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Civic Integration Programme for vulnerable students

08 November 2022
NEXUS Project
Countries: EU wide

Target group: Students

Year: 2020-2021 

Subject: Digital Democracy, EU level Advocacy

Type: MOOC, Online

Newly arrived migrant students are a vulnerable group that often faces exclusion from their new communities. Becoming actively involved in the host country’s society is key for migrants’ integration.

In the framework of the NEXUS project, ECAS designed a civic educational process to  increase the participation of students in their communities – a MOOC on Civic Education (Civics 4.0: active citizenship and participation in the digital age).

The MOOC targets students from diverse backgrounds, who are interested in digital civic education and digital participation by empowering them with skills and knowledge for democratic citizenship and active participation in society. It focuses, among other topics, on e-Democracy, such as the use of civic technology to support democratic decision-making processes.

In addition to the MOOC, a knowledge-sharing platform (providing access to educational resources and practices) for civic educators was created.

Read more about NEXUS project here and the role of ECAS here.