What is EENCE?
East European Network for Citizenship Education — it is a Network of organizations and experts working in the field of Civic Education in the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia. The Network was founded in 2015 with the support of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung).
Reason for creating EENCE?
The mission of the Network is to have a tangible contribution to the sustainable development of the civil society in the Eastern Partnership region and Russia through widening the citizenship education sphere and developing the capacity of the institutions and experts in the field.
How many Members are in EENCE?
The Network includes 37 organizations and 13 experts from 9 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Great Britain, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia).
How to become a Member of EENCE?
Any organizations or experts from the public, state or research sector implementing programs, projects, studies and other activities in the field of Civic Education in the Eastern Partnership region, as well as in Russia, can apply for Membership in EENCE. The first step to joining the Network is to sign the EENCE Memorandum
Who controls the EENCE?
The supreme body is the General Assembly of Network Members, which is held annually. At least once every two years, reporting/election meeting of the Network members is held. Participation (offline or online) in the General Assembly is open to all registered members of EENCE.
The Coordination Council is the main governing body of the network between the reporting/election meetings.
Who is on the EENCE Coordination Council?
Since October 2019, the Network Coordinating Council has included Tatevik Hakobyan (Armenia), Narine Teknejyan (Armenia), Kristine Kandelaki (Georgia), Vitaut Rudnik (Belarus), Helga Melnik (Belarus), Yuri Petrushenko (Ukraine)
How is EENCE organized?
Thematic Working Groups are created and operate within the Network. The theme of the working group can cover any relevant issues related to Civic Education and relevant Mission and priorities of the Network.
For the implementation of joint projects within the Network, consortia may be created, which include member organizations of the Network, interested in implementing a particular project
Where can I learn more about the rules of EENCE inner life?
Please read our Network Regulations
What is democratic Сitizenship Education and Human Rights Education?
We share the concepts stated in Council of Europe Charter:
Education for democratic citizenship means education, training, awareness raising, information, practices and activities which aim, by equipping learners with knowledge, skills and understanding and developing their attitudes and behaviour, to empower them to exercise and defend their democratic rights and responsibilities in society, to value diversity and to play an active part in democratic life, with a view to the promotion and protection of democracy and the rule of law
Human rights education means education, training, awareness raising, information, practices and activities which aim, by equipping learners with knowledge, skills and understanding and developing their attitudes and behaviour, to empower learners to contribute to the building and defence of a universal culture of human rights in society, with a view to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.