Empowering citizens & civics educators

THE CIVICS supports both citizens and civic educators to deal with the challenges of our time, such as threats to democracy, causes and effects of climate change, growing polarisation, and social divides. Our goal is to strengthen the democratic competences, self-efficacy, and resilience of citizens across Europe. Read more about our vision here.

We’re delighted to share that THE CIVICS team has been chosen to lead NECE, a pan-European platform for civic education, for the next 3 years. NECE is primarily supported by the bpb, and our goal is to transform it into a multi-stakeholder network where civic education actors and promoters from across Europe can collaborate and share ownership.

To achieve this, we plan to introduce new formats like NECE labs and workshops that promote interdisciplinary and transnational cooperation in civic education. We’ll also continue to offer established formats such as the annual NECE festival (formerly conference) and online campus.

We invite you to join us at this year’s NECE festival in Madrid from November 30th to December 2nd, 2023, where we’ll continue to build a network that empowers everyone to contribute to civic education across Europe. Thank you for joining us as we embark on this exciting journey!