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Exchanging views at Utøya

Learning Democracy at Utøya

Youth from Poland and Norway will gather at Utøya to learn about democracy and exchange views on human rights and intercultural understanding July 19, almost to the day five years after the terrorist attack on the Norwegian island.


Successful “Citizenship Education” seminar in Yerevan

EWC in partnership with the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe carried out the seminar “Citizenship Education” in Yerevan, Armenia June 30 – July 5. The seminar was part of the EWC programme Practicing Citizenship in the Russian Federation. 


EWC at Almedalsveckan: “How to prevent another Utøya?”

Learning Democracy at Utøya

From 4 – 7 July Jennie Holck-Clausen and Ingrid Aspelund from EWC participated in The Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan) in Gotland, Sweden. The Almedalen Week is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics with around 3700 seminars and meetings.


Competences for Democratic Culture and Religion in Education

As a part of its focus on Competences for Democratic Culture, EWC creates links to the field of Religious Education and, more generally, the discussion of Religion in Education in the context of immigration and intercultural learning.


Opened schools for community

The Kosovo Academy

“Before parents only came to the schools four times a year to know the results of their children. Now they are part of the school, not just visitors. I believe that the Kosovo* Academy has opened the schools for the community”, says Arbërie Nagavci, head of the Directorate of Education in Pristina.


Rising Interest in the Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Having learned about the National Programme in Education for Democratic Citizenship, teachers, parents and pupils of Vynohradiv secondary school №3 have decided to work on implementation of democratic changes in their school on their own.


Schools for Democracy to World Forum for Democracy

Schools for Democracy, EWC’s national program for education for democratic citizenship in Ukraine, has been selected to participate at the 2016 World Forum for Democracy.


Piloting Descriptors of Competences for Democratic Culture

Teachers in Europe working with learners from 9-10 years old up to higher education can contribute to the piloting of the descriptors of the Council of Europe Framework of Competences for a Democratic Culture.


Record number of countries at Regional Summer Academies

The Regional Summer Academy trainings in education for democratic citizenship and human rights will this year reach a record number of participants and countries.


Adult education for democratic citizenship

Citizenship in adult education

A project in Lithuania has showed that that teaching and learning democratic competences is important in a live long learning perspective. Adult education is one way to do it!


Need for curricula changes at schools in Ukraina

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Schools participating in the Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine want stronger integration of democratic citizenship and human rights into the curricula and further steps in developing democratic school governance. 


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