NECE News: Parliamentary Elections in Croatia

Nearly one month ago, on 11 September, parliamentary elections were held in Croatia, the host country of the this year‘s NECE conference. It’s the second election within the last two years. In 2015, the government was formed by independent candidate Tihomir Orešković. He was supported by the Patriotic Coalition, consisting of the Croatian Democratic Union (H.D.Z.) and Bridge of Independent Lists (MOST). However, on 20 June the members of parliament voted for the dissolution of the parliament, calling a new election.

Almut Möller (European Council of Foreign Relations): Brexit and what it means for Europe

To many continental Europeans it came as a complete surprise when the grand old United Kingdom suddenly became a real-life satire in the aftermath of the EU membership referendum.
But Brexit raises some fundamental questions for the EU as a whole, and the remaining member states have to work 
harder to keep the promise of prosperity,   security, and cohesion of the EU-27.

Statements from the UK: Brexit & Citizenship Education

We asked experts from the UK, about there Opinion on Brexit and Citizenship Education:

Bryony Hoskins, University of Roehampton, UK:

„One of the key aspects that the UK Brexit vote highlighted was the feeling particularly within the less wealthy groups in society that they were suffering unfairly due to austerity measures and had limited say in their lives. The Leave campaign backed by the media identified migrants as the underlying cause for their lack of access to services, changes to their local communities and their limited individual life chances. A vote to leave was said to be a vote to ‘take back control’ from the elite and to stop migration both from within and outside the EU.

Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI): The Road to Citizenship Education in Egypt

In 2015 The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) conducted a qualitative study regarding Citizen-ship Education in Egypt, especially the efforts done within the non-formal sector. The final version of this study "The Road to Citizenship Education in Egypt" was published in 2016. It was realized in part-nership with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Egyptian Youth Federation (EYF).

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Let’s get started – Welcome NECE 2016!

Dear readers,

welcome to our NECE 2016 blog!

We are here to help you familiarise yourselves with the upcoming NECE conference - the programme, our topics, speakers and participation possibilities to help you shape this event. We hope to be as interactive as possible. Get your regular updates on NECE 2016 here and feel free to send us your ideas and comments.

Building on last year’s NECE conference (“‘Us’ and ‘Them’: Citizenship Education in an Interdependent World”), this year’s conference will dig deeper into the issue of migration and its relevance for citizenship education.


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