Education for Democratic Citizenship (within this glossary the term EDC will be used) is
a subject that has achieved significant prominence and interest within the Council of
Europe and individual member states. The resulting increase has led to the widening of
the debate and the inclusion on new partners in the field. A significant number of these
new partners play an important role in promoting EDC at a policy level. Some of these
new partners are not as familiar with the nuances of meaning that underpin many of the
terms commonly used within discussion and debates on EDC. This glossary therefore is
offered as a tool to support the promotion of EDC policy in member States.
It is beyond the scope of this glossary to include the full range of terms associated with
EDC. The terms chosen reflect current thinking within a number of Council of Europe
documents. They are not offered as strict definitions but rather as short explorations of
the term and its relationship to EDC.
The glossary includes thirty-one terms and is divided into three sections, namely,
- Core concepts
- Processes and practices of EDC
- Outcomes of EDC.
Thus the glossary seeks to offer the reader an introductory framework and pathway
through the significant terms associated with EDC.Download glossary (English)