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Sapere Aude is a non-governmental non-profit organisation for the promotion of civic education, based in Austria.

We work with a variety of adolescent and adult target groups and partners, such as youth associations, ministries and educational institutions.

Sapere Aude is non-partisan and is working independently on civic educational issues.

We are inspired by two main considerations:

  • Our entire life consists of politics.
  • Democracy means to enable each and every one to co-create the political framework of our lives.

Thus, we understand civic education as a process during which the circumstances of one’s own life can be reflected upon, own interests can be developed and expressed and the skills necessary for their implementation and realisation can be acquired. The individual right to participation and universal human rights are the basis of these principles. Consequently, the goal is to learn democracy.

As this interpretation of civic education is rarely offered within the regular educational system, we want to correct this oversight.

Our projects:

We design and implement innovative workshop formats that suit any given target group from pupils to teachers, from young to old, no matter their background. Everyone faces the same rich variety of non-formal and interactive methods, only language and topics are occasionally adapted. We are convinced that everyone is able to think critically and independently and to campaign for their own interests. In our projects, we build these capacities.

International project LEAP (2019-2021):

Learning to participate (LEAP) is a project about youth empowerment. active citizenship and skills development. It is a strategic partnership project between universities and youth organisations, that contributes to foster participation and European mobility. For the project we work together with departments of the universities of Vienna and Hannover (Germany), as well as with the youth organisations Centro Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (Italy) and Udruga Mladi u EU (Croatia).

During the project we are also organizing a free youth workers training (23.11.2019, Vienna) and free youth mobility 2020.

Further details are provided in our current project flyer and newsletter (below), as well as on Facebook.

People interestet in the youth workers training or the youth mobility please contact:

Mag. Patrick Danter, patrick.danter@sapereaude.at, 0650/3224657

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+Programme of the European Commission.