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About Simone Haenen

Simone Haenen learnt to become an active citizen, through actually experiencing true and full democracy at school. Now she is working to build a more democratic, transparent and inclusive society, by being a city councillor and an education activist.

Articles by Simone Haenen

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

So what is the purpose of education?

"After a year, in the fall of 2013, I wanted to investigate the possibility of working towards being Minister of Education."  Simone Haenen told her story at the World Forum for Democracy 2016.

Ask yourself this

We are starting to see that we have to drastically change – the greatest challenge in human history. So what is the purpose of education? Introducing a story-teller at the World Forum for Democracy 2016.

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