The first trainings at Schools for Democracy, a national programme in education for democratic citizenship in Ukraine, are well underway and the participants are getting ready to implement changes in their schools across the country.
The 3rd Polish-Norwegian seminar in the Faces of Diversity project explored how history education and human rights education can mutually reinforce each other. The seminar took place at the EWC premises in Oslo March 7-8.
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.