In the year 2011 Active Citizenship is at the forefront in Europe, citizens driving social transformation and cohesion, strengthening our common European values and building a strong alliance to counteract the ongoing economic crisis and subsequent nationalistic trends. The CDRSEE contributes with a busy workplan for 2011 that puts a strong focus on working towards a better understanding of history and societal developments, and thus contributing to the current debate around diversity.
The solid results already achieved with the Joint History Project in Southeast Europe will be further strengthened, including training more teachers throughout the region, especially in rural areas; developing more multi-perspective history teaching materials; applying the project methodology to educational subjects other than history; and replicating the project in other regions of the world.
The goal is to convey to our youth the competences required to become tolerant citizens who are empowered to defend and promote democratic values. The CDRSEE also offers meaningful opportunities for volunteerism and alternatives forms of learning to motivated youth, on average 8 internships per year were completed and places are available for 2011.