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22nd Annual CiCea / 16th Annual CitizED Annual and 3rd joint CiCea/CitizED Conference 2020

Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association and CitizED, in cooperation with the Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (University of York, UK)


Young People's Citizenship and Education: Building Collaborations in Communities

(map of key conference locations coming soon!)


Main Conference - Proposals for Main Conference - Conference General Information - Booking Information - Conference Key Dates

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Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 May 2020


Main Conference


It is our great pleasure to invite abstract submissions for the joint CiCea/CitizED conference Young People’s Citizenship and Education: Building Collaborations in Communities that will be held at the University of York, England, Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th May 2020. The conference is organised by two of the leading organisations promoting the teaching and research of Citizenship Education in Europe and the rest of the world.

The principal conference theme will explore young people’s citizenship and citizenship education within the context of collaborative communities. We welcome papers examining how and in what ways citizenship education can encourage young people to relate to, engage with, and participate in their communities. We would also encourage contributions which seek to analyse how citizenship education and educators develop community-based youth identities and forms of active citizenship.

We are also keen to receive papers focusing on all other aspects of citizenship education from around the world exploring curriculum design, pedagogy, youth identities, history education, and policy-making. The conference is supported by the journal Citizenship Teaching and Learning. Conference papers of good quality will be referred to the journal for consideration for publication.

As with previous CiCea and CitizED conferences, our intention is to host an international conference with insights and perspectives from around the world. We welcome individuals and groups (academic associations, professional bodies, charities, NGOs etc.) that represent a wide range of commitment to youth activism, engagement and education.

The Conference has as its’ on the ground local chair and scientific committee member, Dr. Andrew Peterson from the CitizED Society will coordinate the local conference organization at the University of York, in York United Kingdom. Keep an eye on this space for updates!

We invite you to submit abstracts for research papers, posters, symposium, and workshops that relate to this year's conference theme: "Young people’s citizenship and education: Building collaborations in communities".  Once again, we will also be offering interested presenters who would like to participate, but cannot physically be present, the opportunity to do a 'virtual paper'.  Research students, local NGO representatives, education and policy stalk-holders are also welcome to take the opportunity to apply and participate in the conference. All accepted and actualized papers, symposium, workshops, virtual papers and posters are eligible for review for inclusion in the Conference General Proceedings and the Conference Selected Papers.

If you wish to be considered for 2020 Conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the CiCea proposal link [see below] on or before Saturday 13th December 2019. This conference accepts papers in English only.


Proposals for the Main Conference

Proposals are invited on the conference themes. We welcome proposals for papers, posters, symposia and workshops.



are presented as a standard presentation, for which you will have 20 minutes to present and answer questions. There is only limited space available for presentations and the Conference Scientific Committee will decide on the presentation format. All papers are eligible for inclusion in the Conference’s Selected Papers publication. Papers for publication are selected by the Conference Scientific Committee.



will group at least three linked papers, presented by a group together. The same rules apply as for papers (4,000 words etc), but you will provide your own chairperson and your time will be limited to one conference session. Therefore, if there are many papers in a symposium then each paper will have less than 20 minutes. Symposium papers are normally presented grouped together in the Selected Papers.



are interactive sessions lasting 60-90 minutes, in which participants are doing more than answering questions! You will normally need to limit the maximum number of people who might be able to participate. You may wish to provide a written account of your workshop for the Selected Papers publication, in the form of an article of 4,000 words (maximum).



proposals afford an opportunity to mount a standard poster (A1 size), explaining some research, projects or practices You will have the opportunity to stand by your poster and discuss it with members of the conference during a scheduled poster session. A paper based on the poster is eligible for publication in the Selected Papers.


Virtual Paper

allow those unable to attend the conference to submit a paper which will be presented at the conference in virtual format.



How to send your proposal

Proposals MUST be submitted via the CiCea Conference 2020 Proposal Link.

We cannot accept proposals that are submitted by any other means.

When making a proposal, we recommend that you read our How to make a Proposal Guidance notes.

Applicants wishing to submit more than one proposal must submit separate applications for each proposal. Furthermore, although they will be evaluated jointly, symposium proposals must be submitted as three separate proposals (one for each component presentation).


