The EWC programme “Schools For Democracy: Supporting Education Reform in Ukraine” has had a high level of activity thus far in 2019. The year started off with a training of trainers with over 60 participants from the National Network of Trainers, and continued with the launching conference for the IVth cycle of the programme.
EWC and The Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) are working together on developing new learning resources for educators to use when teaching about 22. July 2011 and democratic citizenship.
In February 2019 EWC visited the site for the new Centre for Roma and Sinti Culture in Prague, that will open in 2022. As part of the Czech National Strategy for Roma Integration the project also includes the restauration of two national memorial sites; the World War II concentration camps for Roma people in Lety and Hodonín. EWC is a partner in the development of the Centre's educational activities, aiming to build more inclusive societies.
The round table «Development and assessment of civic competences’ transversal integration in the new Ukrainian school” was organized at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine by the Education Initiatives Centre in cooperation with the Council of Europe and EWC through the “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine” programme on 22 of Nov 2018.
Implemented by the EWC and the Association of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe, bringing together 70 participants - experts from 9 countries and education professionals from more than 30 regions of the Russian Federation.
2018 is coming to an end, but the programme "22. July and Democratic Citizenship" continues with renewed strength in 2019. Here is a summary of some of our activities in 2018, which will also continue in 2019.
In September, EWC organized a training course on how to deal with controversy through education for trainers from Nordic and Baltic Countries. The course will contribute to the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic trainer network in citizenship and human rights education in the region.
EWC Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad took part in a panel discussion on Learning for democratic citizenship and inclusive social development at the UNESCO Regional Consultation for Europe and North America in Strasbourg, October 24.