NECE Conference 2018, Marseille: Online registration open – Register now!

NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education – Conference
„Brave New Worlds?! The Future of Democracy and Citizenship Education”

6-9 September 2018, Marseille (France)
Location: Friche La Belle de Mai (41 Rue Jobin, 13003

Online registration for the NECE 2018 conference in Marseille is open now! Please register for the conference here: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Our conference will provide an international platform for the development of strategies on how citizenship education and civil society can counter the negative trend in liberal democracy and defend the civic space and basic democratic rights and freedoms in our societies. Initiatives from Marseille and other regions of France will inform about  the political and social challenges of citizenship education in their country. Scholars, practitioners and activists from all over Europe and its eastern and southern neighbors will meet to discuss the value of citizenship education as an indispensable subject for democracies in the 21st century.

Confirmed speakers include Niccolò Milanese, Jan-Werner Müller, Vincent Hendricks, Basil Kerski, Claire Demesmay, Edit Inotai, Istvan Hegedüs, Karolina Wigura, Alberto Alemanno and Fernando Vallespin. Emily O’Reilly, the European Ombudswoman, will speak about citizens’ rights and democracy in the European Union.

NECE is open for citizenship educators, activists and students from Europe and North Africa as well as for the public of Marseille, French educators and civil society organisations. Conference participation is free of charge. The conference venue Friche La Belle de Mai, a public space in the centre of Marseille, offers a framework for a “festival” of networking, dialogue and inspiration.

All the latest updates on the programme, speakers and the location as well as organisational advice can be found here.

Would you like to take an active role in the conference? We invite interested initiatives and organisations to present their projects dealing with the topics of the conference or the profession of citizenship education in general in the NECE conference and / or the project market. To apply and for more information, please check the conference website:

NECE 2018 is organised by the NECE Partners: Federal Agency of Civic Education (Germany), the Federal Ministry of Education (Austria) in Austria, ProDemos – House of democracy and the rule of law (The Netherlands), the CEO – Center for Civic Education (Poland), the Centrum Občanského Vzdělávání – Civic Education Centre (Czech Republic), the University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Social Sciences (Slovenia), Vote & Vous (France) and the Zentrum fir politesch Bildung (Luxembourg),
in cooperation with DARE – Democracy and Human Rights Education (Belgium), Goethe-Institut Marseille/Lyon, Friche La Belle de Mai, Les Têtes de l’art and Eurocirc le.
NECE 2018 conference is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Franco-German Youth Office and the European Solidarity Center.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Marseille!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference management team at labconcepts:

Kind regards,
Christoph Müller-Hofstede & Petra Grüne
(Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb)