Education and European citizenship

Resources on Education and European citizenship

The Eurydice Network is the main instrument for information on structures, systems, and national and European developments in the field of education. It aims at improving European cooperation in the field of education and lifelong learning.

All Eurydice publications are available free of charge on the Eurydice website or in print upon request. See in particular their recent publication entitled ‘Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education – Overview of education policy developments in Europe following the Paris Declaration of 17 March 2015′.

In 2013 a major survey on citizenship education in Europe was published. The aim was to see to what extent the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education had been put into effect.

Citizenship education can be self-standing or linked to other subjects, such as history and languages as these are arguably most relevant in the European context. It is not easy though to identify examples of best practice in European citizenship education.