EENCE Summit 2019 Results

Consortium members of the Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education (EENCE) organized the first EENCE Summit in Batumi (Georgia), from October 4 to October 6.

Summit aimed at enhancement of the sustainability of civil society in the Eastern Europe with an improved operational environment and amplified linkages to civic education in order to develop and consolidate of potential of the Citizenship Education providers and experts from Eastern Europe.

A wide variety of the formats and topics on CE were offered during the Summit sessions, led by 42 international speakers. Topics were following:

  • Civic Education: Content, Trends and Challenges – modern understanding of the CE;
  • Civic Education: how to overcome apathy and help people believe in themselves?
  • Research in Civic Education;
  • Practices that produce results: civic education for different generations (Pecha Kucha);
  • Social Entrepreneurship – as a tool for boosting civic awareness on important matters;
  • Civic Education Globally: policy and politics;
  • Researching young peoples understanding of citizenship education and identify in Europe: sturies in West and Central Europe, and possibilities of Eastern Europe;
  • Differing policies and practices with respect to CE: country cases and project examples;
  • How to make civic education sexy;
  • Digitalization of Civic Education: opportunities and contradictions;
  • Cultural practices as tools for civic education;
  • News and it’s neighbourhoods in the era of disinformation and post truth.

During the Summit, 8 winner organizations in 3 nominations has been announced as well. Information about the winners and nominations is accessible HERE.

At the third day of the Summit, Networking Open Space has been arranged to explore where innovative ideas are born, give participants experience-sharing opportunities and create partnership, develop joint projects in the sphere of Civic Education.

Esteemed Rector of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Composer and Performer Reso Kiknadze led the Session on how the notion and perception of the term Music changes and how people interact with those changes.

Around 140 participants from 15 different countries joined the Summit.

Summit developed networking opportunities and common space for members of the EENCE Network and providers of Citizenship Education from all over the Eastern Europe.

Photo gallery of the Summit is accessible on the following links:

  • Meeting of EENCE Platform Members HERE
  • 1st Day of the Summit photos HERE
  • 2nd Day of the Summit photos HERE
  • 3rd Day of the Summit photos HERE

Official promotional and informative Film on EENCE Summit is accessible HERE: 

Livestream of the First Day is accessible on the following links:

Preparation Workshop in Tbilisi (Georgia) has successfully been implemented

Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education (EENCE) Summit 2019 preparatory workshop has been successfully held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from July 10 to July 13.

Consortium of EENCE Summit organizers met to discuss about the Summit and to:

  • Develop the program of the EENCE Summit 2019;
  • Select the winners in the Nominations;
  • Develop the communication strategy;
  • Overview the mission, vision and the development strategy of the EENCE Network.

In order to enhance sustainability of civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia with an improved operational environment and amplified linkages to civic education the consortium of Network member organizations is organizing EENCE Summit from October 4 to 6, 2019, in Batumi, Georgia.

Herewith, the call for receiving applications to attend the EENCE Summit has been announced via link

The Deadline for the call is August 16, 2019.