NECE 2016 Aftermovie

After all another NECE conference has come to an end. Over 300 participants, 30 workshops, keynotes, fieldtrips and panels.

Now we really want to thank you! Without you, our participants, NECE would not have been the huge success it was.

So that you can have the 'NECE-experince' again at home, we created this last video.

We hope to see you at the next conference! Watch out our Twitter-account and this blog for further informations.

All the best,
your NECE-Team


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.

Since we try to optimize NECE every year, we would also like to point out once more the importance of your feedback to us. So if you haven't already, please make sure to take a few minutes to share your impression by filling out our online survey


And now: OVER TO YOU! Participants on this years' NECE conference.

Thanks to the active participation of each and everyone of you, NECE2016 has unarguably been one of the best. These statements are proving it! 

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.  

Eurydice publication on education policy developments following the Paris Declaration of 17 March 2015

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.

The power of networks

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.

"Breaking down barriers": David Kerr on the need for citizenship education in current times.

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.


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