Supporting international democracy education exchange

Das Progressive Zentrum partners with NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education – Conference

“Brave New Worlds?! The Future of Democracy and Citizenship Education” is the biggest international conference of its kind. It aims to re-invent democratic representation and citizenship education – both in terms of countries and disciplines.

Das Progressive Zentrum is proud to support this year’s NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) Conference in Marseille from 6 to 9 September. The event aims to

  • enabling citizenship educators and citizen activists to discuss and find concepts, ideas and tools to deal with crises and complexity,
  • offering a platform for different political views, perspectives, concepts and approaches to citizenship and education,
  • contributing to new alignments among citizenship professionals and activists to make advocacy and civic action on the European level more relevant,
  • building new networks and facilitating joint action with providers of citizenship education in France and the Marseille region.


Alban Genty Das Progressive Zentrum

Alban Genty, Project Manager

Citizens from more than 40 countries are expected to attend, among them Alban Genty, Project Manager at Das Progressive Zentrum: “I am looking forward to connecting to educators and build bridges to related political questions of importance for our society, among others the European Election 2019. Marseille is a great host for these upcoming debates, as the city has proven to be an inspiring place during our previous encounters with the Dialogue on Europe.”

Other supporters of the conference are ProDemos (NL), Center for Citizenship Education (PL), Vote&Vous (Frankreich), Goethe Institut (DE), The Franco-German Youth Office, the Robert-Bosch-Foundation (DE) as well as the European Solidarity Centre (PL) among others.

About the Networking European Citizenship Education platform

NECE is an open transnational and diverse (non-institutionalised) community of stakeholders and practitioners (formal, non-formal and informal education) of citizenship education (CE) from Europe and associated countries.

The NECE platform provides a forum for debate on equal footing to identify political, societal trends relevant to citizen education, as well as to develop responses to transfer them into practice. NECE provides a link to advocate citizen education at the national, European as well as the international level.

It has been initiated and managed by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, ‘BpB’) together with seven partners from France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic for more than ten years.

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Alban Genty

Event Date

6 September 2018