Challenges and Perspectives of Citizenship Education in Central and South Eastern Europe

Zagreb, September 11-13, 2009

The NECE network is inviting experts and involved parties from Citizenship Education to a workshop in Zagreb to discuss the situation in the field and its role in the stabilization of democracy in Central and South Eastern Europe.

The social effects of the economic and financial crisis, along with the persistence of right-wing populist and nationalist currents, are posing new and acute problems for people involved in Citizenship Education and projects in the area. The goal of this workshop is to increase transparency of the special structures of Citizenship Education in the countries of Central and South Eastern Europe, and define its role in the realm of initiatives in civil society. In a second phase, the workshop will look for new ways of working together in the field within a European context. Based on examples from concrete projects, the participants will then work on and discuss recommendations for new partnerships and projects between both players from the region and between Citizenship Education experts from Western and Eastern Europe.

The results from the workshop will be subsequently edited and collated for online presentation. The workshop recommendations from ?Challenges and Perspectives of Citizenship Education in Central and South Eastern Europe? will also be distributed in the political arena, as well as among the members of the newly-elected European parliament.


A European workshop organized by

- Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany
- Robert Bosch Stiftung
- Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences
- MitOst Association

in cooperation with ERSTE Stiftung

by Networking European Citizenship Education (NECE)


Co-financed by the European Union within the programme "Europe for Citizens" 2007 ? 2013.

For further information please see

Workshop Program  [pdf]

Workshop information on NECE webpage