Democracy from a Distance - Einladung zur virtuellen Tagung

Democracy from a Distance - Einladung zur virtuellen Tagung

Gemeinsam laden die Technische Universität Kaiserslautern und das Institut für Didaktik der Demokratie an der Universität Hannover zur virtuellen Tagung "Democracy from a Distance" ein. Die am 25. Januar 2021 stattfindende Tagung beschäftigt sich mit den Herausforderungen der Bildung im digitalen "new normal". Melden Sie sich noch bis zum 22. Januar 2021 an, um an der Tagung teilzunehmen. 

Date: Monday, January 25th, 13.00 - 17.00 (CET)

Participation is at no cost!

Register by Friday, January 22 with John O. Ashamu (


The University of Kaiserslautern and the Institute of Didactics of Democracy at the University of Hannover are pleased to invite you to an online conference "Democracy from a distance - the challenges for citizenship education in the 'new normal'". The conference aims to provide a basis for exchange and networking on the challenge of education in times of digital transformation. Five brief impulse statements will underscore five different perspectives:


  • The European viewpoint (Bernt Gebauer)
  • Classroom practice (Aylin Kortel)
  • Formal education (Tonio Oeftering)
  • Non-formal education (Karl Weber)
  • Overcoming the marginalization of women in digitalization (Hannah Lichtenhäler)


Join in as we look forward to your participation!


Moderator: Bernd Fiedler, Berlin
13:00 - 13:10J.-Prof. Dr. Inken Heldt & Prof. Dr. Dirk Lange"Democracy from a distance?" - Welcome and opening remarks
13:10 - 13:50Dr. Bernt Gebauer (Hess. Kulturministerium, Council of Europe EPAN expert for Germany)Addressing the present educational challenges in Europe? The CoE's COVID 19 response!
13:55 - 14:35Aylin Kortel (Bildungsstätte Anne Frank, Frankfurt am Main)

Let's go digital..? Challenges of anti-racist education in a virtual setting

14:40 - 15:20Prof. Dr. Tonio Oeftering (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)The political dimension of digitalization and media competence
15:40 - 16:20Dr. Karl Weber (Arbeitsgemeinschaft katholisch-sozialer Bildungswerke e.V., Bonn)Shrinking spaces for young people? The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on citizenship education
16:25 - 17:05Hannah Lichtenthäler (Netzforma e.V.)Debunking the myth of the free internet: Why feminism matters for all things digital
17:05 - 17:15J.-Prof. Dr. Inken Heldt & Prof. Dr. Dirk LangeFarewell and transition to Winter School part II

The public conference is part of the "European Winter School on Education for Democracy in the Digital Age", taking place from January 25 - 28, 2021 and is funded by DAAD.


J.-Prof. Dr. Inken Heldt

TU Kaiserslautern

Didaktik der politischen Bildung