Thursday, 23 July 2009

NECE Conference 'The Impact of Citizenship and Cultural Education on Social Cohesion" (Vilnius, 3-5 December 2009)

The focus of this year's NECE Networking Conference is the impact of citizenship and cultural education on social cohesion. Against the background of the most serious financial crises within this century and the progress of the Lisbon Strategy, the European Union will put special efforts to combat poverty and social exclusion in 2010. Application deadline is August 30th, 2009.

Further information

Saturday, 18 July 2009

The Road to Peace - Teaching Guide by The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights (Minneapolis, MN, USA) recently published a new tool for Human Rights Education:

The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice

With creative, thought-provoking, and innovative lesson plans, this comprehensive teaching guide introduces students to the concept of transitional justice through:
  • Lessons on the root causes and costs of war and conflict
  • Overview of human rights and different transitional justice mechanisms
  • Mock war crimes tribunal and mock truth commission role plays
  • In-depth country case studies
  • Individual case studies on human rights abuses
  • Investigative tools to study the need for transitional justice in the U.S.
  • Skill-building resources on how to apply reconciliation on a local level
  • Conflict resolution and peer mediation exercises
  • Transitional justice glossary
  • Resources for further study and action on peace and justice

The teaching guide is appropriate for 9th grade through adult learners and can be downloaded for free:

Friday, 17 July 2009

„Fundraising" - DARE Focus Meeting Oct 1-3 in Copenhagen

„Fundraising strategies for European initiatives in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education” is the topic of a DARE focus meeting in Copenhagen, Oct 1-3, 2009.

The focus meeting offers the following workshops:
EU-Fundraising strategies for European initiatives in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE): An overview (Georg Pirker, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten; Wim Taelman, Vormen, Belgium)
Grundtvig Learning Partnerships and Grundtvig workshops: Getting started with EU funds (Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten)
Applications within the DAPHNE grant program
(Györgyi Toth, Active Citizenship Foundation, Hungary )
National, European cross-Border and international Foundation grants for European EDC/HRE initiatives
(Anne Stalfort, Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten)

The meeting is hosted by IUC Europe.
More information and a registration form is available at

Thursday, 16 July 2009

First Issue of NECE Newsletter

Today the first issue of the new NECE newsletter was presented:

Published by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (, the newsletter wants to serve as a tool of communication and cooperation among individuals and institutions in Europe that are active in citizenship education. Its aim is to increase transparency for the many national actors in this field and for the growing NECE network.

The NECE newsletter contains information about current professional debates in the field of citizenship education, it reports on important initiatives and highlights relevant publications. News about upcoming activities and events of the NECE network will be a regular feature.
The Newsletter is published three times a year.

More information about NECE is available at
If you want to subscribe to the newsletter: