Civic Education for Participation is a Civic and Political Education Program that aims at enhancing awareness regarding effective Civic and political participation of citizens. The Program works on developing various knowledge products and tools and make it available in a user-friendly feasible way which contributes to enhancing citizens effective and active participate in their country.
For more information about the program , please visit the “About Us” section
The program aims at enhancing awareness regarding effective and active civic and political participation for citizens with specific focus on youth. Through developing knowledge products and tools, making them available for users in a feasible simple way, the program seeks to prepare active citizens in their countries or at least to spread the awareness, knowledge and values they acquired from the program in their local communities. The utmost objective of the program is to enhance positive contribution to all aspects of life; political, economic and social.
The program has developped six modules cirriculums that was prepared by Egyptian academics and experts which are; Democracy, Media, Public Policy, Local administration, Economics and Budgeting, and Active participation. The Cirriculums are available in Arabic on the website under the section "Cirriculum and Resources"
The schools are condense courses-based schools that depend on the 6 modules curriculums and the methodology that were developed by Egyptian experts and academics that can present the subjects tackled in the curriculum in a feasible, simple way. The School includes 108 hours of in-class activities plus 48 hours of out-of-class activities for a period of 4-5 months. The number of trainees per each school is around 30 and the target group are youth between 20-35, enrolled in university or above who are active in their community or willing to actively participate in their society. Since 2012, a number of schools were implemented in cooperation with Egyptian civil society organizations under different names. Starting 2016, the name for all products and activities will be “Civic Education for Participation”
Yes, absolutely! The curriculum is open-source material, meaning that it is free to anyone to access, download, use, copy and share with others.
The schools are implemented in cooperation with Civil Society organizations in Egypt. The courses take place on weekends for a period of 4-5 months where trainees get 108 hours of in-class activities and 48 hours of out-of-class activities. The school provides trainees with courses regarding the 6 modules through highly qualified specialized experts and trainers. The out-of-class activities include tfield trips to related entities of the subject of the session. In addition, the trainees make a graduation project and by the end of the school, they get a certificate for finalizing all courses of school.
The Program team and the steering Committee are working now on developing new forms for the schools in the coming future.
Check the website and the Social media platforms of the program usually where will keep you upated of all the program news and the timing and applications for the schools.
The e-learning component started with the launch of the website of the CEFP which presents several services; where all curriculums of the 6 modules have been uploaded in addition to a group of tests, and some activities that can be used in explaining the curriculums as an open source that can be used by different Arab speaking individuals and entities interested in civic and political education like; governmental institutions, schools, universities, civil society organizations, political parties …etc.
In addition, a group of educational video clips tackling the six modules subjects were developed in cooperation with caliber experts and academics specialized in their fields and uploaded on the website and they can be downloaded easily from the website from the section titled E-learning. The academics and experts who presented tjose video clips are: Dr.Moataz Abdel Fattah, political Science professor for the Democracy Module, Dr.Mohamed Saeed Mahfouz, PhD in Media for the media module, Dr.Saleh Alsheikh , Public Adminstration professor for the Local Administration module, Dr.Raafat Radwan, professor of Adminstration for the Active Participation Module and Ms.Salma Yehya, lecturer of Economics for the Economics and Budgeting Module.
The Website also provides the section of Electronic Forum for alumni of schools where they can communicate, network and follow on the program updates.
If you have a general question about the schools, please fill in the “Contact” form, at the static, bottom section of each page.
If you represent an organization interested in partnering with us —whether as a funding, or implementing partner, please contact one of the Steering Committee (SC) members, at the email addresses listed below.
Emiel Biljmakers,SC member member, Emielbijlmakers@nimd.org , NIMD.
Mathias Parsbæk Skibdal, SC member, firstname.lastname@example.org , DIPD.
Naiera Ellethy, Project Coordinator, SC member, email@example.com, DEDI.
Shahdan Arram, Program Officer & SC member, firstname.lastname@example.org, DEDI.