NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education
Europe is growing - so are our responsibilities as citizens. Civic education for the future of Europe has to reach new horizons. It has to connect people between Malta and Helsinki, between Warsaw and Lisbon. NECE is the platform for that emerging network.
The third NECE conference "Rethinking Citizenship Education in European Migration Societies. Political Strategies – Social Changes – Educational Concepts" in Lisbon 2007 had an ambitious agenda. Participants from as many as 29 countries discussed effects and consequences of worldwide migration processes on the future of citizenship education. Conflicts and crises have accompanied the politics of migration and integration in quite a number of European countries in recent years. Did these conflicts have an impact on theory and practice of citizenship education in Europe? No consensus was reached but a lot of new thinking shaped the debates in Lisbon.