Youth work is often challenged to respond to the rising extremism in Europe. On April 9-12th, EWC is co-organizing a training at Utøya, Norway, aiming to teach how building democratic competences can be used in youth work to prevent violent extremism and radicalization.
“To find out what kind of education we need one should ask oneself a question - in what kind of society do we want to live in the future?” Svitlana Klapushynska, school head at Pervomayska school in Mykolaiv region of Ukraine said. Her school was one of 48 schools taking part in the six trainings in January and February, marking the start of the “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine 2018-2021” Programme.
EWC, the 22 July Centre and Utøya organize a training for students from Teacher Education at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), University of Oslo and OsloMet 15-16 March. The aim of the training is to provide future teachers with the competences, knowledge and skills to teach about 22 July and democratic citizenship.
In January 2018 the EWC launched a new joint project within the Schools for Democracy Programme – “Competences for Democratic Culture in Pre-Service Training in Ukraine”. The Project will be aimed at a deeper integration of civic and social competences into universities courses of the future primary school teachers. The Project will be carried out in cooperation with Borys Grinchenko University of Kyiv and Center of Education Monitoring (Kyiv).
On Jan 25, the EWC programme “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine 2018-2021” organized a meeting for the community of practice working in the field of civic education in Ukraine.
The third cycle of the “Schools for Democracy” explores new locations on the map of Ukraine as 47 new schools were welcomed aboard at a kickoff event marking the beginning of the third and enhanced cycle of the programme.
Liliia Hrynevych, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, dedicated an hour to questions and answers from engaged schools at the launching conference of EWC’s enhanced programme “Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine 2018-2021.
An external evaluation of the EWC project Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic Countries recommends to build on the created momentum through the establishment of a train the trainers programme. The evaluation was commissioned by The Nordic Council of Ministers
EWC is launching a new enhanced programme in Ukraine aiming to support democratic school reforms. The Programme will run from 2018 until 2021 and build on the experience of the Schools for Democracy programme which started in 2015. It will be supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway.
EWC is proud to introduce a new programme in Greece! In cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Education, EWC will offer a 3-year programme on refugee education, supporting the integration of refugee children in Greek schools. The programme is part of the EEA Grants programme cycle 2014-2021.