Dembra is expanding into a national Norwegian programme with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Education. On January 7-8, EWC co-organized a workshop for staff from the Rafto Foundation in Bergen and Falstadsenteret in Trøndelag to transfer knowledge and exchange ideas to prepare their regional Dembra-activities starting autumn 2016.
On January 24-29, EWC carried out a training of trainers for 30 experienced Ukrainian educators in Lviv, Ukraine. The training marked the start of the first cycle of the three year National Programme in Education for Democratic Citizenship "Schools for Democracy" in Ukraine. The program is a partnership between EWC, the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine and the Council of Europe.
A selected group of alumni from the Regional Summer Academies in Poland and Montenegro participated at a training of trainers seminar January 16-22, at the Council of Europe European Youth Center in Budapest. The training was organized by EWC and the Council of Europe.
EWC Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad gave a talk at the round table conference organized by the Norwegian government in January in preparation of the upcoming governmental strategy on prevention of hate speech.
EWC contributes to the Lithuanian project "Improving Citizenship Competences in adult education". Early in January adult educators from Lithuania participated at a training for trainers in Oslo, Norway.
The final conference for the project "Promoting citizenship education in the Russian Federation 2013-2015" took place in Istanbul 2-4 November. Participants looked back at what had been achieved while at the same looking ahead at new possibilities for the future
Amid huge challenges Kosovo* is facing such as raising corruption, distrust in political institutions, inclusion of minorities, 33 school heads, teachers and parents’ representatives from the Pristina municipality met in Prizren, to learn, to exchange, to identify human rights challenges faced daily in schools. And to plan for changes.
On November 12 and 13, the Centre for Inclusion in Education (ZBI) at the University of Hildesheim staged two events related to the topics of the topics of teaching about religions and non religious convictions and of religious diversity as an element of intercultural education in general. Both events were co-organized by EWC and the Coordinating Group for Religion in Education (CoGREE).