve or even deescalate conflicts? And if so: What would be the framework conditions to ensure that? The workshop provoked a creative and sensible debate among participants and speakers about these core questions of the idea of creating a pan-European memory.

We often forget that citizenship educators are citizens, too


Nelly Corbel on the limits to citizen education in times and regions of conflict and the role of transnational help and networking.

 

We don't need a new concept of citizenship education


David Chandler about whether we need a new concept and discourse on power and conflicts in citizenship education and what insights he got from the workshop.

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