The EU CONVINCE project seeks to provide teachers, other education personnel, school leaders, as well as the education institution community as a whole with tools and methods to deliver inclusive quality education to all and better deal with citizenship related issues both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities.

Advisory Group

  • Odile Cordelier SNES-FSU France
  • Claudio Franchi FLC-CGIL Italy
  • Janina Glaeser GEW Germany
  • Laura Widger Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland
  • Daniel Wisniewski EFEE EU
  • Fred Verboon ESHA EU

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In recent years, terrorist attacks, violent radicalisation, extremism and xenophobia have surged across Europe and are posing a threat not only to the safety of its citizens but also the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, tolerance, equality, non-discrimination, respect for the rule of law, human rights and solidarity. Within this context, the role of education, and in particular, of teachers, school leaders and educational staff reveals to be crucial so as to promote democratic citizenship and social inclusion in diverse educational contexts and learning environments.

EU CONVINCE is a joint project of ETUCE (European Trade Union Committee for Education), EFEE (European Federation of Education Employers) and ESHA (European School Heads Association) which seeks to provide teachers, other education personnel, school leaders, as well as the education institution community as a whole with tools and methods to deliver inclusive quality education to all and better deal with citizenship related issues both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. The project is a direct answer to the current challenges, but also opportunities, of multiculturalism, diversity and social inclusion.

Topics to be addressed

'Declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education’ adopted by EU Education National Ministers in Paris in March 2015 aims to enhance the acquisition of social, civic and intercultural competences, as well as critical-thinking and mutual understanding, foster respect and intercultural dialogue through all forms of learning, understanding and ownership of fundamental values, and combat discrimination on all grounds, in particular, as regards students at risk of marginalisation or social exclusion.

Built on the Paris Declaration and ETUCE resolution on ‘Education for Democracy’ adopted in the multiannual conference of Belgrade in December 2016, the project covers the following topics:

  • Civic education and democratic-school culture;
  • Teaching in multicultural learning contexts for intercultural dialogue;
  • Teaching controversial and sensitive issues;
  • E-safety issues: Misinformation, digital responsibility and ICT critical-thinking;
  • School-leadership and ‘the whole school approach’;
  • Inclusive education as a tool to prevent violent radicalisation and extremism.

Project Poster

Research Report

Joint Statement on Citizenship Education & EU Common Values

Joint statement on Inclusive Schools Within the Context of Diverse Societies

Workshops and Conference Reports

Project Newsletter