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“Free to speak, Safe to Learn - Democratic schools for All“

In 2018 the Council of Europe Education Department and the European Wergeland Centre will launch a new education campaign: “Free to speak, Safe to Learn: Democratic schools for All”. 


New Project on Democratic Competences at Pedagogic Universities

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

In January 2018 the EWC launched a new joint project within the Schools for Democracy Programme – “Competences for Democratic Culture in Pre-Service Training in Ukraine”. The Project will be aimed at a deeper integration of civic and social competences into universities courses of the future primary school teachers. The Project will be carried out in cooperation with Borys Grinchenko University of Kyiv and Center of Education Monitoring (Kyiv).


Bringing together organizations working with civic education in Ukraine

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

On Jan 25, the EWC programme “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine 2018-2021” organized a meeting for the community of practice working in the field of civic education in Ukraine. 


School for Democracy in Ukraine expands to new areas

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

The third cycle of the “Schools for Democracy” explores new locations on the map of Ukraine as 47 new schools were welcomed aboard at a kickoff event marking the beginning of the third and enhanced cycle of the programme.


Policy and Practice meet at Schools for Democracy Launch Conference

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Liliia Hrynevych, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, dedicated an hour to questions and answers from engaged schools at the launching conference of EWC’s enhanced programme “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine 2018-2021.


Narrative Report on the Utøya Training Course on Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech

Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech

The Narrative Report from the Council of Europe and EWC training course on Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech is now available online.


Evaluation recommends continuation of Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic countries

An external evaluation of the EWC project Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic Countries recommends to build on the created momentum through the establishment of a train the trainers programme. The evaluation was commissioned by The Nordic Council of Ministers


“Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine 2018-2021

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

EWC is launching a new enhanced programme in Ukraine aiming to support democratic school reforms. The Programme will run from 2018 until 2021 and build on the experience of the Schools for Democracy programme which started in 2015. It will be supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway. 


Supporting integration of refugee children in Greece

EWC is proud to introduce a new programme in Greece! In cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Education, EWC will offer a 3-year programme on refugee education, supporting the integration of refugee children in Greek schools. The programme is part of the EEA Grants programme cycle 2014-2021.


Registration open for Learning Democracy at Utøya

Upper secondary students from all over Norway participated in Learning Democracy at Utøya in 2017. Now the registration is open for the gatherings in 2018.


OECD Learning Compass 2030

EWC took part at the informal meeting of the OECD International Working Group Education 2030 in Paris, 23-25 October 2017. Here is a report from EWC senior advisor Iryna Sabor.


Focus on inclusion at Slovak Academy

The Slovak Academy Democratic Schools for All took place outside Bratislava October 16-21, 2017. Focus was on building inclusive schools, with particular focus on Roma students.


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