June 4-7, 2018 representatives of the State Service of Education Quality of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine took part in a study visit to Oslo within the Supporting Educational reforms in Ukraine Programme implemented by the EWC and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.
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The new project "Dealing with controversy through education: a regional approach" has been granted support from Nordplus. The aim of the project is to create a Baltic-Nordic network of trainers in education for democratic citizenship and human rights, who can support educational institutions and educators in formal and non-formal education through training and dissemination activities.
The 2nd edition of the Greek Summer Academy took place in the island of Spetses May 10 - 14th 2018. It brought together school heads, teachers and parents from 7 primary schools in Attica, all selected based on their experiences from including refugees in their schools this school year.
The Norwegian Government supports the programme 22 July and Democratic Citizenship in the Revised National Budget for 2018. With the increased support, EWC, together with our partners, will provide learning opportunities for an increased number of young people and educational professionals on 22 July 2011 and related topics such as democratic citizenship, human rights and prevention of hate speech.
A Norwegian delegation headed by State Secretary Audun Halvorsen and Ambassador to Ukraine Ole T. Horpestad yesterday visited school № 203 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The school recently joined “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational reforms in Ukraine”, a programme implemented by the European Wergeland Centre with financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
EWCs Schools for Democracy programme aims to support reforms in Ukrainian schools by equipping future teachers and school leaders with new methods and approaches to teaching and learning democratic citizenship and respect for human rights. The Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competence for Democratic culture is central to this project.
The 33 participants at the seminar “Citizenship Education” had the opportunity to visit a local school - Gimnazija Niko Rolovic in Bar, Montenegro. The visit illustrated how the concepts and materials discussed during the five day seminar, can be applied in practice.
Since 2013, EWC has been part of the expert group developing the Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competence for Democratic Culture. Now its three volumes are published, offering educators a reference and a toolbox for designing, implementing and evaluating educational interventions. EWC will continue to promote and implement the Framework through our programs.