Ahmed Zidan: We like sharing

Ahmed Zidan is an editor of two websites run in Egypt: www.mideastyouth.com and arab.net, both social networks and platforms of exchange. It is his first NECE conference.



Mona Shahein: Democracy has to be taken

Mona Shahein from Egypt runs the project www.tahrirlounge.com in Cairo. The network wants to build a strong and tolerant community for young people which is capable of recruiting positive energies on the social and political levels.



Forum I: "History is constantly rewritten, and this is wonderful!"


The way we remember and how history is written has a direct influence on our society and politics. In the forum History and memory culture and its impact on society and politics the participants discussed, on the basis of current events in North Africa, how history narrates and, at the same time, is also interpreted differently by social groups.

Make your voice heard!


What are the similarities and differences between Eastern European and Arabic protests? What role do emotions play in politics and political participation? These were the guiding questions in the second part of the panel sessions of this morning concerning the overall issue of possibilities for a Euro-Mediterranean dialogue.

Kars Veling

Kars Veling is the Director of ProDemos in The Hague (the Netherlands), one of the key partners of NECE. He gave one of the welcome speeches on Wednesday.



How do we see each other?


In the first panel session of this morning the possibilities for dialogue between Europe and the Mediterranean were considered from the angle of different narratives and images that prevail in our societies about the respective other.

Claus Leggewie

Claus Leggewie, director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (Germany), gave one of the key note speeches on "The crisis of the European project and the transformation in North Africa: Perspectives for democracy and citizenship education".



“Let's work together!”


Yesterday evening began the NECE conference “Participation Now! - Citizenship Education and Democracy in Times of Change” in Córdoba, Spain. This year's forum intends to provide a platform for dialogue, networking, and co-operation around the issue of the impact that the Euro crisis and the Arab Spring have on possibilities for democratic education and participation.

NECE Conference starts today


This years NECE Conference starts today in Córdoba Spain. It will address current phenomena concerning democracy and participation in the face of worldwide processes of change. The developments in the Arab world after the "Arab Spring" in 2011 and the crisis of the EU will be the focus of attention.

Save-the-Date: NECE Conference 2012 in Córdoba, Spain


NECE - Networking European Citizenship Education - Conference

“Participation Now! Citizenship Education and Democracy in Times of Change”

21-24 November 2012, Córdoba (Spain)

 

This year´s NECE Conference will focus on current concepts of democracy and participation in the face of worldwide processes of change in politics, society and economy.

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