Conference General Information

Please note that you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to/from York and for booking your own accommodation. The conference office is unable to offer travel advice.


Booking a place at the Conference

Bookings MUST be made via conference booking form on the CiCea website. Conference booking is now open.  You are asked to complete your conference registration at the following link: Conference Registration Portal by the deadline of March 27th 2020 and pay your conference fees by the April 2nd deadline.


Conference Booking Fees

The Conference fee includes attendance to all sessions, a conference pack, the Conference Reception on Thursday evening, Lunch on Friday and refreshments during the breaks. It does not include travel and accommodation, nor the Conference Dinner on Friday evening.




All delegates who are not members CiCea

or CitizED members




CiCea or CitizED   



All delegates who are CiCea or CitizED









Please provide evidence of your student status    




Virtual Paper


Non - CiCea or CitizED members
CiCea or CitizED Members
[Research Students]



You can delay booking your place at the conference until after you receive notification of acceptance of your proposal. Please note that receiving an email with the acceptance of your proposal does not mean that we have automatically booked your place at the conference; YOU STILL NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING using the on-line booking form on the website to be able to attend the conference.


Conference Key Dates


  • 17 October 2019 - First Call for Abstracts
  • 17 November 2019 - Second Call for Abstracts
  • 13 December 2019 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2020 - Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED
  • 10 MARCH 2020 - Scientific Committee decision – abstract acceptance [date revised]
  • 27 March 2020 - Participant registration DEADLINE and fee payment Deadline
  • 2 April 2020 fee payment Deadline AFTER this date there is a 10% surcharge on all fees [date revised]
  • 1 May 2020 – Conference program distribution
  • 14 – 16 May 2020 - Conference – University of York

    More dates TBA as they become formalized!


For further information, or if you have any queries, please check the Conference page on the CiCea Website or e-mail us:

The next elections cycle for the seat of CiCea President begins in January 2020. 

The incoming President-elect will serve a 6 year tiered term in office from October 2020 through to September 2026; 2 years as President-elect, 2 years as President and a final 2 year term in office as Past-President.  Full details on the eligibility criteria, nomination papers and dates will be posted here with links on our FB page and Twitter accounts. These are available here



Each year we organize a large conference and a preceding small research student conference. Unfortunately, this year there will be no research student conference.  

Our conferences for next year are scheduled to take place in York, United Kingdom in May 2020:

Main Conference [14-16 May, 2020]

Association Members have a substantially reduced booking fee for the Conference.


Annual General Assembly (AGA)

The most recent Annual General Assembly of the Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association was held in Prague, Czech Republic on the morning of Saturday May 11th 2019. There was good attendance. Minutes will be available from the links farther down on the page.

Provisional minutes: This year's Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association Annual General Assembly (AGA) was in Prague, Czech Republic in May 2019 in the course of the 2019 CiCea/CitizED conference. A copy of the AGA Agenda was made available to the membership along with the Executive's Proposals for 2019-2020. During the AGA in Prague: 

Dr. Kerry J. Kennedy was awarded the "2018 CiCea Outstanding Achievement Award" in recognition of his dedication to the precepts of the Association and his outstanding work in relation to among other things, promoting and implementing innovative teaching methods at the tertiary level in the area of Citizenship Education.

The "Best Publication Award" was also announced recognizing Alistair Ross' book

Ross, A. (2018). Finding Political Identities. Young People in a Changing Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


CiCea's 14th Annual General Assembly will be held in York, United Kingdom during the conference on Saturday May 16th 2020. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting in York!


