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Can civic education help rebuild trust in democracy?

With declining voter turnout and only 1 in 3 feeling they have a say in government decisions, the erosion of trust deepens, fuelled by crises and misinformation.

In this video, we delve into the critical role of civic education in rebuilding trust. As a cornerstone of informed citizenship, it equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and values vital for active participation in democratic processes. Sadly, it’s not a priority in many European countries, except for standout examples like the Netherlands and Finland.

The Council of Europe is proposing new standards, emphasizing its importance.

But can civic education truly restore trust in democracy? Do you believe civic education holds the key to rebuilding trust?”

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