The EWC project “Preparing Future Teachers in the Western Balkans” officially launched in Montenegro on November 20-24, bringing together the regional network of universities for the kick-off conference and initial training.
Following the official launch and training in Athens in the end of October, the “Schools for all: Integration of Refugee Children in Greek Schools” project has successfully completed its first two regional academies, hosting a total of 18 secondary schools from all over the country.
In the December issue of the scientific journal “Synergies – Educational Dialogues for Social Change”, EWC’s Caroline Gebara and Elizaveta Bagrintseva presents the Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) as a key document in education for democratic citizenship and human rights education.
When the online component team of the EWC program "Schools for Democracy" in Ukraine organized a webinar on Digital Citizenship Education (DCE), over 200 participants signed up to learn more about how to educate citizens in the digital age.
The regional cooperation component of the Schools for Democracy programme aims to share experiences on how to develop competences for democratic culture (CDC) in schools, between educators from Ukraine and other countries in the region.
On November 11-12 EWC welcomed a delegation led by Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science, Hanna Novosad. The purpose of the visit was to get familiar with the Norwegian pre-school system, as Ukraine is planning to develop a new strategy for this sector.
“Schools for All – Integration of Refugee Children in Greek Schools” officially launched in Athens on October 31st, marking the start of 3 years of training and mentoring for up to 150 secondary schools in Greece with reception classes for refugee children.
Human Rights Education has progressed in both Europe and Asia, but there are still many unresolved issues. EWC’s Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad presented trends, common challenges and possible ways forward at the 19th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights Education & Training in Tromsø, Norway 4-6 November.