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

European values, as set out in Article 2 TEU and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, are under pressure.

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.

Our supporters

We have built an alliance of politicians, civil society, citizenship educators and academics from across Europe endorsing our cause.

Our Proposal

Provide all people in the EU with the necessary knowledge and skills to actively engage in politics

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