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Welcome to the website of the ICCS 2009 International Study Centre at

The International Study Centre conducted the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS) 2009 in cooperation with


The purpose of ICCS is to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the 21st century. In pursuit of this purpose, the study will report on student achievement in a test of knowledge, conceptual understanding and competencies in civic and citizenship education. It will also collect and analyse data about student dispositions and attitudes relating to civics and citizenship. The study builds on the previous IEA studies of civic education, particularly CIVED in 1999.

ICCS 2016

A new cycle of ICCS is currently in development. For more details, please see the IEA website (