Training for Romanian Teacher Trainers

EWC is planning a training programme to be carried out in partnership with Romanian County School Inspectorates, Teacher Training Houses and County Centres for Resources and Educational Assistance. The programme will start with a training and study visit in Oslo this fall. 


“During the training and study visit in Oslo, the school inspectors, teacher trainers and school-councilors will strengthen their capacity in citizenship and human rights education. They will also plan projects to be implemented by their institutions back in Romania”, Øystein Sassebo Bryhni, senior advisor at EWC, said. 

The mobility to Norway is followed by project implementation and a follow-up conference in Romania next year. 

“This will be the second time we organize this together with Romanian partners. The institutions taking part in the last cycle carried out 31 trainings in education for democratic citizenship in Romania. Through this they succeeded in promoting democratic practices and methods in 136 Romanian schools”, Bryhni added.

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Feedback from participants:

“We became aware of the multitude of things we could do to really improve human rights education and education for democracy in our schools and educational environment”.

“Through the institutional and educational objectives, the structure and themes of the course, the materials we have access to, the professionalism of the trainers, the hospitality of the host, the visits we attended and the follow-up activity, the program meets and exceeds the expectations of any participant.”

“I have learned how to apply a whole school approach involving all school attendees to develop a democratic and inclusive school environment for the development of democratic governance and I understand the importance of teaching and addressing controversial issues and diversity.”

” The follow-up meeting created the opportunity to meet the trainers and the other colleagues from different institutions in order to share ideas and understand how we can collaborate.”

“The training programme let me understand better the needs of the pupils but also of the teachers. I succeeded in making the headmasters understand the importance of the formal and informal dialogue between the teachers, between pupils and between teachers and pupils”.

Participation in the programme is conditional on support from the Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship Programme in Romania, financed through the EEA Grants 2014-2021, via the Romanian Programme Operator, Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei si Formarii Profesionale. The deadline for applications is May 5.

Further information can be found at: http://www.eea4edu.ro/cine-poate-candida/invatamant-preuniversitar/ 

The European Wergeland Centre

Øystein Sassebo Bryhni

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Øystein Bryhni is responsible for the management of EWCs public relations and other information activities. He has the editorial responsibility for the centre’s web pages and other online resources as well as written publications.

Bryhni has a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a Bachelor of Science in International History from the London School of Economics and a degree in Journalism from the Oslo University College. He has previously been Head of Communications at Norwegian People’s Aid and a journalist at the foreign news desk of the Norwegian News Agency NTB.

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