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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


Die EU und die Medien: Europapolitische Bildungsarbeit im Klassenzimmer

The annual conference of the network "EUrope in Schoolsl", organized by polis, highlights important aspects of the topic with regard to the role of the media in reporting on the European Union. The conference will take place in cooperation with the Salzburg University of Teacher Education.

Target group: school administration, teachers and multipliers from the media area.

For further information see:


PH Salzburg

Second Annual Meeting on Human Rights Education in Austria

The second annual meeting on human rights education in Austria will take place on 10 and 11 December 2019, again in cooperation with the Centre for Multilingualism, Migration & Human Rights Education (Ko.M.M.M.) and the Centre for Citizenship Education (ZPB). On the two days there will be lectures, workshops and a marketplace. Michael Lysander Fremuth will give a lecture on "Universal Human Rights" on December 11th.

University College of Teacher Education, Grenzackerstraße 18, 1100 Vienna

#atpb19_ Start der Aktionstage Politische Bildung 2019

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The nationwide campaign of the Ministry of Education, coordinated by polis, will take place from "World Book Day" on April 23 to "Europe Day" on May 9. During 17 days, nine events in each federal country and eight online offers will be offered to Austrian schools and to all those, who are interested in citizenship education. You can look forward to a diverse program (German).

EUrope at school Network

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.



First Vienna Protest Path


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