Project Description

Austrian Citizenship Days

The Austrian Citizenship Days are an annual nationwide campaign (each year between 23 April and 9 May) in order to raise and strengthen public awareness of citizenship education in Austria. The programme always forsees two strands – digital offers and events in the nine federal states, both strands covering a broad range of different topics and approaches of citizenship education.

In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the programme was adapted to the needs of home schooling. On each of the 17 Citizenship Days digital offers were provided to teachers and students, inculding: online-lectures, video-lectures, podcasts, pdf-brochures, interactive workshops, lesson plans, thematic online-dossiers. The topics covered were i.a. the pandemic, the tension between security & liberty, voluntary work, literature & citizenship education, freedom of press, climate change, labour market.

Particular attention was paid to ensuring that the offers can be easily adapted to regular school settings. Zentrum polis created a set of sustainable new digital offers that will impact its work in the next years.

  • Projectname
    Austrian Citizenship Days

  • Provider/Organisation
    Zentrum polis – Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

  • Country

  • Language
  • Project duration
    Ongoing on an annual basis

  • Target group
    Teachers, multipliers, students
  • Criteria
    Scalability, broad impact, project has been evaluated

  • Contact person
    Patricia Hladschik,