Each year our conference brings together teachers, initial teacher educators, policy makers and others from each nation to explore and discuss Citizenship and values education.
Our conference is by invitation only to secure a good balance of participants from each jurisdiction and from each constituency group (teachers, initial teacher educators, inspectors, education policy makers, curriculum planners and NGOs). The five nations take it in turns to host the annual event and funding from the Gordon Cook Foundation has enabled these conferences to take place since 2000*. We are pleased that The MacRobert Trust provided funding to support the programme from 2014-17.
For the period 2013-2015, the Strategy Group agreed a focus on the theme of ‘Identity and Citizenship’ and a series of three conferences to explore questions within this theme were developed: Edinburgh , Belfast  and Cardiff .
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Call to Action
In September 2009, the Five Nations Network issued a shared Call to Action calling on politicians and policy makers across the five countries to make a renewed commitment to citizenship and values education to enable young people to engage with our increasingly complex, challenging and changing world. Download File
* Between 2003 and 2007, additional funding was secured from the Department for Education and Skills (England), Curriculum Development Unit and the Department of Education and Science (Republic of Ireland), Department of Education and CCEA (Northern Ireland), Learning and Teaching Scotland (Scotland) and the Welsh Assembly Government (Wales) to enable a number of representatives from each jurisdiction to attend the series of conferences. Institute for Global Ethics UK Trust managed the Five Nations Network and organised conferences between 2000-2011.