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Active citizens / Citizen education

17
04
2019

European populism, democracy and participation

European politics in recent years has been concerned with the rise and popularity of populism, especially among younger generations. Populist political options – it is argued – are gaining unprecedented success and are beginning to pose a systemic threat to the well-being of all European democracies. These are the empirical facts, as much as they are political and media claims that emerge ahead of the European Parliament elections, on which the dynamics of European politics in the coming period will depend.

04
03
2019

DETECT - Enhancing Digital Citizenship

Gong is participating in the implementation of the DETECT - Enhancing Digital Citizenship project, which aims to empower teachers and young people to recognize manipulative publications in social networks and resilience to the effects of disinformative political propaganda.

07
05
2018

Civic Education in Schools

GONG is currently working on training teachers to acquire the skills to teach students about civic engagement and participation in policy making. Because GONG believes in civic participation, it included an “Education for Citizenship Literacy” module in its curriculum to educate teachers about political decision-making processes and civic engagement. Workshops on these topics were held for professional teachers in Sisak and Pazin in March and Rijeka in April. In June, the workshops are planned for teachers in Primorsko-goranska County and Osijek.

18
04
2018

Media Literacy in Schools

An educational program for educators and teachers tackling media literacy is one of the most important educational programs that GONG has designed. It aims to equip teachers to properly educate and inform their students about the significance of media literacy today. The program also focuses on teaching students how to develop a critical approach towards newspaper, electronic and digital media.

06
11
2017

Ambassadors of Solidarity

Intercultural learning involves learning about differences, other cultures and their customs, openness of communication, building relationships with others, and developing awareness that building a community in which we live is only possible with the involvement of all of its participants.

30
08
2017

Teaching Interculturalisam for Solidarity & Inclusive Society

From 2 to 7 of July, a joint seminar by GONG and Nansen Dialogue centre was held in the city of Zadar in Croatia.

19
10
2015

The media's balance between free speech and hate speech and how to develop media literacy in education and society

The conference between freedom of speech and hate speech – media literacy in the education system and society was held on October 16, 2015 at Journalists House, Perkovčeva 2, Zagreb. It is held with the financial support of the fund "Alumni Engagment Innovation " of the US State Department, the program centers on knowledge of the National Foundation for Development, Knowledge Centers program of the National Foundation for Cvil Society and the EU program "Europe for Citizens."

19
10
2015

The media's balance between free speech and hate speech and how to develop media literacy in education and society

The conference between freedom of speech and hate speech – media literacy in the education system and society was held on October 16, 2015 at Journalists House, Perkovčeva 2, Zagreb. It is held with the financial support of the fund "Alumni Engagment Innovation " of the US State Department, the program centers on knowledge of the National Foundation for Development, Knowledge Centers program of the National Foundation for Cvil Society and the EU program "Europe for Citizens."

05
10
2015

Education is the last hope for democratic political culture

"I'm required to be very well acquainted with the political organization of France in the late 18th century, but as far as the current political situation goes, I still successfully continue with knowing that the Prime Minister is a prime minister, " said Hrvoje Kožić, a 3rd grade student at 5th gymnasium in Zagreb, explaining why the results of the research on the political literacy of last year's graduates were not surprising. Irma Gračić, a senior at 16th gymnasium in Zagreb, concluded that the main problem is widespread passivity in policy approach: "It is not enough to read the newspaper to know that the situation is bad and comment with your family or colleagues as a politician says something unwise, inappropriate, or not representing the citizens' opnions, since at the end of the day we do not do anything with it, but only cry over its sad political truth."

01
10
2015

Confusion and ignorance—a fertile ground for manipulation

During April and May 2015, GOOD Initiative (initiative for systematic and quality introduction of civic education in schools) and Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, with a council of researchers, conducted quantitative research on political literacy of high school graduate students on a national representative sample of 1146 participants. The sample was selected using techniques of cluster sampling and stratified sampling. These school classes were randomly chosen and stratified regionally according to the type of high school programs (grammar schools, other four and five-year programs, and three-year programs).

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