Workshop National Citizenship Education and Current Tasks: The Case of Ukraine
This workshop is organised by EENCE (Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education) – a sister network of NECE – and curated by Igor Folvarochnyi, Association for World Education, Ukraine.
A functioning citizenship education system and the implementation of corresponding conceptual approaches developed at the legislative level are crucial for overcoming the national economic crisis in Ukraine. At the same time, several other issues related to eliminating the inequality of the county’s citizens remain no less relevant. The fulfillment of the peoples’ expectations regarding the solution of these complex issues will be central to the credibility of the newly elected President and the parliamentary majority of his ruling party.
The workshop discusses different examples of how the formal and non-formal education sectors can participate in the development of civic education in Ukraine and the role youth actors can play in this process. Hence, it will discuss strategies for developing a sustainable bottom-up structure in citizenship education, rather than understanding it as the promotion of values from top to bottom.