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This report outlines the European Union's Community Initiatives for Citizenship Education Regionally Organized (CICERO) pilot project, its results, and suggestions for further action. It describes the participants from seven different groups at their first meeting in Barnsley, England, and each group's definition of what it would like European citizenship to mean in practical terms. Then, the opinions of two participants in the project are presented. Profiles of the groups from Liverpool, Dearne Valley, Belfast, Leeds, Castleford, Birmingham, and Oxford are then provided. The program for the 3-day intensive workshop in Brussels, November 26-28, 1996, is described. The following activities on day 1 are summarized: an introduction (Nick Blow) on the European Union and what citizenship means; an overview of the SOCRATES program (Angela Vegliante); presentation on education/training in Denmark (Inken Meinertz, Sven Solvig); visit to Conseil des Communautes Africaine en Europe; and presentations on programs for socially excluded groups, including Directorate General (DG) V (Frances Whyte), European Social Fund (Adeline Farrely), Helios Project (Roddric Skinner); and European Year against Racism 1997 (Tanya Lee). Day 2 activities included the following: meeting with Neil Kinnock, Transport Commissioner, and Stephen Hughes, Social Affairs Committee; meeting with the European Women's Lobby (Jyostna Patel); visit to Older Flemish Learners' Center; meeting with Tony Venables, European Citizen's Action Group; and DG XVI: Regional Development Meeting (Graham Meadows). The dialogue session on day 3 is followed by a list of outcomes from and aims and objectives of the CICERO Project. (YLB)

Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Community Action, Decision Making, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Cooperation, International Organizations, International Programs, International Relations, Lifelong Learning, Social Isolation, Unemployment, World Affairs

Author: Workers- Educational Association, Rotherham England. Yorkshire South District.


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