Reconnecting in a post pandemic world. Citizenship education for democracy and sustainability.

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International Conference
NECE 2020 – Networking European Citizenship Education

5 - 7 November 2020, Berlin, Germany
bcc Berlin Congress Center (Alexanderstr. 11, 10178 Berlin)

On the occasion of the German EU presidency, NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) - the European platform for Citizenship Education – will hold the 2020 edition of its annual NECE conference in Berlin, Germany. The focus will be the topic of citizenship education and sustainability in times of fundamental change. For more information about the NECE conference, please go to:

Climate change as a symptom of the ecological crisis, the digital revolution and globalisation are shaping people's living conditions. They reinforce each other and have the potential to trigger political, economic and social upheavals. In the face of a world 'out of joints', many people lose confidence in the values of democracy and in the ability of the state to shape the future. Citizenship education as a pluralistic offer for fair debates, diversity of perspectives, further education and an invitation to participate is more in demand than ever in a time when it is necessary to reconcile emotions with facts.

NECE 2020 will focus on the central role of citizenship in dealing with the coming changes. Core topics will be the problems of man-made climate change, the transformation to a sustainable economic and growth model (including the European Green Deal) and the possibilities and limits of digital technology. Interactive platforms for 'Knowledge' and 'Action' will offer ideas and best practice. practical offers and formats for participation. Open and participatory spaces invite to network with experts, civil society actors and policy makers from Europe, the MENA region and Africa. Well-known European and global voices will critically reflect on climate debates and address topics such as 'climate justice' and 'just transition'.

The participation is free of charge. Early travel and hotel bookings are recommended. Young adults with projects and visions for a sustainable and climate-neutral Europe can apply for a travel allowance to cover their participation costs.

More information, the programme and online registration will be available soon.

Christoph Müller-Hofstede
Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb (NECE Coordination)

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Christoph Müller-Hofstede (NECE Coordination)
Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb
Adenauerallee 86
53113 Bonn

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NECE is an initiative for networking citizenship education in Europe. A variety of activities have been developed within its framework to encourage the organisation of contacts, co-operation and synergies in the field of citizenship education. NECE is not an institutionalised network, but a forum that allows the spectrum of stakeholders involved in citizenship education to interact with one another. The initiative´s chief goal is to promote the Europeanisation of citizenship education, and to contribute to the creation of a European general public.
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Through a number of activities, NECE aims to provide transparency about stakeholders and approaches in citizenship education, and to inspire transnational discussions on the topics and challenges facing the field. It brings together academics, practitioners, and policymakers at the European level, and stimulates knowledge transfer and information exchange on good practices – thereby raising awareness of the impact of citizenship education and fostering co-operation and projects. NECE is primarily directed at practitioners in citizenship and cultural education, along with scholars/experts and trainers. In pursuing its aims, the initiative also reaches out to stakeholders and multipliers from the media, politics and NGOs.

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During a NECE workshop preparing the conference of 2013 in The Hague, some forty participants explored various scenarios about the future of citizenship in Europe. Their inputs were used to create four different future images of Europe in 2030: Great Europe, Network of Nations, Unity of Communities and European Spring. The developed clip functioned as a valuable access for discussions during the conference.

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