The 2020 CiCea Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held ONLINE

this Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. UK time.

If you have not received your ZOOM link to access the AGA, please contact us at: ciceassociation [at] gmail [dot] com

We look forward to having you take part!






The 22nd Annual CiCea / 16th Annual CitizED Annual and 3rd joint CiCea/CitizED Conference 


It is with regret that we have decided not to go ahead with CiCea/CitizED Conference planned for May in the face of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and its implications for all travel and events. Apologies for not writing to you sooner but, as we are sure you all appreciate, we are faced with a very dynamic and ever-changing situation. We wanted to be clear about how we can proceed, and this required us to wait for guidance from the UK government.

  The contribution of academics and educators to understanding citizenship takes on a renewed importance in times of a major health crisis that has such a dramatic impact on our relationships and identities. Our Association remains committed to sustaining our academic community in these challenging times. As such we have agreed that we will:

  • Proceed with a peer-reviewed publication of full conference papers submitted by participants who had their abstracts accepted. We would also encourage and support colleagues looking to publish in the Association’s journal (Citizenship Teaching and Learning and its occasional peer-reviewed working papers series. We would like to encourage all participants to get in touch for further information.
  • Organise a workshop in the autumn to address citizenship in times of pandemic. Depending on the situation this may need to be a fully virtual event but we are exploring other face-to-face opportunities in Europe. Please let us have your ideas and suggestions. We will be in touch with further details before 25 June 2020.
  • Continue to plan with CitizED for an Annual Conference in May 2021.

  We understand that a number of you have paid for the May conference either in full or in part. We will of course be offering a full refund to all colleagues. Please get in touch at CiCea Administration with details of your payment (bank transfer or PayPal. Alternatively, we can hold the funds for you and they can then be used for the autumn workshop, the 2021 conference or for CiCea membership 2021-23 (see our website for details

   On behalf of both CiCea and citizED we thank you for your understanding and continued participation - we hope to see you soon either online or in person! In the meantime, please take care and stay well.


Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz                                  Andrew Peterson,

  CiCea President                                            citizED   


CiCea is the Association focusing on citizenship education and identity formation in young people in Europe and the world. It is a dynamic and fast-expanding group of academics from across Europe, all engaged in research and scholarship on young people's social learning and their construction of identities.

We've formed this Association after many of us have worked together on a European Commission Erasmus Academic Network project, 'Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe (CiCe)' since 1998.  This project had only Higher Education institution members. While having started out as an Erasmus project, it later became a Jean Monnet Network project.  It also had its own Website.

Our Association has individual and institutional members, and an elected, independent Executive and Board of Directors.

Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, of the University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland is President of the CiCe Association as of October 1st, 2018.  

Andrew Mycock, of the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom is the President-Elect as of October 1st 2018.

Despina Karakatsani, of the University of the Peloponnese, is Immediate Past-President as of October 1st 2018.




Association Members enjoy substantial advantages:

copies of our Journal: Citizenship Teaching and Learning

  • Citizenship Teaching and Learning is our academic referred journal, with material of citizenship education from all over the world. Produced three times a year, and published by the academic publishers Intellect, this is the essential journal for all academics in the field! Online access is available to all our members either Individual or Institutional. See our Publications pages for details.

eligibility to submit manuscripts to the our online Working Papers Series

  • CiCea Occasional Working Papers Series is our newly established academic peer-reviewed online publication.  All members are eligible to submit their manuscripts for peer-review. It will be produced annually and may be increased to twice a year depending on submission volume.  Manuscript preparation details are the same as those used for our journal and may be accessed here whereas all communication regarding the Working Papers are to be directed to the Working Papers Editor here.  A separate page is currently under development on the Association website where the CiCea Occasional Papers Series will be hosted under the Papers pages.

use of our European Research Centres

  • we've set up eight European Research Centres scattered across Europe - Association members can book individual study places, or group research meetings, with hosts who will help access your accommodation requirements and local education establishments for research purposes. Members get an illustrated catalogue of the Centres at the beginning of the year/when they join! See our News pages for details.

