Citizenship skills refer to the skills and abilities that enable us to be aware of our rights and responsibilities as citizens. They guide us in being active and engaged citizens who work together to make a positive impact in the society we belong to – locally, nationally and globally. These skills are paramount in strengthening and safeguarding a democratic way of life. They include the knowledge and skills required to understand, challenge, and engage with people, politics, media, economy and 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. "