NECE - Networking European Citizenship Education - Conference“Participation Now! Citizenship Education and Democracy in Times of Change” 21-24 November 2012, Córdoba (Spain)
year´s NECE Conference will focus on current concepts of democracy and
participation in the face of worldwide processes of change in politics,
society and economy.
In Europe, but also in other Western
countries, a massive loss of trust in the legitimacy and creative power
of democratic institutions can be noted as a result of the financial
crisis. At the same time, radical changes in the societies of
authoritarian states – e.g. in North Africa – have resulted in attempts
at transition to democracy, thereby initiating transformation processes
with uncertain consequences.
As a consequence of these worldwide
developments, new movements of social and political protest have
emerged, indicating new ways of organising civil society. Despite a high
degree of diversity, the common feature of these movements is a demand
for more participation and transparency of political decision-making.
NECE Conference will discuss appropriate responses to these
various and ongoing crises - not only in the West.
- Which initiatives can
help to foster the internationalisation of citizenship education in the
- Are there any lessons for the contents and methods of
citizenship education resulting from emerging protest movements and
spontaneous citizen initiatives – inside and outside of Europe?
political scientist Claus Leggewie, Director of the German Institute
for Advanced Study in the Humanities, is going to deliver a keynote with
reference to these developments. The Intercultural Glossary Project
will be introduced during the conference.
The conference takes place in the
beautiful city of Cordoba in November – a centre of Islamic culture
during the Middle Ages and one of Europe’s most interesting historical
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