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EACEA National Policies Platform


9. Youth and the World

9.7 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 20 November 2020

Many secondary schools organize discussions on (global) citizenship education. Citizenship is integrated in the curriculum of schools (9.4), but more than a few schools experience difficulties fulfilling this task. There is no ultimate effective method to address (global) citizenship. Sometimes schools only pay little or minimal attention to the theme. The Dutch Platform Education 2032 wrote a plea for a strong anchoring of citizenship education in education in 2016. This should be followed up with the government and schools. Expected is that in the future (global) citizenship will have a stronger position in the school’s curriculum.