MEDHUB workshop looks at citizenship education and active citizenship in the Euro-Mediterranean

The MEDHUB project workshop on #citizenship education and active citizenship in the Euro-Mediterranean area took place on Friday, 17 May 2019, with interesting speakers from research, higher education and policy spheres:

  • Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President of the Euro-Mediterranean University, Slovenia
  • Giuseppe Cataldi, Jean Monnet Chair, University of Naples “L’ Orientale”, Italy
  • Eva Klemenčič, Educational Research Institute, Slovenia
  • Anca Draghici, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Susana de Juana-Espinosa, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • Nada Trunk Širca, Jean Monnet Chair, ISSBS, Slovenia
  • Mojca Kleva Kekuš, former Member of the European Parliament, and Secretary General of the University of Primorska, Slovenia
  • Moderator: Špela Majcen Marušič, Communications, Outreach and External Affairs Manager, EMUNI

Panelists discussed the role of youth as vehicle for change in Europe as well as in the wider Euro-Mediterranean region. They talked about how citizens of various EU Member States and countries from the Southern rim of the Mediterranean understand citizenship education and active citizenship, what matters to youth around the Euro-Mediterranean and how they could be better motivated to engage (outside the comfort of their smartphones) on public issues that matter to them such as climate change, migration, international exchanges and other. The discussion focused also on how citizenship education could be better integrated in national (and international) curricula to enable a considerable amount of young people from the region to work towards what they consider their future.

The event resulted in Policy Recommendations and Curricula Recommendations as deliverables in the framework of the MedHub project.