|Author(s)||Maiztegui Oñate, C., & Gómez Marroquín, I.|
|Editor||Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society|
Spanish young people have a positive idea about democracy, but they have many difficulties in identifying themselves as active citizens. There is a tradition of apathy public life, consequently policy makers emphasise participation and citizenship education. This analysis of Spanish policies for citizenship education suggests that the contribution of education authorities is complemented by Social Affair and Culture authorities. Objectives include the promotion of democratic citizenship in a non-formal educational context. Non-Governmental agents are also active role, traditionally working against social exclusion.