Pointers to active citizenship in education policies in Europe
School plays an important part in educating young people for citizenship. It may contribute to their grounding as active citizens through the content of its teaching, but also in encouraging pupils to assume responsibilities in the mini-societies that schools and their local communities represent. School opportunities for training in citizenship have been introduced in one form or another in all European countries. The position of citizenship education in the curriculum, it aims, recommended forms of active participation in school affairs, and the training given to teachers so that they... acquire the skills needed to offer this kind of provision are the central issues covered in a study by Eurydice in 2005 entitled Citizenship Education at School in Europe.