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October 4-6, Batumi, Georgia

In order to enhance sustainability of civil society in the Eastern Europe with an improved operational environment and amplified linkages to civic education the EENCE Summit 2019 was held in Batumi, Georgia on October 4-6, 2019.

The EENCE Summit is a uniquely vibrant event in regards to its type and scale, which brings together the enthusiasts of citizenship education, stakeholders and influencers in the field and encourages them to shape the world of citizenship education based on the practice and examples developed by Network member countries.

About the EENCE Summit 2019
About the EENCE Summit 2019

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.

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.