Citizenship Education in the Context of European Values - The Educational Aspect

The “Citizenship Education in the Context of European Values – The Educational Aspect” Jean Monnet Network aims to bring together experts from 28 institutions from 19 European countries concerned with and committed to the development of active citizenship for all children and young people in line with fundamental European values.

This Jean Monnet Network is led by the Faculty of Education of Charles University (Czech Republic) and the Faculty of Education of the UAM is one of the European partner universities. Among the universities that are part of this network are: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Dublin City University (Ireland), Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary), Istanbul University (Turkey), Károli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, London Metropolitan University (UK), Lund University (Sweeden), Malmo University (Sweeden), Polythecnic Institute of Coimbra, Rezekne Academy of Technologies (Latvia), Roma Tre University (Italy), St. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje (Macedonia), University of Augsburg (Germany), State Higher Educational Institution “University of Educational Management” of National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Latvia, University of Patras (Greece), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Tartu (Estonia), University of the Peloponnese (Greece), University of the West of England, University of the West of Scotland, University of Warmia and Mazury (Poland), West University of Timisoara (Romania), VIVES University of Applied Sciences – VIVES-SOUTH (Belgium) and the University of Huddersfield (UK). Moreover, the Network includes Hong Kong Education University and the University of Alberta (Canada).

The Jean Monnet Network seeks to make EU citizenship education relevant to a context in which many children and young people are anxious and concerned about their futures in the face of populism, xenophobia, divisive nationalism, discrimination, fake news and misinformation, as well as the challenge of radicalisation.

Through a series of partnership seminars and conferences, the Network will promote and foster a common dialogue on the principles and practice of citizenship education for Europe of the 21st century that enhances and embeds European values in the face of significant challenges to these values.

It will engage policy makers at European and national as well as at inter- and trans-national levels, civil society organisations, particularly those focusing on youth democratic education and those in which young people are directly represented such as the EU Youth Forum.