Charles University, Faculty of Humanities, Civic Education Centre

Czeck Republic

Our mission is to strengthen democracy through civic education. Our goal is to support
people in developing their capacity to effectively participate in a democratic society and live
peacefully together with others. We believe civic education is an effective tool in supporting democracy and social cohesion. We strive to contribute to its long-term and conceptual development built around systemic solutions. At the same time, we work in the field and engage in research to be able to build the envisioned systemic change from the ground up. We currently focus on systemic change in formal education at the city level.

In 2018 we launched a program “Development of Democratic Culture at Schools” whose aim is to contribute to school climate that presents children with situations that allow them to develop competences necessary for life in a democratic society.