The aim of the ENGAGE project is to study policies, frames, settings and conditions for citizenship education with children aged 8 to 12 in six European countries. Besides identifying policy frames, approaches, concepts and existing practice the project aims at supporting educational staff with exemplary materials which support interactive, fun, innovative, multilingual democratic learning on


European policy frames: Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights is core of and crucial for any democratic society. All over Europe a random dozen of policies asks for a broad involvement and say of children and youth on their participation in policies, of developing child-friendly and child-adequate spaces and procedures in closer community and broader society on



ENGAGE - learning democracy with children aged 8-12 (Vol. I)

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Key Findings from the studies on citizenship education with children aged 8-12
in six European countries on
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Recommendations on citizenship education with children aged 8-12:
Horizons - Needs - Obstacles - Opportunities on
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Country reports: A theoretical desk research and a questionnaire-based field research have been arranged throughout 2015 in six European countries: Spain, UK, France, Germany, Austria and Poland. Extensive expert interviews have been conducted, talks with resource groups and online questionnaires, which have been evaluated and discussed with a group of national field experts in each country …read on


Teaching Material:

ENGAGE - learning democracy with children aged 8-12
(Vol. II)

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Citizenship Education: Broadly speaking, the educational field tends to perceive citizenship education as a very broad concept in terms of its fields, role and teaching and learning strategies. The objective of citizenship education includes understanding the relevance of our own identity and that of others, the relationship between the individual and the community on


Project coordination of ENGAGE: Ramy Cham, Chargé de projets européens
CIDEM – Association Civisme et Démocratie
167, Boulevard de la Villette – 75010 Paris
Tel : 01 80 05 18 94 – Fax : 01 80 05 18 91



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The project ENGAGE has been funded with support from the EU-ERASMUS+ programme |2014-1-FR01-KA200-008747|. This publication reflects the views of the authors only and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.