Education for Democratic Citizenship

image012The Conference of European Churches supports education that encourages open and democratic perspectives on European society. Education is a core means for promoting values of peace and reconciliation, intercultural dialogue, and democratic participation in European society.

In this area, CEC monitors and contributes to the work of the European Institutions. We are also in the process of co-organising a pilot project for teachers in church-related kindergartens in several European countries. The project will focus on developing intercultural and interreligious competences.

For more information about our work in this area, please contact Rev. Sören Lenz.

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  • 16 Jul, 2018

    Thematic Reference Group meets in Strasbourg

    The Thematic Reference Group on Education for Democratic Citizenship met in Strasbourg on 5 and 6 July. The members discussed the findings of the workshop, entitled “Democracy and Populism: the Role of Education and CEC” organised during the 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches.

  • 5 Dec, 2017

    Churches from Central and Eastern Europe contributing to building a common Europe

    Representatives from 20 different churches and ecumenical organisations from countries in the Central European region and other parts of the continent met from 30 November to 1 December in Prague.

  • 27 Oct, 2017

    Churches in the Netherlands held dialogue on Future of Europe

    Secularism, mission, migration and the unique role of churches in political and historical contexts of Europe were themes sharply in focus at a consultation organised by Conference of European Churches and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

  • 23 Oct, 2017

    Video launch: Standing UP for Minority Rights

    On October 19 CEC held an event in the European Parliament, Brussels, to launch the video entitled “Standing up for Minority Rights” in the presence of many young Serbs and Croats.

  • 23 Oct, 2017

    Video-Präsentation: Eintreten für Minderheitenrechte

    In Gegenwart vieler junger Menschen aus Serbien und Kroatien sowie anderer internationaler Gäste stellte die KEK am 19. Oktober am Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel das Viedo „Standing up for Minority Rights“ (Eintreten für Minderheitenrechte) vor. Organiseirt wurde der Anlass von Ivan Jakovcic, Mitglied des Europaparlaments (ALDE-Fraktion) aus Kroatien. Der Film untersucht die Situation von religiösen und ethnischen Minderheiten in Serbien und Kroatien.

  • 23 Oct, 2017

    Lancement d’une vidéo : défendre les droits des minorités

    Le 19 octobre, la KEK a organisé un évènement au Parlement européen, à Bruxelles, pour lancer une vidéo intitulée « Défendre les droits des minorités », en présence de nombreux jeunes Serbes et Croates et d’autres invités de divers pays. L’organisateur était le député européen croate, Ivan Jakovcic (ALDE). La vidéo se penche sur la situation des minorités religieuses et ethniques en Serbie et en Croatie.

  • 23 Oct, 2017

    Запуск видео-ролика: за права меньшинств!

    19 октября Конференция европейских церквей провела в брюссельском здании Европейского Парламента мероприятие, в рамках которого, при участии сербской и хорватской молодежи и других международных гостей, был представлен видеофильм “За права меньшинств!”, посвященный ситуации религиозных и национальных меньшинств в Сербии и Хорватии. Мероприятие было организовано по приглашению депутата из Хорватии Ивана Яковчича (ALDE).

  • 23 Oct, 2017

    Standing UP for Minority Rights

      This movie was filmed in Brussels during the Holy Week in April 2017, where young adults of the Serbian minority in Croatia and of the Croatian minority in Serbia met and visited the European institutions and their representatives.   Standing UP for Minority Rights – Trailer   Standing UP for Minority Rights – Full version

  • 6 Oct, 2017

    Welche Zukunft für Europa? Kirchen in Südeuropa auf dem Weg zur KEK-Vollversammlung von 2018

    Am 5. und 6. Oktober versammelten sich in Volos (Griechenland) Vertreterinnen und Vertreter von KEK-Mitgliedskirchen aus Südeuropa für die dritte von einer Serie regionaler Konsultationen, die der Vorbereitung der KEK-Vollversammlung in Novi Sad im Jahr 2018 dienen.

  • 6 Oct, 2017

    What future for Europe? Churches in Southern Europe on the road to CEC 2018 General Assembly

    On 5 and 6 October in Volos, Greece, representatives from CEC Member Churches in Southern Europe met for what is the third in a series of regional consultations leading to the 2018 CEC General Assembly in Novi Sad.