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.
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.
Last week EWC received a Certificate of appreciation in recognition of the long-lasting partnership, dedication and support in implementing educational reforms in the “New Ukrainian School”. The Ministry of Education and Science, who is a partner in “Schools for Democracy” program, also honored other donors supporting educational reforms in the country.
Inspiring and far-reaching initiatives to improve democratic development in schools were presented at the National Conference for the “Schools for Democracy” programme in Ukraine on June 25-26. Almost 50 schools got to showcase the results of their efforts, and nearly 300 stakeholders participated at the event.
In mid-June the first Thorvald Stoltenberg seminar brought together 28 young leaders from 26 countries at Utøya. For five days they discussed challenges and opportunities arising in diverse societies, learned new tools to combat hate speech and discrimination as well as how to facilitate intercultural dialogue.
The 3-year project will be carried out In cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Education, Science and Religious Affairs, the National Institute of Education Policy and other partners. It is financed as a pre-defined project under the EEA/Norway Grants.