Inequalities within democracy – what are their dimensions and how can transnational citizenship education respond? What are the consequences of social injustice for the living worlds of young adults, and why is the city of Glasgow a fascinating mirror of the dynamics of social and economic transformation?
These are just some of the questions the international dialogue and networking platform NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education, www.nece-conference.eu) is focusing on during its annual conference “Confronting Inequalities! The Role of Citizenship Education”.
The event will take place from 24-27 October 2019 in Glasgow and will be opened by British bestseller author Darren McGarvey (“Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of the British Underclass”). More than 20 workshops, presentations, discussions, excursions, a project market and two open spaces will tackle the challenges of growing inequality and social political transformation at different levels.
The Institute for Future Cities is delighted to be a supporter of this conference. Although the UK is not a member of the EU consortium, it is testimony to the recent initiatives being undertaken in Glasgow and Scotland to address inequalities that the conference is coming to the city. The Institute’s academic director, Dr Robert Rogerson, is giving one of the plenary sessions, and is leading one of the field trips to the east end of the city.
NECE is an initiative of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and European partner organisations. The conference is taking place in cooperation with IDEAS, WOSDEC, Institute for Future Cities, Leeds Beckett Universit, and Goethe-Institut Glasgow.
For information and registration go to: www.nece-conference.eu