Action Area V

The important role of education to build and sustain democratic societies is widely recognized and embedded in national education laws and policies of many countries. However, there is often a discrepancy between policies and their implementation in practice.


Countries involved in EWC partnerships with national and local authorities


Oral and written contributions
to policy makers


Expert groups working on policy

Yet, many countries are only now undergoing education reforms embracing a more competence-based approach, with a focus on civic competences to prepare children and young people to be active citizens in future.  

To successfully implement policies in practice, a number of measures needs to be taken, including professional development of educators, the development and provision of adequate learning materials, and building strong partnerships between different actors in education.

Recent EWC contributions to policy

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