Thursday, 25 November 2010

DARE Video 17: Bryony Hoskins on defining "Active Citizenship"

During the conference "A Europe of Active Citizens: Assessment, Policy Responses and Recommendations on Active Citizenship Education" (Budapest, Nov. 11, 2010), Bryony Hoskins, previous leader of the Active Citizenship Project at the European Commission, presented the recently developed “working definition of Active Citizenship” and explained how this definition can impact future policies and educational practice.

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The definition reads: “Participation in civil society, community an/or social life, characterized by mutual respect and non-violence and in accordance with human rights and democracy” (Hoskins 2006). The working definition was created for the EC CRELL 'Active Citizenship for Democracy' project between 2005-2008. Bryony now works at the LLAKES centre, Institute of Education, University of London.

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