EWC participated in the Baltic Forum on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, October 17th. Here is a report from the Forum written by EWC Project officer, Valentina Papeikiene.
Starting from 16th of October, and until October 20, youth workers, leaders and educators from 16 European countries will gather at the Norwegian island of Utøya, the site of the dramatic terror attack of 22 July 2011. They will take part in a training course on fighting hate speech through counter and alternative narratives online and offline.
29 students and 11 teachers from Poland and Norway gathered in Oslo and at Utøya for three days of democracy learning in September. The international nature of the group changed perspectives and strengthened the peer to peer learning of the training.
The General Report and the outcome document from the conference "Learning to Live Together: a Shared Commitment to Democracy Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe" which took place in Strasbourg, 20 – 22 June 2017, are now available online.
Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland,expressed strong support for the work of the European Wergeland Centre in implementing Council of Europe policies to practice in nearly 30 member states during a visit to the center last week.