Active citizenship

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Join the webinar on active citizenship on 7 February to get inspired and learn what kind of active citizenship skills educators can add to their school and their classroom projects.

Thursday 7 February 2019, 16:00 CET

  • Speakers: Isabelle De Coster, EACEA; Dilys Vyncke (TBC)
  • Facilitator: Elin McCallum, Bantani Education

According to UNESCO, citizenship education can be defined as "educating children, from early childhood, to become clear-thinking and enlightened citizens who participate in decisions concerning society".

European countries need citizens to be engaged in social and political life not only to ensure that basic democratic values flourish in individuals and society, but also to foster social cohesion at a time of increasing social and cultural diversity, meaning that young people must be equipped with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes. Developing social and civic competences and promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship through school education continues to be a main objective of Education and Training 2020.

Join this webinar on 7 February at 16:00h CET to learn more about this important topic! Get inspired and learn what kind of active citizenship skills educators can add to their school and their classroom projects!

Pre-survey: Ahead of the webinar, please take part in the pre-survey - answering will only take 5 minutes!

How to join

Join the webinar directly from this page, using the link to the Adobe Connect room

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Portrait of Isabelle de Coster

Isabelle De Coster has been working at the Executive Agency of the European Commission for education, audiovisual and culture as an analyst of education policy and system across Europe since 2008. Between 1999 and 2009, she was already working in the field of comparative education in Europe, in the framework of the Eurydice network. Previously, she graduated at Master level at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Social Sciences, orientation Sociology (1997) and Anthropology (1998). She is specialised in a variety of topics targeted by European policies on education, such as financing and management of resources, reading literacy, key competences, national testing, quality assurance, etc. Her areas of expertise include a comprehensive knowledge of education policies in the area of citizenship education in Europe, since she contributed to several Eurydice publications on this topic since 2005.