In November 2016, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) invited to participate in the NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) Conference in Zagreb, Croatia. Given the world-wide migration crisis and the repercussions on the European continent, figures from civil society, politics and research gathered in Zagreb to discuss the manifold consequences of migration on inner- and outer-European levels. In the limelight: How can we best react to uncertainties and change in the context of migration? Which tools do we have to provide Europe with, in order to grasp the complexities and find just solutions? And what could civic education contribute?
Political education in 2025?
The Bureau für Zeitgeschehen addressed the core problematic of social change and asked the participants to have a look on Europe in 2030. The central question: Can we anticipate social change in order to plan accordingly in the long-run? The first part of the workshop actually started prior to the conference. In an online survey, the participants were asked to find important key drivers on the migration policies in their respective home countries. After a brief introduction into the methodology of strategic foresight and the method of "Multiple Scenarios Generation", various scenarios for each focus group (Mediterranean, Viségrad and old continental Europe) were developed.