Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Europe of Active Citizens: Results from International Conference

"A Europe of Active Citizens: Assessment, Policy Responses and
Recommendations on Active Citizenship Education"
was the focus of an international conference in Budapest on Nov. 11, 2010, jointly organised by the Active Citizenship Foundation and DARE.

More than 100 international practitioners, researchers and policy makers from the local, national and EU level came together to discuss international studies surveys like the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), trends in education policies in Europe, and European policy responses in active citizenship education.

Tamás Szűcs, Head of the European Commission Representation in Hungary, outlines the relevance of the EU2020 strategy for citizenship education.

Zsuzsanna Szelényi, Chair of the Active Citizenship Foundation, and Ana Serrador, European Commission, discuss policy recommendations with the conference participants.

The conference also offered a platform to disseminate and discuss the DARE policy recommendations “Active Citizenship Education as Guiding Principle for Lifelong Learning”.

Check the DARE website for the complete conference documentation (to be published soon).

The DARE video library features interviews with two conference speakers:
- Key results of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), David Kerr, ICCS Associate Research Director
- Creating a working definition for "Active Citizenship", Bryony Hoskins, University of London, Institute of Education