Apply for "Learning Democracy at Utøya"

EWC encourages students from 9th and 10th grade at Norwegian lower secondary schools and their teacher to apply for participation at a Learning Democracy training at Utøya this fall. Deadline is September 2.


July 22. 2011, 69 young people lost their lives and many more were wounded by a terrorist attack on a youth camp at Utøya in Norway. Utøya symbolizes how important it is to defend and shape democracy every day. This makes Utøya a special place for young people to reflect on what democracy means to them, what challenges our democracies face and how young people can promote democratic values and practices.

This fall EWC co-organizes two trainings at Utøya (September 13.-15 and Steptember 20.-22.) There will also be trainings in the spring, but these dates are yet to be decided.

For more information and how to apply, please click here (Information in Norwegian). 

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Ingrid Aspelund

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Ms. Aspelund is responsible for coordinating EWC's projects related to issues such as prevention of hate speech, discrimination, violent extremism and radicalization, and is responsible for the project “22 July and Democratic Citizenship”. She has a Master in International and Multicultural Education and a Bachelor in Development Studies from Oslo and Akershus University College. Ms. Aspelund has previously worked as a campaign advisor for the No Hate Speech Movement in Norway and was the head of Norwegian People’s Aid Solidarity Youth 2015-2017.

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