An Active Role in Society
On a European level, the Council of Europe promotes the combined approach of "Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. more
More than a lot of other educational approaches citizenship education is an active approach, combining knowledge, attitude and active engagement. As such, the approach also has some points of connection to other action- and impact-oriented learning opportunities, such as Entrepreneurship Education or Cultural Education.
Therefore, the approach is integrating into other pedagogies that accompany social transformations, such as sustainable development or digital transformation. In example, "digital citizenship essentially means learning to live as a citizen in today’s highly digitised society" (Council of Europe) or Education for Sustainable development entails to "take informed decisions and make responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society" (UNESCO).