ICCS 2022

International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2022

ICCS 2022 is the third cycle of the study (following ICCS 2016 & ICCS 2009). For each cycle, ICCS develops new measures to address the recent challenges in civic and citizenship education (CCE) from societal contexts. ICCS 2022 aims to extend its regional and thematic scope by considering issues such as the increase in populist movements, authoritarian government practices, or issues related to climate change and environmental protection.

In the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and particularly education target 4.7, ICCS 2022 will explore new aspects of civic knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in cooperation with UNESCO, participating countries, and our academic project advisors.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) serves as the international study center for ICCS 2022, with the Laboratorio di Pedagogia Sperimentale (LPS) at Roma Tre University and LUMSA University in Rome acting as associate research centers, working in close cooperation with the IEA, and the national centers of participating countries.

Why Participate in ICCS 2022?

Countries around the world face persisting and new challenges in educating young people for citizenship. Participating in ICCS 2022 will provide them with reliable, comparative data in this critical learning area and help them shape educational policies. ICCS 2022 aims to help countries address their own national targets for civic education, while monitoring progress toward the UNESCO sustainable development goals (SDG).

ICCS 2022 is designed to answer key questions of interest in civic education such as; 

  • Do schools provide opportunities for open debate and participation to foster knowledge, attitudes, and engagement?
  • How do adolescents view various social and political issues as they approach the voting age?
  • How does the increasing importance of social media influence young people's civic engagement?

As in previous cycles, ICCS 2022 will also collect a rich array of contextual data from teachers, principals and students about the organization of civic and citizenship education in curricula. The results will provide valuable insights to make informed decisions on education policy and practice.

ICCS 2022 Participants

Brazil, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein as benchmarking entities), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden



First meeting of National Research Coordinators (NRCs) and conceptual scoping and development


May: Second meeting of NRCs

Development of conceptual framework, instruments and preparations for piloting


Field trial in all countries


Main survey in all countries


Publication of international results


Launch of the public-use database and accompanying documentation

Costs of Participating

IEA requires each participating country to cover the costs of the study at the national level (including the costs that will allow their NRC to attend study meetings), and to contribute to the costs of coordinating the study internationally.

IEA study participation fees are quoted in IEA International Currency Units (ICU): half of the total payment is billed in US dollars and half is billed in Euro. The fees are standardised for all participating entities.

For ICCS 2022, the study participation fee is ICU 246,000 (= 123,000 US dollars plus 123,000 Euro). For countries choosing the computer based assessment option, there is an additional cost of ICU 80,000 (= 40,000 US dollars plus 40,000 Euro).

Please see the document below for full cost details.

How to Participate in ICCS 2022

For country enrollment, please contact IEA Amsterdam Director, Dr Andrea Netten.

Dr Andrea Netten
Director, IEA Amsterdam