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
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Presentation at the NECE Campus
Today, Susanne Zels presented the proposal for a European Agency for Citizenship Education and the pilot project proposal submitted at the European Parliament at the NECE Campus.
EP CULT Committee calls for a comprehensive European strategy on civic and citizenship education and supporting platforms
As called for my Values Unite the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) at the European Parliament has suggested for the European Commission to develop
ECDC Proposal submitted to the Conference on the Future of Europe
Today, European citizens lack equal access to citizenship education. Public and private funding for non-formal and informal citizenship education varies greatly throughout the EU. Likewise,