EWC Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and senior advisor Iryna Sabor participated at the Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference at Harvard. In this article they summarize the main ideas they brought back home.
Norway's Ambassador to Ukraine Ole T Horpestad visited EWC while in Oslo earlier this May. During the meeting Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and Iryna Sabor presented EWC's ongoing work in Ukraine in support of educational reforms.
One of the best ways of learning is seeing how other people do things. For the 33 education professionals from the Russian Federation who attended the recent seminar in the Practicing Citizenship programme, a visit to a Montenegrin school was a welcome source of inspiration.
In 2016, EWC capacity building activities reached 4188 multipliers from 26 members states of the Council of Europe. That is a 93 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to the EWC’s activity report.
“If we want to live in an democratic society we need to start with building a more democratic school!” That is the commitment of the 42 schools taking part in the second cycle of the EWC Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine.
The final seminar in the Faces of Diversity project “Interculturalism, civic and human rights issues in history education” showed that POLIN and EWC have built strong links through exchange of ideas and experiences since the start in 2014. This again provides a solid foundation for further collaboration with exciting new projects in the pipeline.
An external evaluation report concludes that the Regional Summer Academies are important examples of how Council of Europe educational policies, like the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, can be implemented in practice.