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Summing up the joint efforts towards better Ukraine - National conference within the Schools for Democracy Programme

More than 240 participants gathered in Kyiv on 26-27 June for the National conference to celebrate the good practices of the democratization projects schools from all over Ukraine have carried out this school year.


Baltic Regional Summer Academy brings 36 school representatives from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania together!

During the 4 day training, 12 school teams from Baltic countries learned how to create an inclusive learning environment including how to deal with controversial issues in the classroom.


Call for participants: "Dealing with Controversy through Education"

The European Wergeland Centre together with the Education Development Centre (Lithuania), the National Centre for Education (Latvia) and the Finnish National Agency for Education (Finland) invites representatives of institutions, active in formal and non-formal education, from Nordic and Baltic States to submit applications to take part in the Training for Trainers course “Dealing with controversy through education: a regional approach”.


Study visit from Ukraine

June 4-7, 2018 representatives of the State Service of Education Quality of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine took part in a study visit to Oslo within the Supporting Educational reforms in Ukraine Programme implemented by the EWC and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.


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New regional project on teaching controversial issues

The new project "Dealing with controversy through education: a regional approach" has been granted support from Nordplus. The aim of the project is to create a Baltic-Nordic network of trainers in education for democratic citizenship and human rights, who can support educational institutions and educators in formal and non-formal education through training and dissemination activities.


Including refugees at Greek schools

Greek Summer Academy

The 2nd edition of the Greek Summer Academy took place in the island of Spetses May 10 - 14th 2018. It brought together school heads, teachers and parents from 7 primary schools in Attica, all selected based on their experiences from including refugees in their schools this school year.


Strong support for the 22 July and Democratic Citizenship programme

Learning Democracy at Utøya

The Norwegian Government supports the programme 22 July and Democratic Citizenship in the Revised National Budget for 2018. With the increased support, EWC, together with our partners, will provide learning opportunities for an increased number of young people and educational professionals on 22 July 2011 and related topics such as democratic citizenship, human rights and prevention of hate speech.


Norwegian State Secretary visited Schools for Democracy

Democratization of Schools

A Norwegian delegation headed by State Secretary Audun Halvorsen and Ambassador to Ukraine Ole T. Horpestad yesterday visited  school № 203 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The school recently joined “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational reforms in Ukraine”, a programme implemented by the European Wergeland Centre with financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


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