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Nordic project on teaching controversial issues

EWC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway to conduct a pilot project for school leaders and teachers from the Nordic countries, based on the Council of Europe manuals “Teaching Controversial Issues” and “Managing Controversy”. A training for multipliers from all Nordic countries will be held at Utøya in Norway, followed by national workshops. The project is part of the programme of the Norwegian Chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is open for participants from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Faeroe Islands and Aaland. 


Online resources on 22 July and democratic citizenship

Learning Democracy at Utøya

EWC, in partnership with Utøya and the 22 July Centre, develops online educational resources for teachers in Norway on the terror of 22 July 2011 and education for democratic citizenship and human rights. The resources will be available by the start of the school year 2017-18. The development of online educational resources further expands the cooperation between EWC, Utøya and 22 July Centre to offer a comprehensive educational programme on 22 July to Norwegian schools


Practical proposals for a new Ukrainian school

Ukrainian education professionals developed practical proposals for schools to develop competences for democratic culture using the Council of Europe tools during a round table conference last year.


Democracy and Human rights in the New Ukrainian School

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

On 9 December in Kyiv, Ukraine, EWC together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine co-organized the round table conference "Democracy and Human rights in the New Ukrainian School". The conference gathered over 80 participants - experts and educators from different regions of Ukraine, and the National Trainer Network of the EWCs Schools for Democracy Programme.


School projects under way in Kosovo*

The Kosovo Academy

The second edition of the Kosovo Academy took place last week. The participating schools have assessed their current situation and planned projects to strengthen a school culture of human rights and democracy.


Training for Schools for Democracy 2nd Cycle

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

A training of trainers for the "Schools for Democracy in Ukraine" programme is under way in Kyiv. An important objective is to prepare the welcome for 40 new schools starting their adventure with the "Schools for Democracy" in 2017.


Taking a modern view of citizenship education

Practicing Citizenship

More than 70 education professionals from Georgia and the Russian Federation shared good practices in citizenship education at a Networking Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, last month.The conference was organized by EWC in partnership with the Association of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe and the Tbilisi School of Political Studies as a part of the Practicing Citizenship programme.


A regional hub for democratic schools

Working closely with the national trainers of the Schools for Democracy Programme, Irpin school No 2 has become a regional hub for implementation of the principles of democracy in secondary schools in the Kyiv region. 


Facing controversial issues

The Slovak and Czech Regional Academy

The first Slovak and Czech Regional Academy "Building Inclusive School Environments for All" took place outside Bratislava November 2-6. The participants confronted their own prejudices, discussed controversial perspectives and prepared projects to build democratic and inclusive school environments back home. 


Charter published in Ukrainian

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

The European Wergeland Centre has the pleasure to present the Ukrainian translation of the Council of Europe’s Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7, the Charter on EDC/HRE.


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