Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland,expressed strong support for the work of the European Wergeland Centre in implementing Council of Europe policies to practice in nearly 30 member states during a visit to the center last week.
EWC is glad to present the Report for activities in the Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine 2016-2017, a period in which the programme has offered assistance to the national curriculum reform and school reform in the country.
More than 170 participants from 30 participating schools, the network of trainers and specially invited guests celebrated the achievements of the first cycle of the Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine.
The EWC Schools for Democracy in Ukraine Programme has developed the manual “Civic responsibility: 80 exercises for developing citizenship and social competences in 5-9 grades” for Ukrainian secondary schools.
The call is now open for participants for the 2017 South East Europe Regional Summer Academy which will provide a training for teacher trainers from South East Europe in September. Deadline for applications is August 10.
Teachers, school leaders and representatives from Ministries of Education and other stakeholders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden spent three days at the European Wergeland Centre and Utøya, exploring the Council of Europe manuals "Teaching Controversial Issues" and "Managing Controversy".