Considering both aspects relating to knowledge and action training, constitutes a key-word for CesUE.
CesUE aims at reaching knowledge and raising knowledge so as to act, being aware of the fact that in the field of Social Sciences and History knowing means acting.
CesUE has always carried out training for trainers at all educational level, as well as for pupils attending the last 3 years of secondary school. Our next step will be to involve also under 17 pupils, and all those adults who benefit from training courses co-funded by the European Union.
European Civic Education and the Nurturing of Diversity - interdisciplinary themes through which foster a democratic and multilevel active citizenship - are crucial to CesUE training activities.
European Civic Education: what a stranger! The relationship between “Europe” and its citizens – whatever their age – is paradoxical. Indeed, notwithstanding the 60 years of benefits – let’s think to growth, wealth, enhancement of democracy in a globalized world, social and environmental sustainability, and so forth – Europe is little known or deformed by stereotypes. As a result, misunderstandings and skepticism towards the European Union is (further) tarnishing general loyalty to the ideal of European unity.
CesUE was established in order to address this challenge, and to innovate the way European citizens are trained and informed about European Union issues. Indeed, we do believe that citizens might play a pivotal role in shaping the ongoing integration process.
CesUE sees European unity as one of the most urgent among current issues. Hence, to the purpose to foster multilevel participation, we need to form a European civic consciousness.
The number 39 of the series I Quaderni della Ricerca di Loescher is in all the bookshops. Born from the multi-level experiences of the Accordo di Programma and the pilot group to introduce the European dimension in the teaching of "Citizenship and Constitution" in the Italian school system.
The CesUE's founders contributed as experts to the work of the pilot group and in the volume with three essays.