Advocating to enhance democratic competences & promote European values
Our goal is for the EU to reinforce investment in citizenship education and democratic infrastructure
Why Citizenship Education
The EU has tried to counter this trend with several measures and instruments, including a Rule of Law toolbox, annual Rule of Law Reports and the European Democracy Action Plan. However, until now, the measures taken have had little impact on the violations of key principles of European cooperation, such as the rule of law, non-discrimination or the freedom of the press.
In order to reverse this trend, the EU must first and foremost invest in its citizens’ democratic competences. Citizens are the basis of democracy in the EU. It is crucial to provide all people in the EU with the necessary knowledge and skills to actively engage in politics. As such, we advocate for the EU to reinforce investments in citizenship education and democratic infrastructure.
We have built an alliance of politicians, civil society, citizenship educators and academics from across Europe endorsing our cause.
Provide all people in the EU with the necessary knowledge and skills to actively engage in politics
20th April, 10am – 11.15 am The Enhancing citizenship competences in the EU online conference will explore the possibilities for improved and value-based citizenship education
The German newspaper Tagesspiegel published an opinion piece by Susanne Zels titled Daring more citizenship education in Europe: “Europe’s fundamental values are on shaky ground,
Contribution to the Report on Citizens’ dialogues and Citizens’ participation in the EU decision-making
Values Unite contributed to the “Report on Citizens’ dialogues and Citizens’ participation in the EU decision-making” currently being worked on in the AFCO Committee of