NECE Conference

"Confronting Inequalities! The Role of Citizenship Education"

 ECIT Foundation is very enthusiastic to participate at the NECE Conference "Confronting Inequalities! The Role of Citizenship Education" from 24 - 27 October 2019 in Glasgow.

Our Founder Tony Venables and Director Petar Markovic will explore ways of enhancing European citizenship through rights, participation and belonging.

Tony Venables is organising an open space brainstorming session on "European Citizenship solidarity beyond Brexit", looking at the irrevocable nature of EU citizenship. He will also investigate how EU citizenship could “create a dignified way forward” for those who may risk losing rights because of Brexit.

Petar Markovic will help the participants of the conference find their way through the labyrinths of EU funding opportunities for individuals and networks involved in European citizenship education. Given the particularity of the moment of turnover in EU institutions, the negotiations of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MMF) and the anticipation of the next European Commission’s report on European Citizenship – this panel will talk about the future funding perspectives in the area of citizenship education in general, looking at the dynamics of the ongoing negotiations of the MMF and how it will affect Erasmus+ and other relevant programmes.

Petar will also pitch the participants of the NECE conference about the pilot training module "Making European Citizens" that is designed to help citizens and civil society organisations in enforcing their rights, participation and belonging.

Please read our background documents in the download section below.

Find full programme of the conference here.


The NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education platform is a European initiative on citizenship education which 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 now.

NECE is an open transnational and diverse (non institutionalised) community of stakeholders and practicioners (formal, non-formal and informal education) of citizenship education (CE) from Europe and associated countries, providing a forum for debate on equal footing, and knowledge exchange. NECE identifies political, societal trends relevant to CE and develops responses to transfer them into practice. NECE provides a link to advocate CE at the national, European as well as the international level.