Category Civic Education WG

Open Call for Job Shadowers!

Are you interested in getting involved in AEGEE at the European level?

Are you willing to strive for more Civic Education in Europe?
Are you curious to know how the CEWG is working?

Are you full of energy and motivation and looking to take up an incredible challenge?

Then the next Civic Education Working Group (CEWG) might be right for you! Want to find out? Send us a short email at and job-shadow us for a few weeks (from end of March until the Agora). You will get the opportunity to join our weekly skype meetings, learn about our activities and projects and even take part to some of them. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!!
Deadline: 24th March!
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Winners of Debate competition

Dear friends of debating,

two weeks ago the final of the debate competition took place at EPM Zagreb. 4 teams debated against each other on the proposal “This house believes that national referendums should be forbidden in representative democracies”. It was a very intense and complex debate. After the debate, the four judges Ivan Bielik, Eyrin Kyriakidi, Bálint Toronyai and Dorothea Harles announced the winners of the competition, the new proud owners of the two Interrail tickets: Winners_DebateDomen Brus and Alvaro Gonzales. The team was chosen because of their in depth analysis of the topic and the comprehensibility of their speeches. Watch the detailed results here. If you missed EPM and want to know what a debate looks like, take a look at the webpage where you can watch and listen to one deba...

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The finalists of the debate competition by CEWG


Dear all,

we are proud to announce the finalists for the debate competition at EPM! One week is left preparing the big moment when the four teams will debate on the topic “This house believes that national referendums should be forbidden in representative democracies.”

Here are the competitors:

Team 1: Aleksandar Karatosho+Marijana Asprovska  

Team 2: Álvaro González+Domen Brus  

Team 3: Willem Laurentzen+Lisan Viveen  

Team 4: Borja Torres+Jesús Pérez Gil  

The winning team will receive Interrail Tickets, with which they can travel through whole Europe.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the pre-round! It were really interesting debates...

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+Open Call+ Debate Competition at EPM


Dear AEGEEans, Participants of the EPM,

We are proud to announce that the Debate Competition of the Civic Education Working Group (CEWG) will take place at the EPM! #Debate your way to a European journey!

Do you like discussing social issues? Do you want to improve your skills in speaking in front of an audience? Ever wanted to know how competitive debating works? And do you love travelling? Then this competition is perfect for you!

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Open Call SU with the whole CEWG


Last summer (2016) AEGEE-Warszawa hosted the whole Civic Education Working Group to provide a SU about Civic Education; “Get Civic, Get Educated”. The training were creative, full of fun. Given the passion of the trainers, the session were a real pleasure. Often the conversation continued outside the workshops around some local delicacies. It was an amazing experience that had a great impact on all the participants. We all came back with the envy to know more about the current world but also with the will to find concrete solutions to the multiple current world crisis.

It is up to us to grab the opportunity to become actors of a positive change. If you want to be the local hosting the CEWG ? Just contact us :

Civically yours !

Alexia Thomas

for the CEWG

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European Citizens’ Initiative: More Than Education – Shaping Active and Responsible Citizens

Dear Network, pic4externals

Do you believe that Europe is at a crucial moment in its history, and that our democracies are increasingly threatened and under pressure? Do you believe that the education of young people should go beyond their preparation for the labour market? Do you believe that high-quality education of civic competences is indispensable in developing and securing democratic societies?

Then YOU should join us in the fight for a more democratic and a more educated Europe!

We, AEGEEans coming from all over Europe, are using the first-ever tool for direct democracy at the transnational level to put Civic Education on the European political agenda: the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI)! The challenge that we have taken up is to collect 1.000...

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CEWG 2016-17 Newsletter#1 – October 2016

Read the awesome newsletter of the Civic Education Working Group (CEWG) ( and learn about their activities and how you can support them!
Not subscribed yet? Go to their site and click on Subscribe or directly subscribe to the mailing list (just click here). We promise it will not fill in your inbox with spam – just one, single newsletter a month.

Stay Civic, stay Educated!


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+open call+ Topics for debate competition

Dear members, dear working and interest groups,

The civic education working group is looking for topics that you care about.


We are going to organize a debate competition next year. In this competition we want to use the opportunity to give a voice to topics on which AEGEEans work and which they want to discuss in the network.

Working and interest groups and also members know very well about their fields and important topics and what are critical points in them. Therefore, we would like to give you the opportunity to share with us the topics you wish to see discussed on european level and with a big audience!

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+Open Call+ Join the Civic Education Working Group

It is my great pleasure to invite you to apply for becoming a member or the policy officer of the new Civic Education Working Group!

As recently elected new coordinator of the Civic Education Working Group 2016-2017 at Spring Agora Bergamo, I have received the important task to build a new highly-motivated team for the next year (starting from August).

What is civic education?

Civic education is what teaches knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for citizens to be active and responsible. It addresses fields such as human rights, democratic participation, inter-cultural communication, sustainability, etc.

What is the Civic Education Working Group (CEWG)?

In line with the four Focus Areas of AEGEE-Europe, there are currently four Working Groups. Because we believe in AEGEE that civic educa...

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Debating Toolkit released

The long awaited Debating Toolkit is out! It is a very simple and short but at the same time comprehensive instruction how to organise debates in your local. Definitely worth taking a look at. We really aim to let debating live in our locals, so we strongly encourage you to organize one – debating is fun!
If you have any doubts about organizing debating events in you local now, you can always contact us via
We wish you many fruitful debates and do not forget to share the toolkit with your friends:


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