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European Citizenship Education for New Europeans

The European Union is in need of new European Citizens not least to satisfy the needs of its labour markets. At the same time, people fleeing war, persecution and poverty keep arriving at the shores of the European Union. Most of them stay and, by doing so, become part of the group of New Europeans.
Coming from completely different cultural and historical contexts, sometimes combined with an individual low educational background, most of them have only a rudimentary knowledge of the European Union: the European idea, its history and mechanisms and the opportunities it offers to its (active) citizens are unknown to most recently arrived migrants.  
Additionally, many migrants in the EU- mostly those residing in the EU’s southern member states- tend to be rather confronted with the limitations that the European framework (keyword: Dublin Regulation, sanctioning of secondary movements) has on their lives.

Currently European Citizenship Education (ECE) for this target group is not done sufficiently or is done with inappropriate material and methods which do not lead to the desired results.

Therefore, migration_miteinander together with its European partners decided to launch the project ECENE (platform for European Citizenship Education for New Europeans) in order to realize the following objectives:

  • collecting of well-founded data on the target group’s knowledge of the EU and its attitude towards it
  • production of high quality material on ECE for New Europeans to be accessible for concerned actors and to be constantly developed and updated
  • enhanced professional exchange between concerned actors Europe-wide and the construction of a European network

European Citizenship Education for New Europeans

The European Union is in need of new European Citizens not least to satisfy the needs of its labour markets. At the same time, people fleeing war, persecution and poverty keep arriving at the shores of the European Union. Most of them stay and, by doing so, become part of the group of New Europeans.
Coming from completely different cultural and historical contexts, sometimes combined with an individual low educational background, most of them have only a rudimentary knowledge of the European Union: the European idea, its history and mechanisms and the opportunities it offers to its (active) citizens are unknown to most recently arrived migrants.  
Additionally, many migrants in the EU- mostly those residing in the EU’s southern member states- tend to be rather confronted with the limitations that the European framework (keyword: Dublin Regulation, sanctioning of secondary movements) has on their lives.

Currently European Citizenship Education (ECE) for this target group is not done sufficiently or is done with inappropriate material and methods which do not lead to the desired results.

Therefore, migration_miteinander together with its European partners decided to launch the project ECENE (platform for European Citizenship Education for New Europeans) in order to realize the following objectives:

  • collecting of well-founded data on the target group’s knowledge of the EU and its attitude towards it
  • production of high quality material on ECE for New Europeans to be accessible for concerned actors and to be constantly developed and updated
  • enhanced professional exchange between concerned actors Europe-wide and the construction of a European network