NECE Conference 2015: "'Us' and 'Them': Citizenship Education in an Interdependent World" (Thessaloniki, Greece)

The focus of the NECE Conference 2015 (22-24 October) will be to build on the outcomes of its predecessor event in Vienna, which looked in-depth at conflicts in and around Europe. The jumping-off point for this year’s conference is the proposition that religious, ethnic and cultural perceptions of self and others are playing an increasingly important role in political crises and upheavals, both within Europe and outside its borders. In this paradigm, conflicts that are social, economic or political in context begin to be perceived as ethnic, religious or ‘cultural’. These perceptions in turn lead to a toxic framing of conflicts, actors and repercussions at international, European and national levels.

Just as in Vienna, the organisers are especially looking forward in 2015 to including stakeholders and initiatives in Citizenship Education and civil society from conflict-torn countries in Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean region.

There are accommodation and travel subsidies for Participants from Northern Africa and from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine.

Deadline: 25 August

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