CiCea / CitEdEV Conference 2023

24th Annual CiCea International Conference 2023
and 2nd Joint Conference with CitEdEV
& 2-day Student Research Conference

Please Note: Currently posted deadlines are fluid and subject to change/extension

Strengthening Citizenship Education in Times of Conflict


Main Conference - Proposals for Main Conference - Conference General Information - Booking Information - Conference Key Dates - Conference Scientific / Organizing Committee



Madrid - Hotel Metropolis

 Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 May 2023


Main Conference

It is our great pleasure to invite abstract submissions for the joint CiCea/CitEdEV conference "Strengthening Citizenship Education in Times of Conflict", that will be held at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th May, 2023.

The conference is organised by the Jean Monnet Network Citizenship Education in the Context Of European Values: Educational Aspects (CitEdEV), an EU co-funded platform for knowledge sharing and cooperation of experts in the field of citizenship and values education and the Children’s Identity & Citizenship European Association (CiCea), one of the leading organizations promoting the teaching and research of Citizenship Education in Europe and the rest of the world as well as the UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice.

We face a crossroads in today’s world concerning rights, values, citizenship and it is particularly evident in the considerable challenges facing young people both in and out of education. Confronting conflict as well as the possibilities for reconciliation in Europe and beyond make up the principal theme of this year’s Conference. This implies the need to also address the study of some of these current problems we face today, such as the growing inequality, racism, exclusion, political polarization, violation of rights, inequity, war and violence from a perspective of social justice and citizenship. 

We welcome papers examining this theme, including but not limited to:

  • How and in what ways citizenship education can encourage young people to relate to, engage with, and participate in their communities in times of conflict.
  • How educators and stakeholders perceive and employ citizenship education to build connections through values, youth identities, and forms of active citizenship.
  • We are also very keen to receive papers focusing on all other aspects of citizenship education and values from around the world exploring curriculum design, pedagogy, psychology, youth identities, law, human rights, history education, and policy-making.

The conference is supported by the journal Citizenship Teaching & Learning. Conference papers of good quality will be referred to the journal for consideration for publication. 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.

If you wish to be considered for the 2023 Conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the CiCea/CitEdEV proposal link [see below] on or before Tuesday 28th February 2023. This conference accepts papers in English only.



Proposals for the Main Conference

Proposals are invited on the conference themes. Participation in the conference can take several different forms:



are presented as a standard presentation, for which you will have 15 minutes with time for questions and discussion. 


will consist of a collection of three-to-four linked papers, presented by a group together.



are interactive 90 minute sessions.




Virtual Paper

Click here for CiCea's Virtual Paper Presentation Guidelines for 2023.



Conference General Information

The draft conference programme and book of abstracts for the 2023 CiCea / CitEdEv Conference can be downloaded >>>>>> HERE <<<<<<.

 The final 2023 CiCea / CitEdEv Student Research Conference Programme can be downloaded >>>>>> HERE <<<<<<.



Conference Key Dates

  • 10 February 2023
    First call for abstracts

  • 20 February 2023
    Second call for abstracts

  • 28 February 2023  NEW DEADLINE ~ MARCH 15, 2023 ~~>>MARCH 25, 2023<<~~
    Abstract Submission Deadline

  • April 5, 2023 NEW DATE ~ APRIL 17, 2023 
    Scientific Committee  decision - Abstract Acceptance
  • MAY 8th 2023 
    Participant registration fee and payment deadline, after this date fees increase 10%

  • 24-27 May, 2023
    Conference - Autonomous University of Madrid


 Conference Scientific Committee / Organizing Committee:

On behalf of CiCea: On behalf of CitEdEv: UAM Organizing Committee:

Marta Fülöp – CiCea President
Liliana Jacott – CiCea President Elect
Andrew Mycock – CiCea Past President         
Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz
Chris Gifford
Julia Athena Spinthourakis
Monica Oprescu
Vanja Lozic
Hugo Verkest
Tatiana García-Vélez

Radka Wildová – CitEdEV Academic Coordinator   
Zuzana Marešová, CitEdEV Project Manager

Valentina Kittsteiner
Constanza Burgos
Elena Ramos Martínez
Ana González Sánchez´
María Maíllo
Paula Hidalgo
Nerea Dacuña
Elvira Leal
Sandra Carrasco
Sofía Rico
Francia Penroz

Shiyu Huang