Per Mouritsen is an Associate Professor of political science at Aarhus University in Denmark. He has participated in many EU-funded initiatives (Emilie, ACCEPT PLURALISM) as well as Scandinavian (ACT, GovCit) and Danish projects on immigrant integration and various aspects of citizenship. He directs the Danish-Swedish Rockwool Foundation project ASSISI on the impact of school governance of diversity on the civic integration and educational attainment of young second-generation immigrants. He has also consulted for Norwegian and Danish ministries and various nongovernmental organizations, and was founding Director of the Center for Journalism Studies at Aarhus University.
Dr. Mouritsen is often called upon as an expert, evaluator, and public commentator on citizenship, comparative civic integration policy, and civic education. He holds a PhD in social and political science from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, and MAs from Warwick and Aarhus Universities.
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Across Europe, civic education programs are being asked to solve a range of social challenges—from dwindling political participation to the protection of immigrant and refugee youth from alienation and radicalization. While these challenges are shared across countries, the programs designed to address them vary considerably. This report explores differing models in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.