Citizenship education has become central to the field of adult education. Initially relatively small (confined to civic education at the end of the 18th century), it now encompasses a significant number of themes that correspond to the realities of adult learning and the important initiatives they involve. Thus, at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the invitation to all people to play an active role, both locally and globally, to deal with the problems facing the planet and solve them.
However, while the field of formal education receives significant attention regarding citizenship education, the same is not true for non-formal education. The international community also agrees that the focus must be on adult citizenship education and has thus made it the main theme of the Seventh International Conference for Adult Education (CONFINTEA) to be held in Morocco in 2022.
Throughout its history, DVV International has focused its work on adult education systems that place importance on citizenship education. DVV International’s work in North Africa is based on the four pillars of citizenship education: learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, and learning to do. This work has now been translated into a photo feature recounting the journey of champions of citizenship education in Tunisia: those who contribute, at their level, to a better community, a better society, and a better world.
Get to know the stories of Francis, Fatma, and Nabila!