Background paper on Civic Education

In Europe, citizenship education remains the responsibility of member states or their regions. Nevertheless, the European Union plays a role in shaping citizenship education polices at national levels. The EU encourages education systems that provide education in democratic values and active citizenship. This document brings together a background paper on Civic Education and four case studies by our members. Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) works on the integration of migrants and asylum seekers in Sweden through education. La ligue de l’enseignement focuses on children and teenagers and aims at promoting schools as tolerant and humanist (secular) places where they learn how to live together in France. Our Romanian member CONECT provides integratied legal and social assistance services for third-country nationals. Our member Training Centres for Active Education Methods (CEMEA) developed an action plan on children’s rights in Belgium.