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polis - Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools supports teachers in putting citizenship education into practice. It works under contract to the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education/Department for Citizenship Education. The Centre provides teaching materials, acts as information and consultation platform, offers formation and continuing education for teachers, as well as workshops for students. Apart from knowledge transfer activities, the Centre also engages in awareness-raising and sensitisation for all issues concerning politics, democracy, human rights, consumer education and the strengthening of social skills.

The main tasks of polis are, among others:

  • Website
  • Twitter and Facebook: @Zentrum_polis,
  • Information brochure for teachers polis aktuell
  • publishing (Edition polis) and distributing of teaching materials on civic education
  • In-service teacher trainings
  • Workshops for school classes
  • Organization of events, e.g. Austrian Citizenship Days
  • Implementation and coordination of various projects, e.g. Vienna protest path, Competition for Civic Education, dictionary of politics for young people
  • Coordination of a teacher’s network
  • Consultation and support for teachers

⇒ annual reports


TDI'18 - Days of Diversity and Inclusion

This year's event has the motto: "Merely being there is not enough. Inclusion and didactics - professional ways to inclusion." To contribute to the realization of this motto from the mission statement of the University College of Teacher Education Vienna, the Inclusive Education Office (BIB) in cooperation with the Competence Center for Multilingualism, Migration and Human Rights Education (Ko.MMM), the Working Group for Equal Treatment and the Center for Citizenship Education warmly invites to the "Days of Diversity and Inclusion at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna" on 16 and 17 October 2018. 

Pädagogische Hochschule Wien, Grenzackerstraße, 1100 Wien

99 years of women's suffrage. 69 years Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Stations on the Vienna Protest Walk

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).