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Updated Research Grant Submissions Guidelines have been uploaded to the CiCea website, including important new contact information.

Interested parties are directed to retrieve a copy of the new guidelines here or in the relevant article on the site (here) as  the old contact information is no longer in use.

The Research Grants Competition is announced in the early Autumn annually*. The grant period begins in January of the following year. The following extracts from the guidance notes may be useful to those considering making an application. We ask that you not apply until the Grant Application Period is 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 prefered.
  • 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 of the year following Application Submission (and therefore should be completed within 18 months).
  • Download a copy of the Research Grant Fund Application Guidelines
Examples of past Final Reports can be found here:

The Association makes an annual award or awards for the best publication(s) of the year in the field of citizenship education and identity related to children and young people that has been written by a CiCea members. The Awards identify and promote excellence in publication in the field and to commend the quality of publication by members of the Association.



Publications submitted must be published in the year, and must be either authored or co-authored by a member or members of the Association, and be in either print or e-format, as a journal article, book, chapter, or any other form of publication. The first awards were made for publications that appeared in 2010.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be made on the form below, by any member of the Association, including the authors of the nominated work. An anonymised version of the work submitted must be submitted in an electronic copy format. The deadline for nominations for 2020 is now open. All submissions must be received by June 12th, 2021, and sent electronically to ciceassociation @ gmail . com, to be reviewed.


The Publications Award Process

The Executive Committee has nominated an publications award committee, which may contain some or all members of the Executive Committee. The publications award committee makes a shortlist of works, and then announces the winners at the Association's Annual General Assembly.


Application Form and Regulations

Download the full regulations and an application form.




2020 Awardees

Over forty (40) submissions were considered for the 2020 award! The award winners were announced at the virtual Annual General Assembly meeting held online in June 2021. By category they are:

  • Best Book Award
  • Csepeli, G., & Örkény, A. (2020). Nation and Migration – How Citizens in Europe are Coping with Xenophobia. Plymouth, UK: Central European University Press.
  • Best Research Paper Award:
  • Wong, K. L., Lee, J. C-K., & Kennedy, K.J. (2020). School leadership for civic learning: The case of socio-political turbulence in Hong Kong. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. 
  • Nosek-Kozłowska, K. (2021). The image of transnational families in the prism of the experiences of children growing up in them. Scientific Quarterly Fides Et Ratio , 45 (1), 125-136.
  • Best Praxis Paper Award:
  • Sim, D., Boyle, E., Leith, M. S., Williams, A., Jimoyiannis, A., & Tsiotakis, P. (2020). Learning about Europe through educational gaming. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1-7. 


2019 Awardees

More than twelve (12) submissions were considered for 2019.  The award winners were announced at the virtual Annual General Assembly meeting held online in May 2020. In alphabetical order they are:

  • Arvanitis, E. & Yelland, N. (2019).   ‘Home Means Everything to Me…’: A Study of Young Syrian Refugees’ Narratives Constructing Home in Greece. Journal of Refugee Studies, 1-20

  • Kennedy, K.J. (2019). Civic and Citizenship Education in Volatile Times: Preparing Students for Citizenship in the 21st Century. Singapore: SpringerBriefs 

  • McGlynn, C., & McDaid, S. (2019). Radicalisation and Higher Education: Students’ Understanding and Experiences, Terrorism and Political Violence, 31(3), 559-576, DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2016.1258637


2018 Awardees

Four (4) submissions were considered for 2018. The award winner was announced at the Annual General Assembly meeting in Prague:

  • Ross, A. (2018). Finding Political Identities: Young People in a Changing Europe (Plagrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series). London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-319-90875-5


2017 Awardees

There were four (4) submissions for 2017. The award winners were announced at the Annual General Assembly meeting in Warsaw:

  • Monro, S., & Van der Ros, J. (2017). Trans* and gender variant citizenship and the state in Norway. Critical Social Policy, 38(1): 57-78.

  • Cowan, P., & Maitles, H. (2017). Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.


 2016 Awardee

There were two (2) submissions for 2016. The award winners were announced at the Annual General Assembly meeting in Bruges:

  • Savva A., & Telemachou N. (2016). Voices and Positions. (143-160). In Gonçalves S., & Majhanovich S. (eds) Art and Intercultural Dialogue. Comparative and International Education (A Diversity of Voices). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. 


2011 Awardee

There were two (2) submissions for 2011. The award winners were announced at the Annual General Assembly meeting in York:


2010 Awardee

There were three (3) submissions for 2010.  The award winners were announced at the Annual General Assembly meeting in Dublin:

We are pleased to announce that the Association's annual research grant (1500 Euro) has been awarded to a project entitled 'Peace Education and teacher training: today in the context of yesterday. A comparative perspective from Finland, Lithuania and Sweden.' Members in the project are Roger Johansson, and Irene Andersson, University of Malmo, Sweden; Arja Virta, University of Turku, Finland and Irena Zaleskiene, Lithuania.

The main goal of the research is to compare experiences of peace education before and after 1989 inFinland, Lithuania and Sweden, in three countries with different historical and cultural backgrounds and what "Peace Education" meansin different cultural, political, social, contexts.

The research started in 2010 January and was completed within the specified time period (18 months period).


The final report can be found here: 2009 - 2010 Research Grant Report - Peace Education.

Curricular, Pedagogical and Didactic Questions about Participative Citizenship in Lower Secondary Schools: A comparison of two European countries

Research project under the responsibility of Maria Pagoni.

Final Report

The report was written by:

Maria Pagoni, Despina Karakatsani, George Stamelos, Richard Etienne and Julia-Athena Spinthourakis

April 2010


The CiCea Research Grant for 2008 was awarded to the following CiCea members/institutions:

  • Maria Pagoni (University Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III, France, Théodile-CIREL, E.A. 4354),
  • Despina Karakatsani (University of Peloponnese, Greece),
  • Richard Etienne (University Paul Valéry Montpellier III, France, LIRDEF - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Didactique, Éducation et Formation, E.A. 3749),
  • Georges Stamelos and Julia Spinthourakis (University of Patras, Greece)
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