Live stream: Digital NECE Conference 2020

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Please see the full programme here

Conference day I, 5 November 2020


Christoph Müller-Hofstede, Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), NECE Coordination, Germany
An Lavens, BELvue museum Brussels, NECE Partner, Belgium
Virtual statements by:
Ziad Haddara, NACE, Lebanon
Kristine Kandelaki, EENCE, Georgia
Sam Khebizi, Les Têtes de L’art / Young Citizens of the Mediterranean (AJCM), France
Sheila Nabachwa, CENESA, Uganda

OPENING TALK: Learning the lessons. Citizenship education, arts & culture for a sustainable world

Johannes Ebert, General Secretary of the Goethe-Institut, Germany
Maya El Khalil, Arts and Culture Consultant Curator, UK
Joumana El Zein Khoury, Director of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, The Netherlands
Andreas Görgen, Head of the Directorate-general for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Thomas Krüger, Director of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), Germany

KEYNOTE: Rethinking our world – Reconciling climate change and democracy

Maja Göpel, Scientific Director of The New Institute, Germany
Grace Maingi, Executive director at Uraia Trust / CENESA, Kenya

Conference day II, 6 November 2020

TALK: European Green Deal and Global Justice

Sven Egenter, Clean Energy Wire | CLEW, Germany
Rukiya Khamis, Community organizer for Anglophone Africa at, Kenya
Imme Scholz, Germany Development (RNE), Germany


1) Panel: China’s moment in world politics? Or: A New Cold War in the making?

2) Panel: What are the right answers to COVID-19 and climate change? – Similarities and differences between both crises

3) Workshop: Creative Approaches to New Democracy CANDIICE

4) Panel: The unusual suspects: what is really going on in Europe’s so-called civic deserts?

5) Workshop: European youth work and citizenship education for diverse target groups

6) Workshop: “What does national identity mean in our present time?” – the relationship between local, regional, national and global Citizenship


1) Panel: “We believe, we can, we’ll win”: Art activism as a voice of society. Background and Situation in Belarus

2) Panel: ‘Is there a role for NGOs in the transformation of society?’ Critical assessment of the future of NGOs in a post-pandemic world

3) Workshop: Youth engagement and civic education in times of pandemic and beyond – best practices from the EYP network

4) Workshop: One framework, many contexts – how can this work? The Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture and its potential

5) Panel: Unavailable and inaccessible? Schools closures and students’ voice

6) Panel: The future of Democracy and the 14 Million: Voters without Borders and democratic reforms on the agenda of the COFOE (1h 12min 58s – 2h 42min)


1) Workshop: Case studies as a civic education tool for the SDGs

2) Workshop: 2030 European Future Stories: a Cyber Hub for Citizens?

3) Workshop: How to teach transition

4) Workshop: Sustainability, Democracy and the Arts – Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

5) Panel: The role of civic education in times of rising authoritarianism and illiberalism

Young. Loud. United (?) Award ceremony of the Youth Democracy Award 2020 (2h 26min 36s – 3h 4min)

Conference day III, 7 November 2020

PANEL/DISCUSSION: ‘2020: A watershed moment for citizenship education in Europe’