Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education
The network was established in 2015 as a focus group within NECE with a vision to promote the exchange of non-formal civic education experience between states and non-governmental professionals from the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia, as well as to endorse networking with the EU countries within the focus group as well as with other NECE focus groups.
The intention of the network is to create a platform for the long-term exchange between groups, providing the opportunity to discuss goals, subjects, formats, current needs and projects, as well as challenges that may be faced in the realm of civic education in the individual countries. The application for membership is possible by signing the Memorandum of EENCE. The goal of this network is to boost the quality of Citizenship Education in the region. The development of the EENCE progresses based on NECE inter alia, which aims to provide transparency approaches in Citizenship Education generally, and to inspire transnational discussions on the topics and challenges faced in the field. Specifically, the EENCE aims:
to build mutual understanding on the value of “Citizenship Education” in the region and to create common ground for synergy and networking;
to foster cooperation between practitioners, trainers, educators, project managers, researches and civil servants, who work in the field of formal and non-formal Citizenship Education, and to empower them to have their say on a national, regional and international level; to foster regional cooperation in the field of Citizenship Education, to provide expertise and networking activities among network members, as well as the exchange of practices.
The EENCE is steered by the Coordination Council. The members (2019-2021) of the Council are:
Tatevik Hakobyan, Armenia, “Armenian Women’s Republican Council” NGO
Kristine Kandelaki, Georgia, NGO Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia
Helga Melnik, Belarus, Independent expert
Yuriy Petrushrenko, Ukraine, Public Union “Ukrainian Adult Education Association”
Vitaut Rudnik, Belarus, NGO, “Third Sector”
Narine Teknejan, Armenia, Youth is Power NGO
Svetlana Alenitskaya, Germany, Federal Agency for Civic Education
The EENCE is financially supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany with financial and content support of Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany.