citizenship education

Messages for Europe and North Africa

On the last conference day, we asked some of the participants the outcomes after four days of exchange and collaboration. Agnieszka from Poland, Maartje from the Netherlands, Gihan from Egypt and Gunnar from Norway let us know their messages for Europe and North Africa.



Impressions


Here are a few of many interesting quotes from speakers and participants that enriched discussions and dialogue and can give further food for thought.

 

  • “Invest in crazy ideas and experiments!”

  • “Fail fast, fail hard, fail often! This is the only way to learn and succeed.”

  • “Co-operation makes sense when both parties are willing to admit that they are sometimes ignorant about things they claim to know.”

Azelarabe Lahkim Bennani

Azelarabe Lahkim Bennani is professor of Modern Philosophy and the Philosophy of Language at the University of Fès in Morocco. It is his first NECE conference.



Benjamin Barber

Benjamin R. Barber is a senior research scholar at the The Graduate Center, CUNY, founder of the Interdependence Movement, and Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University.



A new social contract


The second keynote of the first day of the NECE conference was given by Noha El-Mikawy from the Ford Foundation (Egypt). She focussed on the possibilities for democracy and citizenship education from the perspective of the recent transformations in North Africa.

Tahany Shemis: We have a lot to share

Tahany Shemis is a quality education manager at Misr Elkheir Foundation and an in-service-teacher trainer with long-standing experience in the field of education for intercultural understanding and civic education.



Thomas Krüger

Thomas Krüger is the president of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb. The bpb established the NECE network and hosts the conference.



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