Dates of Executive Meetings

The Executive Committee has met in:

       May 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey

       October 2008 in Oradea, Romania

       January 2009 in Mechelen, Belgium

       May 2009 in Malmö, Sweden

       May 2010 in Barcelona, Spain

       June 2010 in Warsaw, Poland

       October 2010 in Berlin, Germany

       June 2011 in Paris, France

       January 2012 in London, United Kingdom

       May 2012 in York, United Kingdom

       October 2012 in Patras, Greece

       February 2013 in Ayr, Scotland

       October 2013 in Vienna, Austria

       February 2014 in Budapest, Hungary

       June 2015 in London, United Kingdom

       September 2015 in Corinth, Greece

       February 2016 in Augsburg, Germany

       June 2016 in Madrid, Spain

       June 2017 in Bruges/Brugges, Belgium

       Fall 2017 - 2018, 5 Skype Meetings chaired by members of the Executive

       May 2018 in Warsaw, Poland 

       May 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic

The next face-to-face meeting was held in Spring 2020  - York, UK

The Association's Executive consists of a President (2 years), a president-elect (2 years) and a past-president (2 years), plus a Secretary and Treasurer, each serving 4 years, and a number of elected executive members. There are elections for the presidential post every two years, the person elected serving for a total of six years (2 as elect, 2 as President, 2 as past). The Treasurer and Secretary and nominated by the Executive for approval by the General Assembly, and are chosen to ensure a wide regional representation.

Our Executive Committee was elected by members of the Association in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2017.

The current Executive and officers are:

President - as of October 2018 President Elect- as of October 2018
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Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz 
(University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland)

Andy Mycock
(University of Huddersfield, UK) 





Past President - as of October 2018 Secretary - to September 2021
 President Elect - President from October 2015 - Despina Karakatsani

Despina Karakatsani
(University of the Peloponnese, Greece)

Jana Stará 

(Charles University, Czech Republic)





Treasurer  Executive Member: 
Scientific and Publications Officer

Christopher Gifford
(University of Huddersfield, UK)

Marta Fülöp
(Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)





Executive Member   
Peter Cunningham - Executive Member to September 2014  

Peter Cunningham
Former Coordinator JM CiCe Network      
(London Metropolitan University, UK)






Former President Former President
 Christina Roland Levy - Former President Former President Alistair Ross

Christine Roland-Lévy 
(Universite de Reims, France)

Alistair Ross  
(London Metropolitan University, UK)




Former President  Former President
Nanny Hartsmar - President from October 2012
Julia - Athena Spinthourakis 
(University of Patras, Greece)
Nanny Hartsmar 
(University of Malmö, Sweden)
Former President  
Henry Maitles - President Elect from October 2012  
Henry Maitles
(University of West of Scotland, UK)



 Minutes of past meetings, etc are stored on the site's server and are available here for members to consult.

Further minutes, agendas and executive reports will be made available here as they migrate from draft phase to final format. 


Annual Assembly Documentation:

 Inaugural Meeting  Riga  May 2006       Minutes
 First Annual Assembly  Montpellier  May 2007   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Second Annual Assembly  Istanbul  May 2008   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Third Annual Assembly  Malmo  May 2009   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Fourth Annual Assembly  Barcelona  May 2010   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Fifth Annual Assembly:  Dublin June 2011  Agenda  Executive Report


 Sixth Annual Assembly:  York May 2012  Agenda  Executive Report


 Seventh Annual Assembly:  Lisbon June 2013  Agenda  Executive Report



Executive Meetings (Minutes):

01  June 2006 - Gdansk     02  Oct 2006 - Athens     03  Feb 2007 - London     04  May 2007 - Montpellier 
05  June 2007 - Budapest     06  Oct 2007 - Malta     07  Jan 2008 - London     08  May 2008 - Istanbul 
09  July 2008 - London     10  Oct 2008 - Oradea     11  Jan 2009 - Mechelen     12  May 2009 - Malmo 
13  June 2009 - Coimbra     14  Nov 2009 - Reims     15  Feb 2010 - Athens     16  May 2010 - Barcelona 
17  June 2010 - Warsaw     18*  Oct 2010 - Berlin     19*  Feb 2011 - Helsinki     20  June 2011 - Dublin
21  June 2011 - Paris    22  Nov 2011 - Berlin  23  Jan 2012 - London    24   May 2012 - York
25*  Oct 2012 - Patras 26*   Feb 2013 - Ayr 27  June 2013 - Lisbon 28   Oct 2013 -Vienna 

*Minutes for the Executive Meetings 18, 19, 25 and 26 are offered in DRAFT format. Updated versions will be uploaded in due course.