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This was the last day of NECE 2016: Focus and Farewell


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.  

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.

Spotting citizenship education in Croatia


In the course of the 12 years of NECE conferences taking place all over Europe, participants often signalized an interest in getting to know more about the respective host cities or countries. So 2016 means sort of a new beginning for NECE when it comes to a more thorough involvement of local aspects of citizen education in the respective areas.

The opening panel of NECE 2016 in Zagreb allowed insights into the impressive engagement of some of the key figures of citizenship education in Croatia.

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