Educating for Democracy and Human Rights

What we do

The European Wergeland Centre promotes education for democracy and human rights by:

  • Providing capacity building for people involved in or with education
  • Cooperating with national authorities, developing programmes responding to their priorities
  • Supporting and applying research in the field
  • Contributing to policy development in the Council of Europe and its member states
  • Disseminating information and serving as a platform and meeting place

Below you will find our current and past training programmes on education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding.

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

"Schools for Democracy" promotes democratic culture and dialogue across the country, contributing to reforms in secondary education in Ukraine.


Learning Democracy at Utøya

"Learning Democracy at Utøya" gives youth and teachers tools to prevent hate speech, discrimination and extremism.


Summer Academies

"The Regional and National Academies" strengthens the culture of democracy and human rights in schools and local communities in 26 countries.


Practicing Citizenship

"Practicing Citizenship" promotes civic education in 20 regions of the Russian Federation.


Other ongoing projects

In addtion to the major programmes outlined above, EWC also carries out other projects in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship, Human Rights and Intercultural Understanding with the view of entering into new areas and developing new methods.


Completed projects

Here are some of EWC's previous projects in the field of education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding


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NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

Karl Johans gate 2,
NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

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