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The Erasmus+ funded CITIZED project aims to support educational policies for citizenship Education.

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Registration 27/05/2024

Discover the CITIZED Guidelines and Toolbox for a Whole School Approach in Citizenship Education during the online event "Building Democratic Values at Schools!" organised by Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft :
📅 27th of May 2024
⏰ 16.00 CET

In this event, we'll delve into:
✅ Strategies for fostering critical thinking skills
✅ Encouraging active participation in the democratic process
✅ Addressing student skepticism towards democratic values
✅ Managing tense situations in lively debates
✅ Successful collaboration between schools, families, and communities

Whether you're an educator, parent, or community member, this event offers valuable insights and practical strategies to promote positive civic engagement! Don't miss out on this opportunity to shape the future of democratic citizenship education!
All forms of participation are free of charge and underlie high data protection standards. For this reason, registration is required for participation.

👉 Registration: https://we-europeans.eu/registration/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR08dLQlk2pXSNzVD06n-rJcjtsuw7my73UWvTgagARKG49lB1AJvhmSFsg_aem_AUowgCPFvrPjvFYgv6ARLnC_nprDX1r0CE5UctPqAMhD_1OuA5EkjEKTh26TjMRy0-QVWn8dsL15RWujorlfVjzq

International Institute of Humanitarian Law Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte OBESSU Université Côte d'Azur Freref

Registration Registration Building democratic values at schools 27.05.2024 We are pleased to invite our Community of Practice members and other interested parties to the next We-Europeans Online Event. This time we will focus on democracy education and democratic values at school. The event will take place onlin...

10/01/2024

Our Guidelines and toolbox for a Whole School Approach in Citizenship Education were disseminated in the newsletter of our partner Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte :
https://www.politik-lernen.at/site/newsletter/newsletter.content/106379.html #

This document is available in English 🇬🇧, French 🇫🇷, Italian 🇮🇹 and German 🇩🇪. To follow the development and follow-up of the CITIZED project, check out the Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory website : eiplab.eu/

International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Freref Université Côte d'Azur Ministry of Education and Employment of Malta

11/12/2023

Colourful insights from the final conference of the CITIZED project which took place two weeks ago in Brussels during the !

Stay tuned for more opportunities of collaboration on Citizenship and Peace Education on the Education inspiring Peace Lab website : http://eiplab.eu/citized

Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte OBESSU Université Côte d'Azur International Institute of Humanitarian Law Freref Lifelong Learning Platform

Photos from International Institute of Humanitarian Law's post 04/12/2023

Thanks again to all the participants and partners of the final conference of the !

Stay tuned about the development of transnational initiatives for Peace and Citizenship Education on http://eiplab.eu/citized

Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Université Côte d'Azur Freref Lifelong Learning Platform

Photos from Citized's post 27/11/2023

Today the CITIZED team met for the last time, to draw the conclusions of the project which lasted 3 years. Tomorrow and the day after you can join us at the 2023 in Brussels, to discover our tools and participate in the policy debate.

🔧 Hands on session : discover the tools for making schools more democratic through Citizenship Education
⏰28th November, 2:30-4:30 PM
📍 Mundo Trône, Rue de l'Industrie 10, Paulo Freire Room

📣Policy debate : Where is CItizenship Education in the European year of Skills ?
⏰29th November, 2:00 -4:00 PM
📍 Mundo Trône, Rue de l'Industrie 10, Paulo Freire Room


Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Freref Université Côte d'Azur Lifelong Learning Platform

20/11/2023

👋 reminder 👋
On 28th and 29th of November, join us in Brussels for two sessions about within the frame of the 2023 !

🔧 Hands on session : discover the tools for making schools more democratic through Citizenship Education
⏰28th November, 2:30-4:30 PM
📍 Mundo Trône, Rue de l'Industrie 10, Paulo Freire Room
✒️ Registration : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetMMeQQ4442tuwP5yQpycGAGyAwz808YSy-F-EJJ4k8Ljz3w/viewform

📣Policy debate : Where is CItizenship Education in the European year of Skills ?
⏰29th November, 2:00 -4:00 PM
📍 Mundo Trône, Rue de l'Industrie 10, Paulo Freire Room
✒️ Registration : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwQVwr3jQBgu1kwHqPatJSshjTZLYPXcOUPwmrjX-Zf_sSgA/viewform


Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Freref Université Côte d'Azur Lifelong Learning Platform

06/11/2023

"Making schools more democratic through citizenship education"

Tuesday 28 November, 14.30 - 16.30

This conference will provide an overview of the CITIZED project, highlighting its primary objectives and practical outcomes. The event will explore the Flower of Teachers Competences for Citizenship Education, developed within CITIZED, which identifies the fundamental competences that teachers should possess to effectively deliver Citizenship Education; it will introduce a Whole School Approach toolkit designed to equip schools and educators with practical resources and strategies for implementing a holistic approach to Citizenship Education; it will allow us to discuss the pivotal role that students play in their own education on citizenship. Finally, it will give an overview of a Teachers’ training course on Citizenship Education which encompasses four modules aimed at enhancing teachers' capacity to incorporate citizenship principles into their teaching practices. In addition, there will be working groups dedicated to discussing and exploring the practical tools provided by the CITIZED project.

