Study Tour "Variety in Citizenship Education"

Berlin, April 13-16, 2011

Citizenship education is of particular importance in democratic societies. It is connected in many ways with the building of Europe, and often perceived as a driving force in the process of European integration.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education are inviting senior experts of citizenship edu­cation institutions and organizations in Central and South­eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republik and Hungary) to a study tour to Berlin: Become acquainted with the variety of citizenship education in Germany by visi­ting several relevant institutions. And use the opportunity to exchange experiences with relevant stakeholders and for discussing challenges and perspectives of citizenship educa­tion in Europe.

During the program, you will meet with current and former participants and with host institutions in the program “Civic Education in Action”. This joint program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Federal Agency for Civic Education is offering young professionals from Central and Southeastern Europe internships at German educational institutions and an insight-view in the European network of citizenship education.

Carsten Lenk, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Hanne Wurzel, Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung /
Federal Agency for Civic Education

 

Program

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Arrival, until 17:00

Welcome
Introduction by representatives of
the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Robert Bosch Stiftung; presentation of the initiative “Networking European Citizenship Education” (NECE)

Presentation of the program of the study tour

Dinner

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Breakfast

Presentation of the program “Civic Education in Action”
with current and former participants of the program

Visit to “Anne Frank Zentrum”
Presentation of activities of the Museum and the intercultural educational center; discussion with members of staff about their experiences in the program “Civic Education in Action”

Lunch

Visit to the Educational portal “Learning from History“
Presentation of activities, especially in e-learning

Meet Berlin
Visit to multiethnic spots and projects in the city

Dinner

Friday, April 15, 2011

Breakfast

Exchange of experiences with experts in the field of citizenship education in Germany and presentation of activities of organizations participating in the study tour

Lunch

Visit to Bellevue Castle, Office of the Federal President
Guided tour with a focus on citizenship education

Visit to the NGO “Politikfabrik”
Presentation of activities of the student agency for political communication; discussion with staff members about new ways for supporting political participation

Dinner

Cultural event (optional)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Breakfast

Visit to “MitOst – Association for Cultural and Language Exchange in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe”
Presentation of activities and exchange of experiences with alumni in citizenship education projects in Europe

Guided tour to the “Berlin Wall Memorial”

Lunch

Visit to a museum (optional)

Departure

 

Application

Invited experts may apply for participation until February 28, 2011.
Selection of participants is based on their written applications.

Participants are invited by Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Travel expenses will be reimbursed (2nd class tickets only). Accommodation, food and participation in the program are free of charge.

The study tour will be held in English.

The study tour “Variety in Citizenship Education” is organized by MitOst – Association for Cultural and Language Exchange in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe:

MitOst e.V. | Grit Gierth, Coordinator | gierth@mitost.org
Alt-Moabit 90 | 10559 Berlin | P +49 30 31 51 74 –70 | F –71

 

Civic Education in Action

A Program of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education
and the Robert Bosch Stiftung

 

 

The program of the study tour “Variety in Citizenship Education” will start on Wednesday, April 13 at 17.00 hrs, and end on Saturday, April 16 in the afternoon.

Participants are invited by Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Travel expenses will be reimbursed (2nd class tickets only). Accommodation, food and participation in
the program are free of charge.

Selection of participants is based on their written applications.

Deadline for the submission of applications has expired.