Teaching Citizenship: 7th International Conference of Childrens Identity and Citizenship in Europe N (Teaching Citizenship)

Venue: University of Ljubljana

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Event Date/Time: May 19, 2005 End Date/Time: May 21, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 17, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Apr 25, 2005
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This conference will be directed at lecturers and researchers concerned with children and young people’s understanding of citizenship and of the development of young people’s identity in the changing context of Europe. The conference will be interdisciplinary, and include education studies, social psychology, sociology, and lecturers concerned with the pre-service education of professionals who will work with children and young people – teachers, pre-school workers, social pedagogues, youth workers, etc.

The focus on “Teaching Citizenship” at this conference refers both to how children and young people learn about citizenship, and to how teachers and other professionals are prepared to teach citizenship. The conference will address theoretical and practical issues in teaching citizenship in pre-schools, schools and higher education.

Programme and Keynote speakers

The conference will start at 3.00 pm on Thursday 19th May 2005. Following a welcome from the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Cveta Razdevšek Puèko, there will be keynote papers from
· Dr Robi Kroflic, University of Ljubljana
· Dr Cathie Holden, University of Exeter
· Prof Alistair Ross, International Coordinator, CiCe Thematic Network

There will be papers and plenary sessions held on the Friday and the Saturday. Abstracts of all papers will be sent to registered delegates in advance, and copies of all papers received will be available on a secure conference Internet site from late April.

There will be a Conference Reception on Thursday evening, and a Conference Dinner on Saturday evening.

Conference Proceedings will be published later in 2005.

Call for Papers, Symposia and Workshops

All proposals must be submitted by 17 January 2005. Proposals must include the name(s) and institutions of the authors, a maximum of 250 words narrative summary. Proposals must relate to the conference theme. The Scientific Committee will select papers in mid February. Accepted papers (maximum length 3000 words) should be submitted by 25 April 2005, and will be published in advance on a secure conference Internet site. Selected papers will be published in edited conference proceedings.

Proposals should be submitted:
Electronically by our website: htpp://www.north.londonmet.ac.uk/cice/en/cs.htm
e-mail: cice@unl.ac.uk
post: CiCe Coordination Unit, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University, 166 – 220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB, UK
fax: +44 207 133 4219

Papers will be given a 30-minute slot for presentation and discussion.

Symposia are invited from groups of people presenting 3 or 4 papers on a linked theme: they will have a 90-minute slot for presentation and discussion. Proposals must include the names and synopses of each paper, as well as the name of the symposium organiser

Workshops or demonstrations will be given up to 90 minutes.


The registration fee (below) covers the costs of documentation, conference facilities, and a copy of the Proceedings. It also includes the Thursday evening Reception; lunch on Friday and Saturday; the Conference Dinner on Saturday evening, and incidental coffees, etc. Registered delegate also have access to the website on which conference papers are posted before the conference.

Conference delegates are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Registration Fee:

CiCe member institutions: first two delegates: no charge
all subsequent delegates: 180 euro each
Non-CiCe institutions: all delegate: 350 Euros

Institutions joining CiCe for 2005-2006: 180 euros per delegate
(membership must be confirmed by 15 February 2005)

Research Students (Full-time; proof of status to accompany booking): 50b euros each (excluding conference Dinner)

Cancellations before 18 April: 50% refund

Conference Registrations should be submitted:
Electronically by our website: http//www.north.londonmet.ac.uk/cice/en/cb.htm
e-mail: cice@unl.ac.uk
post: CiCe Coordination Unit, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University, 166 – 220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB, UK
fax: +44 207 133 4219


Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe is one of the Erasmus programme’s Thematic Networks. Founded in 1998, we link some 90 universities in 20 European countries, all of whom are concerned with the education of people who will work professionally with children and young people, from birth to 20, in the area of understanding citizenship and developing identity. We are particularly concerned with these issues in the changing context of Europe.

CiCe has held annual conferences since 1999. We have a series of working parties who have prepared guideline documents on a wide range of issues for staff in Higher Education; we are developing a comprehensive web-based library of information; and a group of members are developing a European Masters Programme in Citizenship Education in Europe. Details of our activities can be found on our website at http://www.north.londonmet.ac.uk/cice/start.htm.

We welcome applications from Departments who would like to join the Network. We are currently planning a new major cycle of activities from October 2005, and new members would be very welcome to participate in these. Details on how to join may be obtained by email from cice@unl.ac.uk.