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Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine Activity Report 2016-2017

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

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.


Enhancing Democracy and Social Inclusion in Baltic Schools

Regional Baltic Summer Academy

School teams from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia united forces to deal with new challenges caused by changing social realities at the 2017 Baltic Regional Summer Academy in Jelgava, Latvia.


Celebrating the first cycle of Schools for Democracy

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.


Utøya Training on Counter and Alternative Narratives to hate Speech

Youth workers, youth leaders and educators are invited to apply for a training course on Counter and Alternative Narratives to hate Speech at Utøya in Norway, 16-20 October 2017.


New manual from the Schools for Democracy 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.


Training for Teacher Trainers

Regional Summer Academy Montenegro

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.


Preparing training modules based on Signposts

Signposts

An EWC expert group has adapted the Council of Europe publication Signposts so that it can be used in teacher training.


Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic Countries

Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic Countries

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".


Explored possibilities for collaboration

The Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Mr Paulo Abrao visited EWC on 2 June.


Norwegian delegation visited a School for Democracy in Kyiv

A delegation from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Kyiv school No 309 which is participating in the second cycle of the EWC “Schools for Democracy in Ukraine” programme.


Notes from the Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference

EWC Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and senior advisor Iryna Sabor participated at the Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference at Harvard. In this article they summarize the main ideas they brought back home.


Discussed Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Norway's Ambassador to Ukraine Ole T Horpestad visited EWC while in Oslo earlier this May. During the meeting Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and Iryna Sabor presented EWC's ongoing work in Ukraine in support of educational reforms.


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