After NECE is before NECE – Looking back at NECE 2018!

“Brave New Worlds?! The Future of Democracy and Citizenship Education”

Venue: Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

Liberal democracy is in a state of crisis. Worldwide, a “democratic recession” can be observed, even in countries that have long claimed a leading role in defending and spreading democratic values and freedoms. Uncertainties about the future of the European Union and its transformation into a “Citizens’ Europe” are shaping the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May 2019. At the same time we observe new signals for a renewed emphasis on the value of citizenship education as an indispensable subject for democracies in the 21st century.

This year’s NECE conference in Marseille provided a platform for the development of strategies on how citizenship education and civil society can provide us with the readiness to take action in society in the defence and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

Detailed conference documentation including videos, interviews etc. on http://www.nece-conference.eu (French/English)