The conference “Brave New Worlds?!” – taking its cue from Aldous Huxley’s famous 1932 dystopia – hinges on three interconnected challenges for democracies and citizenship education in a rapidly transforming world:
This year’s NECE conference in Marseille will provide a platform for the development of strategies on how citizenship education and civil society can provide us with the readiness to take action in society in the defence and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
Confirmed speakers include Latifa Ibn Ziaten, Emily O’Reilly, Niccolò Milanese, Jan-Werner Müller, Basil Kerski, Claire Demesmay, Edit Inotai, Istvan Hegedüs, Karolina Wigura, Alberto Alemanno, Fernando Vallespín, Vincent Hendricks, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Almut Möller.
The open and creative venue of the Friche la Belle de Mai in the centre of Marseille offers an ideal (spatial and social) framework for a “festival” of networking, dialogue and inspiration accentuated by an an IDEA CAMPUS with more than 20 lectures, workshops, roundtables and training sessions.
NECE is open for citizenship educators, activists and students from Europe, the Eastern Partnership countries and North Africa as well as for the public of Marseilles, French educators and civil society organisations. Conference participation is free of charge.