Since the beginning of the millennium, democracy around the world has been confronted with extraordinary challenges. The number of democratic states has been declining since 2005, and even within established democracies, their quality is declining (as observed by Freedom House, 2019). Many countries face anti-democratic, authoritarian tendencies.
The annual report offers an insight into the wide-ranging work of Zentrum polis. The Corona pandemic was and is omnipresent, so in 2021, among other things, a polis aktuell on public health and a dossier on vaccination and compulsory vaccination were published.
In order to develop a democratic culture of teaching and learning in a school, teachers need more than just subject-matter expertise for their subjects. This self-reflection guide is intended to support educators in developing their own competences in relation to a democratic culture and a “democratic professional ethos”.
polis aktuell 6/2021 gives an overview of the manifold interchange between crises and social inequality.
This edition of the DARE BLUE LINES series presents results and recommendations of the NECE focus group Competences for Democratic Culture.