polis - Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools
The First Vienna Protest Walk is already preparing for the commemorative year 2018 and offers from 20 November 2017 two new stations funded by the Ministry of Education: The already existing station on the right to vote is extended by a chapter on women's suffrage and a new station is dedicated to the history and importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The opening will take place on 20 November with the 6D class of AHS Rahlgasse. From this day on, information about the new stations is available online (in German).
The new report on Citizenship Education at School in Europe gives an overview of what policies exist to regulate citizenship education across Europe.
The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools provided the data for Austria. Each chapter is complemented by a case study. Austria is represented in the curriculum reform History and Social Studies / Citizenship Education Sek I (2016).
Details see German version
The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools wishes all headmasters, teachers and students a pleasant start to the new school year! In the german version you will find some information, which can be helpful for autumn planning.
European policies is an essential part of citizenship education. The discussion with European questions and topics, is part of the educational principle "Citizenship Education as a Cross-curricular" as well as the curricula for History and Social Studies / Citizenship Education Sec I and Sec II.
The network has set itself the task of strengthening the value of European Citizenship Education in schools. Synergies should be used to integrate the topic of Europe well into the classroom.
On the occasion of the "Citizenship Days" campaign, a free workshop on the topic "Discrimination and Racism in the Net and how to deal with it: The No Hate Speech Movement" was raffled by the Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools.
Between 23 April (World Book Day) and 9 May (Europe Day) the main event series on Citizenship Education in Austria invites this year already for the 15th time with more than 200 activities to participate. The Citizenship Days are an annual nationwide campaign, initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and coordinated by polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools which is located at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. The campaign aims to raise and strengthen public awareness of Citizenship Education and Human Rights Education.