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Title: More than education - Shaping active and responsible citizens
Current status: Insufficient support
Commission registration number: ECI(2016)000003
Date of registration: 06/10/2016
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Subject-matter: A set of incentive measures, including support and monitoring, to develop citizenship education in curricula on all levels of formal education throughout Europe, aimed at shaping democratic citizens.
Main objectives: A democratic society relies on the citizens' participation, shared values and capability of critical thinking. The Commission should support member states in their responsibility to enable young people from all backgrounds to develop competencies for participating responsibly in society. To promote cohesion, action should be coordinated throughout the Union, by setting a long-term agenda, creating benchmarks, providing support to states, doing periodic evaluations and sharing best practice.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Article 165 and 166 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Paul Lambertus SMITS -
  • Substitute: Joanna Maria PANKOWSKA -
  • Other members: Guido Kabir TROISI, Esther HILLMER, Monica Ştefania CIURARU, Pablo PALAZON, Domen BRUS
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding: