As part of our services for members, eight institutional members of the Association have agreed to make meeting and study places available to other members of the Association. This facility is for members of the Association who wish to meet or study in one of the locations. Members may use the centres, with the agreement of the host in each case, as:

  • a study base for an individual for a short period of time
  • a research base, to collect data in the locality and its environs
  • a meeting place for a research/study project

The host institution will try to accommodate requests for use of the facilities, assist in suggesting convenient accommodation, and endeavour to help you identify schools or colleges that may be useful to you in any research. Members receive a catalogue that details the research centres and facilities that are available. Currently, our research centres are located in the following cities:

Ayr, Scotland; Budapest, Hungary; Coimbra, Portugal; Hudderfield, UK; Malmö, Sweden; Olsztyn, Poland; Patras, Greece; Corinth, Greece

The Research Grants Competition for 2020 - 2021 application process opens in October 2020. The grant period will start in January 2021. The following extracts from the guidance notes may be useful to those considering making an application, but please do not apply until the grants are formally announced, and a closing date is given.

  • The application must be made by a group of at least THREE Association members, from different institutions. International collaboration is strongly preferred.
  • You will be asked to describe the aim of the research and its relevance in terms of citizenship.
  • In cases where the grant is planned to be used to supplement other awards and grants, then you should specify what the CiCea award will add to the overall project.
  • The Association will require a final report at the end of the project. The project proposed should be completed within 18 months. It should start in January 2021 (and therefore should end by March 31st, 2022).
  • Download a copy of the Notes of Guidance


Each year we organise a large theme specific international conference and in certain years a preceding small research student conference. 

Previous CiCea International Conferences have had the following themes and been held in:

2018 "Citizenship & Identity in a 'Post-Truth' World" held in Warsaw Poland 

2017 "Reaffirming Citizenship Education in an Uncertain World" held in Bruges/Brugges Belgium

2016 "Education, Citizenship and Social Justice: Innovation Practices and Research"  held in Madrid Spain

2015 "Identity in Times of Crisis, Globalization and Diversity: Practice and Research Trends" held in Corinth Greece

2014 "Innovative Research Trends in Citizenship Education and Identity" held in Olsztyn Poland

2013 "Identities and citizenship education: Controversy, crisis and challenges" held in Lisbon Portugal

2012 "Creating Communities: Local, National and Global" held in York, England

2011 held in Dublin, Ireland

2010 held in Barcelona, Spain

2009 held in Malmö, Sweden

2008 held in Istanbul, Turkey

2007 held in Montpelier, France

2006 held in Riga, Latvia

2005 held Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004 held in Krakow, Poland

2003 held in Braga, Portugal

2002 held in Budapest, Hungary

2001 held in Bruges, Belgium

2000 held in Athens, Greece

1999 held in London, England 

The next Annual General Assembly of the Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association (CiCea) will take place in Prague during the May 2019 CiCea conference. All Individual Association members and representatives of Association Institutional members are invited to attend.

The Association's Executive Committee will meet at regularly scheduled times and except for the Executive meeting and AGA meeting which are held before and during the annual conference, all meeting will be held using telecommunication software that allows the members to schedule and conduct live video meetings:

  • October 2017: online Skype meeting
  • May/June 2018: Warsaw Poland
  • Five meetings from August 2018 - April 2019:  online Skype meetings


Previous Meetings include but are not limited to:

  • May 2019: Prague, Czech Republic
  • May 2018: Warsaw, Poland
  • June 2017: Bruges, Belgium
  • January 2017: Huddersfield, England (UK)
  • November 2016: Prague, Czech Republic
  • June 2016: Madrid Spain
  • February 2016: Augsburg, Germany
  • September 2015: Corinth, Greece
  • October 2014:  Berlin, Germany
  • June 2014: Olsztyn, Poland
  • February 2014: Budapest, Hungary
  • October 2013: Vienna, Austria
  • June 2013: Lisbon, Portugal
  • February 2013Ayr, Scotland
  • October 2012: Patras, Greece
  • June 2012: York, United Kingdom
  • January 2012: London, United Kingdom
  • February 2011: Helsinki, Finland
  • October 2010: Berlin, Germany
  • July 2010: Warsaw, Poland