Participants at a CDC training in Strasbourg

Piloting Descriptors of Competences for Democratic Culture

Teachers in Europe working with learners from 9-10 years old up to higher education can contribute to the piloting of the descriptors of the Council of Europe Framework of Competences for a Democratic Culture.

Record number of countries at Regional Summer Academies

The Regional Summer Academy trainings in education for democratic citizenship and human rights will this year reach a record number of participants and countries.

"Improving Citizenship Competences in adult education" is a collaboration between EWC and the Lithuanian conflict prevention association

Adult education for democratic citizenship

Citizenship in adult education

A project in Lithuania has showed that that teaching and learning democratic competences is important in a live long learning perspective. Adult education is one way to do it!

Need for curricula changes at schools in Ukraina

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Schools participating in the Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine want stronger integration of democratic citizenship and human rights into the curricula and further steps in developing democratic school governance. 

Students at Frydenberg train their fellow students

Trained their class mates after Utøya

Learning Democracy at Utøya

After participating at a training course on Utøya, students from Frydenberg Secondary School used what they had learned to train their fellow students. Through inter-active exercises they facilitated discussions in the classroom about democratic values, human rights and inclusion.

Students learning from each other

Norwegian students learned from peers in Poland

EWC and Polish NGO Szansa recently organized a study trip where Norwegian youth exchanged experiences and learned from Polish students how to prevent and combat hate speech online.

Students and teachers in Slovyansk

Over 60 workshops at the Schools for Democracy

More than 60 school workshops have been carried out at the Schools for Democracy in Ukraine. Our National Coordinator writes about her impressions from one of them.

Strengthened collaboration with Slovakia

EWC hosted a training based on the Council of Europe manual Bookmarks for 40 Slovak teachers in Oslo earlier this April. The training is a sign of the strengthening of ties between the centre and the Slovak Ministry of Education who are looking into the possibility of jointly organizing an academy type training on education for democratic citizenship and human rights in 2016.

Participants at the pilot training at Utøya in April 2016

Democracy and Human Rights trainings at Utøya

Last week EWC held the first of a series of workshops at Utøya, where 69 young people lost their lives and many more were wounded by a terrorist attack 22 July 2011. The island symbolizes how important it is to defend and shape democracy every day.

European ministers back new tool for securing democracy through education

Education ministers from across the continent have given their backing to the new Framework of Competences for a Democratic Culture, which aims to help teach democracy and democratic values in schools and other settings.

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