Citizenship education in The Netherlands

 

Within the themes mentioned above, Europe-related themes are discussed, like the following examples:

 

 

 

At the national level:

 

The Netherlands has an "Institution for the general public and politics"

(www.publiek-politiek.nl). Everybody can obtain information there about political and European themes. Unfortunately, this only takes place on a voluntary basis.

 

 

In The Netherlands, political education is largely shaped by the teacher's personal interest, or that of the schools. In about 95% of the cases, the initiative to shape the course lies with the individual teacher.