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polis aktuell – periodical publication of polis – Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools
Each month between 16 and 20 pages will be given over to a particular topic of citizenship education intended for teachers and multipliers: an editorial piece with general background information on the topic, exercises for the classroom, tips for links and background reading. polis aktuell can be subscribed in digital and printed version.
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edition polis
polis publishes teaching materials on different kinds of topics e.g. gender, European integration, citizenship education, consumer education. Each publication comprises background information on the topic, as well as plenty of exercises for the classroom.
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polis electronic newsletter
Teachers are informed every six weeks about current publications, events and news concerning citizenship education and human rights education.

polis annual report
The report gives you an overview of the focul points, projects and activities of polis. Besides you can find here the tenth anniversary brochure of polis.

1958 till 1968: Konstruktion einer neuen österreichischen Identität

After the Second World War, Austria was faced with the challenge of "nation building": German nationalism, which had shaped politics in the interwar period, was discredited; the "victim myth" demanded the construction of a new Austrian identity and the demarcation of Germany.

Further information and downloads can be found in the German version here.

1948 till 1958: The Second Republic– Reconstruction und Independency

Due to the genocides and crimes committed in the Second World War the protection of fundamental and human rights received great attention, which the United Nations (UN) immediately adopted after the end of the war. With the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (AEMR) of 1948, many UN member states agreed for the first time on a worldwide catalog of values.

1938 bis 1948: Austria and the Second World War– between hope and fanaticism

With the "Anschluss", which opened the way for National Socialist Germany to Czechoslovakia and the Balkans, the Austrian Republic became the so-called "Ostmark" under the leadership of the National Socialist Party. Both the Second World War and the National Socialist extermination policy bear witness to the destructive power of a fanaticism that claimed millions of lives.


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