These skills refer to the skills and abilities that enable us to be aware of our rights and responsibilities as citizens, to be active and engaged citizens, and to work together to make a positive impact in the society we belong to – locally, nationally and globally. This is essential for strengthening and safeguarding a democratic way of life. It includes the knowledge and skills required to understand, challenge and engage with people, politics, media, the economy and the law. Thus citizenship skills foster personal dignity and contribute to creating responsible thinking citizens, who are supportive, participatory, respectful, and aware of their rights and obligations.
"The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "