Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017

Eurydice, the European Commission’s network whose task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work,  has just released its latest publication: Eurydice Brief, Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017
The document highlights the differences between countries' regulations and recommendations regarding citizenship education that affect both schools and pupils. Read the brief to find out why citizenship education is important, and learn more about the changes many countries are making in their national policies to reflect this.

The civic and citizenship education is one of the main topics of Lifelong Learning Forum of SOLIDAR Foundation that sees the direct link between citizenship education and democratic societies. Following some preliminary results of the Citizenship and Lifelong Learning Monitor 2017, some of the members expressed their concerned about the values that are taught and about lack of citizenship and citizens’ rights in the formal education system.
In light of rising nationalism and open manifestations fascism around Europe, many countries took some steps to implement changes in their national policies. 

The Eurydice brief Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017 presents some of the main findings of the November 2017 report, highlighting the differences between countries' regulations and recommendations regarding citizenship education that can affect its implementation in schools. 
The main themes include: 
•    What is citizenship education about?
•    Curriculum organisation 
•    Learning citizenship in the classroom and beyond
•    The assessment of citizenship education
•    Training teachers and school heads.

SOLIDAR Foundation will organize a roundtable discussion and interactive workshop in May focusing on civic education and citizenship rights. The SAVE the DATE will be sent out soon.

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