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: Supporting Educational reforms in Ukraine aims to support sustainable and systemic democratic reforms in school education in Ukraine throughout 2017-2021.

22 July and Democratic Citizenship

Using the terror attacks in Norway 22 July 2011 as a starting point, young people, teachers and other educators learn to stand up against discrimination, hate speech and extremism through tools and strategies based on education for democratic citizenship and human rights. The programme is a partnership with the learning - and commemoration centres at Utøya and in Oslo.

Participants at the Regional Summer Academy in Montenegro 2015

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 21 regions of the Russian Federation.

Preparing Future Teachers in the Western Balkans

Educating for Democracy & Human Rights 2019 – 2021

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

EWC's 10th Anniversary Conference

The European Wergeland Centre celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference in Oslo, Norway on November 14-16, 2018 while also launching the Council of Europe Campaign FREE to SPEAK, SAFE to LEARN - Democratic Schools for All.

Karl Johans gate 2,
NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

Karl Johans gate 2,
NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

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