The Citizenship and Lifelong Learning Monitor is the SOLIDAR Foundation annual report on
developments from national and European level regarding citizenship education and lifelong learning. The publication came amid heightened intercultural tensions, following a wave of terrorist attacks in the early 2010s. These tensions prompted the release of the 2015 Paris Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education and to renew member states’ commitment to promoting the EU identity and values.
The Monitor is based on three thematic areas from the 2015 Paris Declaration:
1. Ensuring that people acquire civic and intercultural competencies.
2. Enhancing critical thinking and media literacy, particularly regarding internet and social media use.
3. Promoting intercultural dialogue.