Citizenship Education in the Context of European Values: The Educational Aspect (CitEdEV)
Jean Monnet Network, Erasmus+ Programme, European Commission
(28 institutions from 19 countries across Europe concerned with and committed to developing all children’s and young people’s active citizenship in line with fundamental European values)
Radka Wildová, Faculty of Education of Charles University, Prague.
Start date 1-1-2021, end date 31-12-2023
A multidisciplinary network of experts incl. junior researchers from 28 universities across 19 European countries will be established based on the research and expertise of an already well established network.We wish to understand the experiences of all young people across Europe and formulate innovative and radical questions. The Network will thus be committed to educating and inspiring youth through the acquisition of civic knowledge, skills, and capacities to foster youth participation in democratic life and active civil society while finding out what they understand nowadays under the term (fundamental) European values and CitizenshipIn accordance with the new EU Youth Strategy, the network will help prepare young people embrace and adopt engaged and empowered forms of active citizenship. The network will foster a dialogue on the principles and practice of citizenship education to promote European citizenship, identities, and fundamental values including the respect for human rights, freedom, democracy, equality, and the rule of law (defined by the Treaty of Lisbon). The Network’s activities and outputs will operationalise the Paris Declaration of 2015 promoting citizenship and common values through education, which identifies the ”urgent need to cooperate and coordinate, to exchange experiences, and to ensure that the best ideas and practices can be shared throughout the EU” (EC,2015).Through a series of seminars, conferences and workshops, an intercultural and transnational dialogue embedding fundamental European values and active civil society will be promoted.The network partners will engage in transnational learning, creating new forms of knowledge and expertise, identifying the best methodologies to embed European values, attitudes, and behaviours through citizenship education. A research database providing a range of national and Europe-wide case studies and reports to develop a citizenship education policy and practice will be created.