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Learning Democracy at Utøya

Related to: 22 July and Democratic Citizenship

Young people visit the 22 July Center and Utøya, participate in trainings and develop their own workshops which afterwards are carried out with their peers in their school and/or local community.


For information in Norwegian or to register interest in participating, please click here.

What: Training on education for democracy, human rights and intercultural understanding, giving youth the opportunity to become positive role models and trainers for their peers.

For:  Students from 9th and 10th grade at Norwegian lower secondary schools

How: Workshops at Utøya outside Oslo, followed by student led activities at their home schools

Result:  Young people strengthen their democratic competence to prevent hate speech, hate ideologies and extremism

Organized by: The European Wergeland Centre, Utøya and 22 July Centre, in cooperation with the Rafto Foundation

Working language:  Norwegian

Financed by: The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

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The European Wergeland Centre

Ingrid Aspelund

Project Officer
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Ms. Aspelund is responsible for coordinating EWC's projects related to issues such as prevention of hate speech, discrimination, violent extremism and radicalization, and is responsible for the project “22 July and Democratic Citizenship”. She has a Master in International and Multicultural Education and a Bachelor in Development Studies from Oslo and Akershus University College. Ms. Aspelund has previously worked as a campaign advisor for the No Hate Speech Movement in Norway and was the head of Norwegian People’s Aid Solidarity Youth 2015-2017.

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