The Association for New Education (Arbeitskreis Neue Erziehung e.V.) will host an international conference "Democratic Education in the New Europe - Challenges for Parents and Families" on 2nd and 3rd March 2009 in Berlin.
European societies continue to develop based on new ethnic, political, religious and cultural diversity. The conference will offer a forum to discuss the approach to early democratic education in families and experiences about their feasibility as well as to exchange already existing strategies and models from various countries and to learn from each other.
Issues like: "What challenges do parents and families face?", "What kind of support do they need so that democratic co-existence will be successful?", "What do children and youths need to develop active democratic basic attitudes?" will be discussed.
After the conference the Arbeitskreis Neue Erziehung e.V will establish an European network called "New Democratic Education" which continues and spreads the debate. If you or your partner organisations are interested in co-founding the network, the organisers will appreciate your participation.