Valentina Papeikiene at the Baltic Forum. Photo courtesy of Estonian Institute of Human Rights

Report from the Baltic Forum on EDC/HRE

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.

Jackson upon receiving the doctorate

Jackson receives honorary doctorate

Professor Robert Jackson was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, October 21.

Participants at the training

Combatting hate speech with human rights narratives

Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech

Youth leaders and youth workers from 14 European countries gathered at Utøya to learn about counter and alternative narratives to hate speech.

European youth workers, leaders and educators gather on Utøya island to tackle hate speech

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.  

Information vs manipulation – How to stand up against propaganda?

Information vs manipulation – How to stand up against propaganda

The kick-off meeting for the EU funded project «Information vs manipulation – How to stand up against propaganda?» took place in Ostrava, Czech Republic 29 September – 1 october. 

Polish and Norwegian students learned from each other at Utøya

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.

Felisa Tibbitts

New ideas & expertise

EWC has recently established an expert group to develop advice on the development of programme proposals and help the centre apply the latest trends and relevant research on its daily work. 

The South East Europe Summer Academy 2017

On September 16th teacher trainers from South East Europe gathered in Cetinje, Montenegro for a five-day training on Democracy and Human Rights at School. 

Learning to Live Together General Report

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.

Thorbjørn Jagland with EWC's Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and Deputy Director Lars Gudmundson

Thorbjørn Jagland expressed support for EWC

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.

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