Given the many crises the world is facing, international partnerships and trust are necessary now more than ever. In a time of so much social and political fracture, transatlantic relations between Germany and the U.S. need to focus on working together even more. Both have important lessons for the other, and civic education plays a key role in the political sphere and in democracy building particularly. It provides orientation, structure, and critical thinking, especially for young people who feel increasingly disconnected. The professionals in this field on both sides of the Atlantic struggle with some overlapping and some distinct challenges, particularly in regard to youth work.
This session will present lessons learned and promising practices from the 2021/2022 Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators (TECE), which was designed to foster dialogue and create new ideas in the field of civic education in both countries. This fellowship is an exemplary model of strengthening connections between the two countries, building sustainable cooperation at local and international levels, and providing benefits to professional and youth generations.
The workshop will give a brief overview of the fellowship program, including the structure, activities, and resulting collaborations. It will highlight one project within the program, which focuses on history as an entry point and spotlights younger voices, taking cues from what they see as crucial topics, important lessons, and transformative experiences.
Uhrzeit: 09:00 bis 10:30 Uhr, Congress Centrum Weimarhalle
Die Veranstaltung findet im Rahmen des 15. Bundeskongress Politische Bildung 2023 in Weimar statt.