|Editor||A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship|
The sixth CiCe conference, The Experience of Citizenship, took place in Krakow in May 2004, just after the enlargement of the European Union to include Poland as one of ten new member states. Europe in 2004 is in a state of flux, of which this political change is but part. Social and political structures and behaviour are in transformation, and these are leading to new kinds of understanding about the nature of the community, of identity, and of relationships within and towards society. This paper will explore some of these ideas, particularly around what we understand by experiential learning, about being a learner and achieving an identity, and about the relationship of these to communities and citizenship.