NECE

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.

The World Café: lessons learned and outlooks from NECE 2014


The 'World Café' at this year's NECE conference was all about reflecting the results and experiences of the workshops and keynotes. For this reason, all of the participants gathered in the foyer, split up in small groups and got down to the business of discussing one of three core quesitons.

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.

Missionaries and monestaries: Europe at a crossroads


The final cornerpiece of this year's NECE conference was marked by Luuk van Middelaar's opening statement on the state of Europe and its capacities of dealing with conflicts, followed by a lively discussion with Philipp Blom and Ivan Krastev.

 

Parallels and paradigms

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.

 

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

 

Andrea Mork about the European House of History


Andrea Mork about the idea behind the European House of History in Brussels and how it fits with the notion of a common European framework of remembrance, as suggested by Aleida Assmann

Workshop 11 - Peace education and reconciliation work as twin fields of citizenship education


Conference participants from seven countries and different professional backgrounds joined Ragnar Müller and Borislava Daskalova of DARE (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe) for their workshop this afternoon. The attempt to come up with recommendations as a result of the discussion surely showed: There are no easy answers to complicated questions in citizenship education.

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