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NECE Declaration


Why this DECLARATION? Find out more!

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.


You can find more information about the background and activities of NECE either in our fact sheet (for on the go) or in our magazine (for more in-depth reading).

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You would like to share information with the NECE community or get involved in NECE? Please contact the conference management at nece-network@labconcepts.de

NECE Partners
The NECE conference is organised by the NECE partners with the support of local organisations.

The long-term NECE partner organisations are cooperating closely across national borders and consist of a wide variety of different governmental and non-governmental institutions from European countries. Interested in getting involved? More details on the application process will soon be available here.

Advisory Board
The NECE Advisory Board is giving advice to NECE and its partner organisations regarding the development of its strategy, the content of events and questions which are relevant for the future of citizenship education in Europe.

Advisory Board members are currently

Corbel, Nelly – Global Civic Consulting, France
de Lange, Sarah – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hornstein Tomić, Caroline – Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Croatia
Jokić, Boris – Institute for Social Science, Croatia
Kakos, Michalis – Leeds Beckett University, UK
Lenz, Claudia – Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Norway
Lux, Markus – Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany
Milanese, Niccolò – European Alternatives, France
Müller, Jan-Werner – Princeton University, USA
Ringler, Verena – European Commons, Austria
Slavkova, Louisa – Sofia Platform, Bulgaria
Wigura, Karolina – Kultura Liberalna, Poland

You can find more information on the NECE Advisory Board members here: Advisory Board biographies

Here the Nece Advisory Members are explaining how they see their mission and the tasks of NECE.