A close look at Field Trip 11 - The art of offering umbrellas


As friday got rather rainy towards the afternoon, one of the first things that Jelena and Luka - two friendly and bubbly young Croatians from the World Youth Alliance (WYA) Croatia - offered was to share an umbrella with the participants of NECE. This gesture proved to be quite symbolic, as Reza, Maryam, Brahmi, Ruslan, Magdalena and Lisa – the NECE crowd forming fieldtrip number eleven – would learn throughout the following hours.

Revisiting the Scenario Workshop


One of the highlights from Fridays parallel sessions for sure was the scenario workshop that forced participants to dig deeper into their wishes, visions and fears for the future. By identifying the key drivers that shape the ongoing debate on migration and integration in different EU member states and regions, the scenario exercise outlined current challenges and elaborated consequences for citizenship education in Europe within different possible scenarios from a bright hopeful future to quite bleak outlooks.

Day Two: Reaching out towards each other - and into Zagreb’s hot spots of citizenship education


Not only the crisp and bright blue morning sky over Zagreb softened the mood of the NECE crowd: Once again gathered in the concert hall, to start the day in a communicative way, everyone was asked to teach some spontaneously picked words from their own languages to one another. Regardless of the languages in which the words were exchanged, „love“ was never missing. Other choices were „Peace“,„freedom to kiss“ and „Hello Sunshine“ – which allowed the second day of NECE to start with smiles and wam feelings.