Active Citizenship Today

Time: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:00-15:30
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Active Citizenship Today

​In debates on citizenship in Europe, the need for active participation among citizens is increasingly stressed. But do normative ideas of what active citizenship is reflect people's lived experiences in present-day Europe?

It is widely assumed that the 'good citizen' is an active citizen who participates in – and contributes to – his or her society. This assumption is mirrored in public discourse but also in political theory and philosophy. However, who defines the requirements of active citizenship? How are practices and ideals of active citizenship influenced by cultural and religious diversity? And to what extent do new civic practices and forms of mobilization impact understandings of community and societal trust?

The Active Citizenship Today conference is the final event of the project Active Citizenship in Culturally and Religiously Diverse Societies.

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