At the end of October, 68 participants from 30 regions of the Russian Federation attended the Networking Conference of the Practicing Citizenship programme. For 3 days, the representatives of civil society organizations, universities, schools and other educational institutions had a chance to learn about the programme and opportunities it provides for their educational practice.
EWC is proud to congratulate our Schools for Democracy trainer Natalia Kidalova on winning the Global Teacher Prize Ukraine 2019. Starting at 3000 candidates Natalia was announced as number one in Kyiv October 5th. Here, she talks about her many experiences working as a teacher for over two decades, and we get to hear about the school of her dreams.
“Education for Global Citizenship” promotes cooperation between NGOs and schools, with an aim to achieve systemic change in citizenship education. Three associations consisting of NGOs and schools from different areas in Portugal are at the core of the project.
Integration of Refugee Children in Greek Schools: About the project
Eight schools with afternoon classes for refugee children used their participation in the Greek Academy 2018 as a starting point for integration into main classes. By the end of last year all schools had in various ways included the refugee children in the ordinary school, allowing for interaction and integration with other students.
On October 3rd, EWC’s Ingrid Aspelund participated in a panel discussion organised by our partner the 22 July Centre in Oslo. The topic addressed was the role of schools in preventing right-wing extremism, hate speech and intolerance.
There is a substantial demand for education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding in Europe which is also reflected in the higher level of activities provided by the European Wergeland Centre. Recognising this situation, Norway has increased the core funding of the centre with 1,3 million kroner (NOK) in the National Budget for 2020. In addition, it increases the funding of the programme “22 July and Democratic Citizenship” to 5 million NOK (up 60%).
Integration of Refugee Children in Greek Schools
This call is now closed. On behalf of the project’s team, we would like to inform all the applicants that the evaluation procedure is still in progress. The applicants, who will be selected to pass to the next evaluation stage, will be informed by email. We have received a great number of applications,something that made the Evaluation Committee’s work even harder. We would really like to thank all the applicants for their interest.
Two days of sharing experiences and ideas, as well as challenges and possible areas of cooperation, when the EWC team visited the Department for International Projects in Education (IPE) at the Zürich University of Teacher Education August 28-30, 2019.
EWC expanded the “Schools for Democracy” pool of trainers in Ukraine by welcoming 14 new members at the Training of Trainers conducted 12-15 August in Kyiv. The pool of trainers now number 73 active members, helping our schools to implement changes and improve by developing and fostering a democratic culture and inclusive environments at schools..
Arendalsuka is a national annual event and the largest political gathering in Norway. Its mission is to strengthen the belief in political empowerment and democracy through an open debate and involvement. This year, EWC partnered with the other Peace and Human Rights Centres in Norway to organise two seminars during the five-day event.
International Trainings and Workshops
How to act against hate speech and extremism? That was the central question when 24 youth politicians and civil society activists from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Norway gathered for a workshop. at Utøya 19 - 22 August 2019.
Bustling with ideas, constructive conversations and positive energy, the second seminar in the 2019 cycle of the Practicing Citizenship in the Russian Federation took place in Beograd July 7- 12.