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. 

Building democratic schools for a better society

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

“If we want to live in an democratic society we need to start with building a more democratic school!” That is the commitment of the 42 schools taking part in the second cycle of the EWC Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine. 

EWC contributing to new Ukrainian national curriculum

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Khrystyna Chushak, National Coordinator for the Schools for Democracy programme, recently joined the New Ukrainian School Reform Group, developing the new National curriculum to be launched in 2019.

Call for Norwegian Students

Learning Democracy at Utøya– Polish-Norwegian Youth Meetings

There are still places for teams of students and teachers from upper secondary schools in Norway for a 3-day workshop with Polish peers at Utøya. Applications are processed consecutively

POLIN-EWC – A strong partnership

The final seminar in the Faces of Diversity project “Interculturalism, civic and human rights issues in history education” showed that POLIN and EWC have built strong links through exchange of ideas and experiences since the start in 2014. This again provides a solid foundation for further collaboration with exciting new projects in the pipeline.

Bringing policy to practice

The Kosovo Academy / Greek Summer Academy / Regional Baltic Summer Academy / Regional Summer Academy Montenegro / Regional Summer Academy Poland / The Slovak Academy

An external evaluation report concludes that the Regional Summer Academies are important examples of how Council of Europe educational policies, like the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, can be implemented in practice.

Shared experiences from Schools for Democracy

Headmasters participating at the Schools for Democracy Round Table Conference in Kyiv, shared their new democratic school practices with schools who have just joined the programme.

Economist highlights "Learning Democracy at Utøya"

The Economist highlights EWC's programme "Learning Democracy at Utøya" as an example of how to teach citizenship in schools.

Nordic project on teaching controversial issues

EWC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway to conduct a pilot project for school leaders and teachers from the Nordic countries, based on the Council of Europe manuals “Teaching Controversial Issues” and “Managing Controversy”. A training for multipliers from all Nordic countries will be held at Utøya in Norway, followed by national workshops. The project is part of the programme of the Norwegian Chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is open for participants from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Faeroe Islands and Aaland. 

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