Exploring teachers training on citizenship education in France

The Agency joined the peer-learning field visit organised by the French Ministry of Education and European Commission Working group ‘Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination’.

The Working Group brings together Member States on ways forward in implementing the 2015 Paris Declaration. The visit allowed the Agency to gain a better understanding of the rationale and main principles of the new French citizenship education framework and how it is being implemented in practice. 

Field visits to places like the French National Public Library and the Regional Resources Centre Canope in Surenes were a chance to discover the support materials and services offered to teachers to address citizenship and secularism within their programme. This information will contribute to FRA’s work in the area of citizenship as well as FRA’s project on strengthening national human rights infrastructures.