New manual from the Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

The EWC Schools for Democracy in Ukraine Programme has developed the manual “Civic responsibility: 80 exercises for developing citizenship and social competences in 5-9 grades” for Ukrainian secondary schools.

Training for Teacher Trainers

Regional Summer Academy Montenegro

The call is now open for participants for the 2017 South East Europe Regional Summer Academy which will provide a training for teacher trainers from South East Europe in September. Deadline for applications is August 10.

Preparing training modules based on Signposts


An EWC expert group has adapted the Council of Europe publication Signposts so that it can be used in teacher training.

Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic Countries

Teacher Trainings

Teachers, school leaders and representatives from Ministries of Education and other stakeholders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden spent three days at the European Wergeland Centre and Utøya, exploring the Council of Europe manuals "Teaching Controversial Issues" and "Managing Controversy".

Explored possibilities for collaboration

The Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Mr Paulo Abrao visited EWC on 2 June.

Norwegian delegation visited a School for Democracy in Kyiv

A delegation from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Kyiv school No 309 which is participating in the second cycle of the EWC “Schools for Democracy in Ukraine” programme.

Notes from the Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference

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.

Discussed Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

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.

Learning to do things differently

Practicing Citizenship

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.

EWC Activity Report 2016

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.

New programme on teaching controversial issues

Teacher Trainings

School leaders and teachers from the Nordic countries are invited to apply for a pilot training programme on teaching controversial issues such as violent extremism and radicalization. 

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