This session will be followed by a more political debate on November 29th on the role of citizenship education in the European Year of Skills! Have a look at the LLL Week programme for more information :

https://lllplatform.eu/lllweek-2023/
International Institute of Humanitarian Law Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte OBESSU Freref Université Côte d'Azur Lifelong Learning Platform

📣 Registrations are open for the 2023!

This is all about "Key competences for all: a approach to skills."

Don't miss the opportunity to dialogue with MEP's and CSOs!

📌 Check the programme and register to as many events you want: https://lllplatform.eu/lllweek-2023/

30/10/2023

The CITIZED training modules are now beta-available in English , French, Italian and German !

Discover a set of lessons about Citizenship Education and how to implement it at the whole-school level.
https://opencourses.univ-cotedazur.fr/login/index.php -5015


OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

29/08/2023

You are a teacher, trainer, a parent or a researcher, and you need resources ?

Welcome to the EIP Lab resource page on Citizenship Education and Peace Education !

http://eiplab.eu/citizenship-education-and-peace-education


OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

17/08/2023

The Whole School Approach toolkit is now available on the Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory webpage (available in French 🇫🇷 Italian 🇮🇹 German 🇩🇪 and English 🇬🇧).

This toolkit includes:
- An introduction about Citizenship Education and democratic schools
- A chapter about the whole school approach and toolkit's objectives
- Key recommendations to implement a whole scool approach for citizenship education in your school
- practical annexes such as questionnaires for students, teachers, parents or school leaders

https://www.citized.eu/activities/whole-school-approach-toolkit/


OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

Photos from Citized's post 24/07/2023

Back to the Policy Workshop in France which took place in Nice on June 9th 2023 at the Inspé de l'Académie de Nice

A series of speeches was delivered in the first part of the morning. More specifically, the speakers that intervened were the following: Franck Brillet – Directeur de l’Institut National Supérieur du Professorat et de l’Éducation (Inspé) de l’Académie de Nice – UCA; Frédérique Cauchi-Bianchi – Directrice de l’École Académique de Formation Continue – Rectorat De l'Académie De Nice (Topic of the speech: Education to citizenship: Needs for in-service training for 1ary and 2ndary school teachers); Romain Millet – Chef du Service Environnement Scolaire, Direction Éducation and Pierre Fiori – Conseiller Municipal délégué à la Citoyenneté à l’école – Ville de Nice

Follow the development of the CITIZED project on http://eiplab.eu/citized


OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

13/07/2023

On June 8, the CITIZED partnership gathered in Nice, France, to discuss the development of the project. The meeting was organised and hosted by Côte d’Azur University and involved all partners of the project.

During the Transnational Project Meeting, the partnership made several steps forward in the implementation of the project. Among others, partners discussed the further development of the Whole School Approach Toolkit and of the modular training path for teacher training. Moreover, the implementation and the results of the Policy Labs – coordinated by the IIHL team – were discussed, along its resulting set of policy recommendations. All project results will be available soon on http://eiplab.eu/citized


OBESSUnInternational Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

07/06/2023

D -2 before the CITIZED Policy Lab held in Nice, France.

What is a policy Lab ?
he Policy Lab is a participative and inclusive method that enables a number of stakeholders - local authorities, field players, the public and civil society - to exchange ideas and build a consensus on how to improve education policies.

See you the 9th at the INSPE of Nice, 89 avenue Georges V.
Registration here : https://forms.gle/f1Faz2xygHDaz1iK6

https://www.citized.eu

OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

31/05/2023

Discover our TOOLKIT for a whole school approach ! 🎒

Introducing Citizenship Education according to 21st century requirements is not an issue that can be delegated to one or few “specialised” teachers, but is much more effectively done when the whole school is activating to define specific goals and principles of action, when it is engaging the local community of stakeholders and is agreeing an action plan articulated in different actions, objectives and monitoring procedures distributed in a medium term plan.

