Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017

Citizenship Education at School in Europe 2017There has been a strong focus in recent years on the promotion of citizenship education, as a result of the increasing threats to fundamental values such as peace, equality and human rights Europe is faced with, and several countries are making changes to their policies in this area.

But what is citizenship education? How is it taught? How are students evaluated? Can citizenship skills be developed outside the classroom? What training and support do teachers receive?

The report is divided into four chapters, each of which is complemented by a case study on recent policy initiatives:

  • Curriculum Organisation and Content
  • Teaching, Learning and Active Participation
  • Student Assessment and School Evaluation
  • Teacher Education, Professional Development and Support

The report is primarily based on qualitative data, and covers 42 education systems. It focuses on the existing regulations and recommendations regarding citizenship education in public sector schools and includes general education and school-based initial vocational education training programmes.

Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017 (full report)
Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017 (highlights)
Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017 (Annexes)

EESC adopts opinion on the financing of Civil Society Organisations

EESCThe European Economic and Social Committee calls on the European institutions to promote a positive image of Civil Society Organisations, preserve their independence and strengthen their capacity for action.
Beside a detailed diagnosis of the situation and role of civil society organisations, the EESC presents 26 recommendations for better civil dialogue and access to resources, including ideas for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. The EESC finds that financing of CSOs is essential for participatory democracy and that the article 11 of the TEU on structured dialogue with civil society must be properly implemented. It calls also for the establishment of an EU Ombudsman on civic space freedoms and of a European fund for democracy, human rights and values within the EU

EESC opinion on financing of civil society organisations by the EU

Call for partners/participants – The Sound of YOUrope

IH Sonnenberg WinterSonnenberg Kreis e.V. is looking for participants for the International project ‘The Sound of YOUrope’ to be held at International House Sonnenberg (Germany) in December 2017.

After gaining first experiences in international out of school education on migration, human rights and current situation on refugees we will add a multipliers seminar for young people working or volunteering in your organisation to the project for 2017. The Youthmeeting on music and migration will still be part of the project. The long-term objective is to build a solid transnational network between organisations and young people who want to work in solidarity and for human rights.

Module 1: multipliers seminar – 1.-8. 12.2017
The participants will get to know methods of out of school education focussed on human rights, possibilities for different groups and minorities in Europe and the participating countries, EU politics on foreign affairs and refugees situation. After this week the participants are ready to take a next step as young multipliers; to assume parts of the programs of the following youthmeeting or to implement small projects on their own. We will fix everything we worked on in a brochure to take home (documentation).

Target group: 2 young people from each organisation (already working/volunteering there or being interested in taking more active roles in their organisations
Requirements: age between 18 and 26, advanced english skills
Participation fee: 250,- € per person, youthleader free of charge
Place: St. Andreasberg/Germany

Module 2: The Sound of YOUrope – International Youthmeeting on music and migration – 8.-15.12.2017
40 young immigrated and not immigrated people meet in the Harz Mountains to make music and discuss their own ideas and questions about migration in Europe and in the countries they live in. Based on questions the participants bring, we will build multinational groups to work on different aspects of the main topic. Central question to find these aspects will be: “What would be needed to make Europe YOUrope?”
Supported by experienced youth leader the groups will gain knowledge about the topics they are interested in (for example EU-foreign policy, situation of refugees in the participation countries, freedom of movement, protection of minorities in EU…), develop ideas to exert influence, exchange about their individual and national living conditions, empower each other and experience solidarity among the participants from all over Europe.
Moreover they will get the chance to work on their creative skills and creative way to express themselves in workshops on sound and music like Hip-Hop, creative writing, how to create your own Radio show, songwriting etc. Considering the question: “How should YOUrope sound” music and its power to connect people and as a means of expression will be a central aspect of the youthmeeting.
The highlight will be the final event which will include a discussion with local politicians and experts on EU-matters and migration, a presentation of the workshop-results in front of the local audience and a farewell-evening to celebrate and to say goodbye. The participants who take part in the radioworkshop will create an audiosegment to spread the results of the youthmeeting in the participants’ hometowns and virtual surroundings with support of local radio stations and webradio.

Target group: 8 young immigrated and not immigrated people from each organisation who are interested in the seminar topic plus one group leader from each country
Requirements: age betwee 15 and 21, basic english skills
Participation fee: 250,- € per person, youthleader free of charge
Place: St. Andreasberg/Germany

If you are generally interested in joining us as a partner, please contact us for further information until November 10th, 2017
Nanuka Chkhartishvili
(Bildungsreferentin / Educational staff member)
Tel./Fon: +49 (0) 5582/ 944 – 115
Fax: +49 (0) 5582/ 944 – 100
n.chkhartishvili@sonnenberg-international.de

A new supervisory board for EUNET

New EUNET boardThe General Assembly in Budapest elected the following persons as members of the EUNET supervisory board:

President: Richard Stock, F-Scy-Chazelles
1. Vice-President (Treasurer): Christian Höfer, D-Bonn
2. Vice-President: Lana Mayer, HR-Vukovar
Vice-President: Kamil Sládek , SK-Bratislava
Vice-President: Karsten Lucke, D-Bad Marienberg
board member: Michael Kavuklis, GR-Rhodes
board member: Sanna Eliasson, S-Gävle

 

EUNET welcomes ten new members

GA 2017On the occasion of the General Assembly 2017 in Budapest the members of EUNET accepted the applications of the following ten organisations to become new members of EUNET:

GR – Heraklion Art

F – Maison de l’Europe et des Européens Lyon Rhône-Alpes

F – TERA Maison de l’Europe de la Charente

F – Maison de l’Europe de Bordeaux-Aquitaine

L – Association Robert Schuman

H – Európa Ház Budapest

A – GEMMA

PL – Fundacja Kształcenia Ustawicznego PERITIA

PL – Polska Fundacja im. Roberta Schumana

UA – World of Development of Society

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