The NECE Conference 2021 will bring the European Citizenship Education community together and ask questions about the future of citizenship, democracy and society and the role of citizenship education. How can education prepare and engage citizens with new forms of participation? How does citizenship education engage with digitalization and sustainable development issues? With the COVID-19 pandemic, old and new challenges to politics, economy and society become visible. Social inequality, polarisation of public life and power imbalances are gaining ground on regional, national and international levels. The gap between rich and poor has widened, populist and anti-science movements have grown and human-induced climate change continues. How can citizenship education set an agenda and prepare itself for the future, knowing that the next crisis will come?
Check out the conference programme and the conference mission statement.
Please note that the conference is planned as a hybrid event with limited on-site capacities available. Should COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium and Brussels be tightened, it is possible that the conference will be transformed into an online-only event at short notice. Please read our hygiene concept and check the NECE website and Social Media channels for regular updates.