access to our Research Support Grants

  • each year we run a Research Support Grant scheme, where we make supplementary funding available to help groups of members in collaborative research projects.  Details of when and how to apply - and handy tips on making research funding applications - appear here on the Association's website. See our Activities pages for details.

eligibility for our Best Annual Publications Awards

  • each year beginning in 2011 we organise Best Publications Awards for the best research and practice publications of the previous year, authored by CiCea members.  The first awards for the BEST PUBLICATIONS were held for 2010. Details of when and how to apply for the annual Best Publications Awards appear here on the Association's website. See our Activities  pages for details.

eligibility for our Outstanding Achievement Awards

  • each year beginning in 2011 we nominate and recognise the outstanding achievement in the area of Citizenship and Identity, of a single CiCea member.  The first award for the OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT was for 2010. Details on the awardees for the annual Outstanding Achievement Awardees appear here on the Association's website. See our News pages for details.  

reduced rates to our Conferences

  • members are eligible for a substantial reduction in the fees for our annual conference*.  The 2020 conference which is our 22nd CiCea and 3rd Joint CitizED International Conference will be held in York, United Kingdom in the second week of May. See our Organisation/Meetings pages for details.

    * note that unfortunately European Universities are not eligible for reduced conference charges unless they are also members of either CiCea or CitizED.

access to archived copies of our Newsletters

  • From 2008 thru 2015 members received our Newsletter, packed with news of activities, conferences, publications and research opportunities. (Last issue: 37 Jan-Mar 2015).  See our Publications pages for all previous Newsletters. In late Fall of 2018, the CiCea Newsletter will be relaunched and be published several times a year. 

vote and stand for Election

  • all members can stand for election - as President or Executive Members.  Institutional members get a larger block vote.  Our next election process begins in the latter part of Fall of 2019 - early 2020 for new President (for six years from October 2021).  Only Association members can stand and can vote. See our Organisation/Meetings pages for details.


The Association aims to: 

  1. promote, strengthen and develop education and training for those who will work professionally with children and young people providing citizenship education and education to promote social identity in a European and world context; 
  2. develop networks of information, research and dissemination;
  3. promote and organise conferences, training and events that develop research in citizenship education; and
  4. provide a network resource for organisations and individuals in education and training for citizenship.


Associations such as CiCea are an important resource.  They can provide avenues for among other things: professional development, training and networking with peers. If you are interested in issues related to citizenship whether it be in terms of teaching, researching or learning, joining the Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association is definitely for you.  We believe that when you 'Think Citizenship' you will in fact help 'Change Societies', thus when you combine these two you have CiCea's motto. The motto highlights our main goals, which are to study and understand citizenship and to look for good ideas and methods to promote democratic citizenship, so that societies become more sustainable, fair, and inclusive. 

To join you need to complete a membership form (which can be found under the Subscriptions link on the banner header.  You should choose the type of membership which suits your situation, this can be either an Institutional Membership or an Individual Membership.  When you complete the form than you will need to pay your annual membership fee.  This can be done by moving down to either the Individual Membership Payment & Renewal or the Institutional Membership Payment & Renewal subheading on the same page as the membership application form.

If you would like to make a donation to the Association please contact the Treasurer by email here.  All donations will be earmarked for supporting the Association activities directly impacting its membership including but not limited to its Research Grant and Travel Stipends. Donations can be made to the Association using Paypal and Bank Transfer.


CiCea Registry Details:

The Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered under the Companies Act of 1985 (England). Registration Number 6290058, 22 June 2007.

 The Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association is a Registered Charity (Charities Act of 1993 (England). Registration Number 1120176, 20 July 2007.

Registered Office: 

Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association
Department Of Behavioural and Social Sciences 
University of Huddersfield

Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH 



Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association
University of Huddersfleld

Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Ramsden Building,
Queensgate Campus
Huddersfield HD1 3DH



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