Submitted by Simon Clemens on Sat, 11/12/2016 - 12:01
Already two weeks have passed since NECE 2016. We hope that this years' conference inspired you in your work!
At this point we would like to cordially thank all the participants, speakers and cooperation partners.
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Submitted by Laura Daub on Sun, 11/13/2016 - 11:01
The third and last day of NECE 2016 started out with a little delay due to extended discussions on and offsite of the concert at the National Library the evening before. As the participants of NECE 2016 were getting their minds back into conference mode, three parallel panels and a workshop of the Alumni Group „Shaping Europe – Civic Education in Action“ started simultaneously on the second and third floor of the Lisinski hall, which made it easy to pass by and switch inbetween the discussions.
On the second floor, Eddy Habben Jansen and Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk from ProDemos discussed infrastructures of project funding in the field of citizenship education together with Milan Hrubeš, Benjamin Kurc and Alicja Pacewicz. As Eddy Habben Jansen pointed out during the talk, no initiative can get very far without funding. Facing this necessity, he as well as the other speakers shared a lot of useful inside knowledge and hands on advice.
Simultaneously, Michalis Kakos, David Kerr, Sogol Noorani, Yulia Pererva and Vedrana Spajić-Vrkaš tried to identify future scenarios and trends for citizenship education. In a third group, Marko Kovačić, Martin Pairet, Vladimir Sestovic and Moez Ali, Nelly Corbel and Petra Grüne engaged in a discussion on obstacles and chances of networking in the field of political activism and citizenship education.
Submitted by Simon Clemens on Sat, 11/12/2016 - 13:25
The last day of the NECE conference 2016 began with several parallel sessions. One of the sessions focused on the current key processes in European education policy. The panel addressed the question what NGOs as citizenship education providers can change within the European policy frames and how to advance educational processes from the perspective of their work. The speaker of this session presented the Eurydice publication “Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education” which deals with education policy developments following the Paris Declaration of 17 March 2015. You can find more information on this publication in the link below.
Submitted by Laura Daub on Sat, 11/12/2016 - 13:05
NECE 2016 has certainly been a place to exchange contacts and knowledge during coffee breaks as well as different formats of participatory discussion, such as the speed labs on friday or the Open Space on saturday.
David Kerr, Consultant Director of Education at the Citizenship Foundation (UK), stresses the importance of dialogue in polarized societies as well as the need for citizenship education and conferences like NECE.