NECE Conference 2020


NECE 2020 – Networking European Citizenship Education
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Reconnecting in a post pandemic world. Citizenship education for democracy and sustainability.

5 – 7 November 2020, Berlin, Germany
bcc Berlin Congress Center (Alexanderstr. 11, 10178 Berlin)

On the occasion of the German EU presidency, NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) – the European platform for Citizenship Education ( –  will hold the 2020 edition of its annual NECE conference in Berlin, Germany. The focus will be the topic of citizenship education and sustainability in times of fundamental change.

Climate change as a symptom of the ecological crisis, the digital revolution and globalisation are shaping people’s living conditions. They reinforce each other and have the potential to trigger political, economic and social upheavals. In the face of a world ‘out of joints’, many people lose confidence in the values of democracy and in the ability of the state to shape the future. Citizenship education as a pluralistic offer for fair debates, diversity of perspectives, further education and an invitation to participate is more in demand than ever in a time when it is necessary to reconcile emotions with facts.

NECE 2020 will focus on the central role of citizenship in dealing with the coming changes. Core topics will be the problems of man-made climate change, the transformation to a sustainable economic and growth model (including the European Green Deal) and the possibilities and limits of digital technology. Interactive platforms for ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Action’ will offer ideas and best practice, practical offers and formats for participation. Open and participatory spaces invite to network with experts, civil society actors and policy makers from Europe, the MENA region and Africa. Well-known European and global voices will critically reflect on climate debates and address topics such as ‘climate justice’ and ‘just transition’.

The participation is free of charge. Early travel and hotel bookings are recommended. Young adults with projects and visions for a sustainable and climate-neutral Europe can apply for a travel allowance to cover their participation costs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conference management via email:


More information, the programme and online registration will be available soon.

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