Therefore, the CITIZED team proposes a set of support tools for schools willing to undertake a systemic approach to citizenship education and potentially join the Democratic Schools Network promoted by the CoE : the whole school approach toolkit !

Todiscover the toolkit, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/whole-school-approach-toolkit/

OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

22/05/2023

Focus on another European initiative : the Council of Europe WG on Training
The aim of the Working Group is to develop and pilot a standardized training programme in order to create an international trainer pool who is familiar with the Reference Framework of Competence for Democratic Culture.

The Working Group of Training is composed by 3 Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) experts; 2 further persons with expertise in areas related to the RFCDC, and/or in education for democratic citizenship and human rights; 2 persons with experience in RFCDC (teacher) training; 1 person designated by the European Wergeland Centre; 1 person designated by the Zürich University of Teacher Education; 1 person designated by the University of Andorra.

To read the full report, and discover all case studies, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/


OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

Gelebte Demokratie und Mehrsprachigkeit an der GTVS 12 Am Schöpfwerk | voxmi 10/05/2023

The VoXmi network for multilingualism is concerned about linking
"multilingualism" and "democracy". POLIS, one of the CITIZED partners, was able to support the Vienna based school "GTVS 12 Am Schöpfwerk" with valuable suggestions and thought-provoking impulses as to how a democratic cooperation of all persons involved could be possible, in order to come a step closer to an active multilingual democracy in the school.

https://www.voxmi.at/2023/05/03/gelebte-demokratie-und-mehrsprachigkeit-an-der-gtvs-12-am-schoepfwerk/

Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte

Gelebte Demokratie und Mehrsprachigkeit an der GTVS 12 Am Schöpfwerk | voxmi Unsere ganztägig geführte Volksschule im 12. Wiener Gemeindebezirk ist in eine sehr multikulturelle Umgebung der Gemeindebausiedlung Am Schöpfwerk eingebettet. In der Siedlung leben über 5.500 Menschen aus den unterschiedlichsten Kulturen, und es werden weit über 30 Sprachen gesprochen. Ausgeh...

08/05/2023

Focus on an European initiative : the European Youth Together Call 🇪🇺

European Youth Together is a call for projects within the Erasmus+ programme. It focuses on empowering young people to take action in their context and to bring together youth and policy makers into a dialogue where youth share their policy recommendations and views on the topics that are relevant to them.

To read the full report, and discover all case studies, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/


OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

03/05/2023

Case Study : The Safe School Network

The Safe School Network was created in 2008 with the aim of developing research, training, planning and testing actions to promote safety in schools. The Network promotes school-based practices oriented towards dialogue, trust, participation. such as the Methodology of Narrative and Reflection. The objective of this facilitation method is to encourage students to reflect upon the possible problematic aspects of their experience, which may regard the relations between peers and parents, the risks linked to their actions and the use of violence.

To read the full report, and discover all case studies, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/


OBESSU International Institute of Humanitarian Law Université Côte d'Azur Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Freref

24/04/2023

Case Study on a French practice: the Citizenship Passport
The Citizenship Passport is a document of around thirty pages, including one version for primary schools and one for lower secondary schools. Its objective is to promote education for citizenship.

The citizen passport is built around 7 themes: republican values, citizenship, freedom of expression, solidarity, the duty of remembrance, the environment, and sports / health. It proposes activities to be shared in the school and also within the family. The primary school passport was designed by the municipalities and the secondary school passport by the County Council.

To read the full report, and discover all case studies, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/

International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta

Demokratie und Schule müssen einander nicht ausschließen! 17/04/2023

How democracy can enter schools ?

There is great room for improvement within schools. Democracy can be learned, just like reading, writing and mathematics. There are great approaches to democratic decision-making and even conflict resolution within schools that can be adopted by teachers. Nikolai Weber from polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools, talks about how schools can become more democratic, and evoke our project CITIZED:


International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta

Demokratie und Schule müssen einander nicht ausschließen! Direktorinnen und Direktoren werden von externen Gremien bestimmt, nicht aus der Mitte der Lehrer heraus gewählt. Klassensprecher haben zwar eine Funktion, a...

10/04/2023

Case Study on the Drama project 🎭:
This project is composed of a play that exposes different topics from the society at large and gives time for students to analyse and decide which is the best way. Students themselves try to find the best way out of a problem with the least negative impacts possible.

The story of the play is that after a plane crashes in the sea there are five people with various abilities and background arrive on a very small rock with very little space were to stand bringing one thing each with them and they must survive on the rock until help comes their way After the discussion, the audience following the performance needs to decide what should be done and the actors must continue according to the decision taken as if their own. Throughout the activity, students reflect and debate about several topics, such as gender issues or inclusion. The project aims at educating students with citizenship competencies and behaviours, mainly focusing empathy, collaboration, positive engagement and dialogue, social entrepreneurship democracy and active participation.

