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From May 13 -15, 2016 the second Civic Education Conference will take place in Tunisia. Building on the first one which took place in December 2013 in Alexandria, the conference through a participatory approach will focus on assessing the development of the sector, build on the 60 recommendations, and update them in an effort to align to the current context ensuring relevance.

Working around 4 core thematic areas: 1 ) Arts and Culture, 2) Equality and Diversity, 3) Rule of Law, and 4) Educating for Engagement; the conference will be exploring through plenaries and working sessions on outreach, terminology, policies, and stakeholders’ engagement.

Plenaries will offer a number of impulses to present questions of common concerns. Parallel sessions are offered to allow interaction among participants and speakers from a variety of backgrounds.

Conference languages: English/Arabic

Conference Program and Workshops The conference program, including the allocation of the participants to the respective workshops according to their wishes, is currently being finalized and you will receive further information on this prior to the conference.

Day 1: Friday, 13 May 2016

13:00 – 15:00: Arrival and Registration

15:00 – 16:00: Opening Remarks

16:00 – 17:30: Keynote Speeches

17:30 – 18:00: Coffee Break

18:00 – 19:30: Panel Discussion – Arts and culture:
Are arts and culture a tool or a principle of civic education? This thematic will examine the interplay between these two perspectives and how it is reflected in the civic education sector of the MENA region

19:45 – 20:30: Speed Dating

20:30 – 22:30: Reception



Day 2: Saturday, 14 May 2016

9:00 – 10:30: Panel Discussion - Rule of Law:
From rule of man to rule of law: how can civic education instill the principles of accountability, due process and transparency? This thematic will be looking at the needed societal transformation and consequent educational needs to accompany this change process.

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30: Panel Discussion - Equality and Diversity:
From assimilation to inclusiveness: what is the spectrum of integration for a cohesive society? This thematic will be exploring the role of civic education in instilling principles of tolerance, inclusiveness and integration in communities.

12:30 – 13:00: Coffee Break

13:00 – 14:30: Panel Discussion - Educating for Engagement:
From formal curriculum to the informal sector, how is our youth educated? This thematic will dive into methods and practices across Europe and MENA to identify successful models and their challenges.

14:30 – 16:00: Lunch & Opening of the Project Market Place

16:00 – 18:30: Parallel Workshops: World Café
1) Arts and Culture, 2) Equality and Diversity, 3) Rule of law 4) Educating for engagement

19:30 – 22:00: Cultural Evening



Day 3: Sunday, 15 May 2016

9:00 – 9:30: Plenary:
Summary of previous days and preliminary conclusions

9:30 – 12:30: Parallel Workshops – finalizing recommendations
1) Arts and Culture, 2) Equality and Diversity, 3) Rule of law, 4) Educating for Engagement

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Plenary:
Reporting back and validating the recommendations

15:00 – 16:00: Closing Keynote Speech

16:00 – 17:30: Closing Remarks

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