Workshop 8: The role of conflicts and power structures in citizenship education

Democracy is not a legal vacuum – political power is the reflection of tense relationships between the executive power and citizens' will, which demands active participation and co-consultation in existing power structures. This workshop elaborates on the role of conflict in concepts and practices of democracy and citizenship. It critically reflects on contexts of formal and non-formal citizenship education. Do we need to critically examine the established concepts of learning democracy in schools and the dominant discourse on democracy and political participation? The workshop presents inputs and case studies in order to spark a debate with practitioners and experts of citizenship education.

Vedrana Spajić-Vrkaš, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
David Chandler, University of Westminster (UK)
Bastian Küntzel, Incontro Training (Poland)

Marinko Banjac
, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)


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