To read the full report, and discover all case studies, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/

International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta
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03/04/2023

Case Study on the Vox-Mi initiative 🎤
VoXmi is an Austrian school network that has existed since 2009 and has been expanding ever since. Currently, 50 schools throughout Austria are active members. The acronym voXmi means “Learning and Experiencing Languages from and with Each Other”. One of the main focus is to use digital media consciously and constructively for this purpose.

The motivation for founding the network was to contribute to a culture of peace and social cohesion among society by valuing and integrating all languages that children bring to school in a multilingual society. voXmi schools actively counter all forms of exclusion, racism and linguicism and make human rights an issue.

To read the full report, and discover all case studies, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/

International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta
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27/03/2023

Case Study on a French practice:
Afev France is a French NGO created originally by students which has now more than 200 employees working to support vulnerable children and children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to provide educational support. Afev is acting on the field mainly through 3 programmes:
- Mentorship
-Civic service
-Solidary apartment-sharing

In particular, the aims of the mentorship programme are to reduce social and educational inequalities, support equal access to education and especially to higher education, to support effective learning, orientation and well-being of pupils.

Mentorship enhance the sense of responsability of the mentor and the sense of belonging and wellbeing of the mentee.

To read the full report, and discover all case studies, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/

International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta
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20/03/2023

Focus on two actions launsched by the Council of Europe :

In 2017, the CoE launched a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC), which offers a systematic approach to designing the teaching, learning and assessment of competences needed for active participation in complex and diverse democratic societies.

Second action: The European Network of Policy Advisors (EPAN), composed by representatives of ministries of education in all CoE member states, was launched in 2018. The EPAN network is composed of three working groups: one on curriculum development, one on teaching and learning and one on assessment.

To read the full report, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/

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International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta

13/03/2023

Focus on the report about Citizenship Education in the EU 🇪🇺

The debate on European citizenship education has increased its presence at EU level, moving towards more cohesion and harmonisation of policies among Member States. The main trends regarding the focuses of educational policies closely follow key political developments, such as: multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue responding to the so-called refugee crisis; critical thinking and media literacy as a response to fake news; common values due to the raise in populism and nationalism in Europe; and more lately sustainability, at the same time that the European Green Deal was put in place.

To read the full report, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/


International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta

06/03/2023

Focus on the national report about Citizenship Education in Malta 🇲🇹

The main orientations concerning active and participatory citizenship are clearly spelled out in the National Minimum Curriculum (2000). The National Curriculum sets the development of citizens and a democratic environment as one of its key objectives. Responsible citizens are described as members of society who "acquire knowledge of the constitution [...] and of citizens’ rights and duties, exercise the skills of critical acumen and investigation, and develop attitudes of defence of democracy, respect for laws, and respect for the basic rights of all citizens"

Furthermore, the subjects of Social studies and European studies are showing the way forward towards the inclusion of the European dimension across all syllabuses, which will also adopt a broader world view.

To read the full report, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/


International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of employment and Education Malta

27/02/2023

Focus on the national report about Citizenship Education in Austria 🇦🇹

Citizenship Education in Austria is taught in a competence-oriented way. The curriculum includes global citizenship education, democracy education and overlaps with other cross-curricular topics like diversity education, human rights education, peace education, intercultural education.

With the electoral law reform of 2007, the active voting age in Austria was lowered to 16 and the passive voting age to 18. This development has had a significant impact on citizenship education and strengthened the topic in the compulsory schools, and had created concrete references to specific school subjects, e.g. in primary schools in “Sachunterricht”.

To read the full report, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/


International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory Ministry of Employment and Education Malta

20/02/2023

Focus on the national report about Citizenship Education in Germany 🇩🇪

Citizenship education in Germany is organized on a federal basis. It is one of the young school subjects. It was only created after the Second World War.

A German speciality: citizenship education is enshrined in the federal constitution. There are two school subjects with „constitutional status“, which means that these subjects are largely protected from being abolished or fundamentally changed: religious education and the educational task of "citizenship education". This is very different from France for instance, where on the contrary citizenship Education emphasize secularism value. To read the full report, visit the CITIZED website : https://www.citized.eu/activities/policy-review-analysis/


International Institute of Humanitarian Law OBESSU Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte Université Côte d'Azur Freref EIP Laboratory of employment and Education Malta

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