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Conference Programme

Related to: EWC s 10th Anniversary Conference

Please note that the conference has already taken place.


Wednesday November 14

The European Wergeland Centre
Venue: Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo

Thursday November 15

The European Wergeland Centre

Venue: Gamle Logen, Grev Wedels Plass 2, Oslo

Friday November 16

The European Wergeland Centre

Venue: Gamle Logen, Grev Wedels Plass 2; 0slo

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The European Wergeland Centre
Venue: Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo

15:30-16:45 Registration

17:00 -18:00 Opening Ceremony

Erna SOLBERG, Prime Minister of Norway

Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ, Director General DG Democracy, Council of Europe

Keynote: Andria ZAFIRAKOU, 2018 Global Teacher Prize Winner, Art and Textiles Teacher at Alperton Community School, UK

Chair: Haldis HOLST, Chair of the Board of the European Wergeland Centre, Deputy General Secretary of Education International, Norway

 

18:00-20:00: Reception and Exhibition of Schools

Introduction: Helga HJETLAND, Vice Chair of the EWC Board, Norway

Meet school representatives and explore democratic practices at schools from
all over Europe.

Thursday 15 November 2018

The European Wergeland Centre

Venue: Gamle Logen, Grev Wedels Plass 2, Oslo

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-10:00: Opening of the conference and official launch of the Council of Europe Campaign FREE to SPEAK, SAFE to LEARN - Democratic Schools for All

Jan Tore SANNER, Minister of Education and Integration, Ministry of Education and Research, Norway

Thorbjørn JAGLAND, Secretary General, Council of Europe

Ana PERONA-FJELDSTAD, Executive Director, European Wergeland Centre, Campaign Steering Group member, Norway

Chair: Jindřich FRYČ, State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Sports, EWC Board member, Council of Europe CDPPE Bureau member, Campaign Steering Group member, Czech Republic

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00 Presentation of Council of Europe Campaign FREE to SPEAK,  SAFE to LEARN - Democratic Schools for All

Presentation of the trends of the CoE pre-launch survey
Wiltrud WEIDINGER, Zurich University of Teacher Education, Department IPE, Switzerland

Presentation of the Campaign: aims, themes and structure
Villano QIRIAZI, Special Coordinator, DG Democracy, Council of Europe

Panel:
Eric JOVER COMAS, Minister of Education, Andorra
Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ, Director General DG Democracy, Council of Europe

Moderators:
Rolf GOLLOB, Professor Zurich University of Teacher Education, Department IPE, EPAN member, Campaign Steering Group member, Switzerland
Katerina TOURA, Programme Manager, Education Policy Division, DG Democracy, Council of Europe

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Parallel working panels on the main themes of the campaign 

To foster a culture of democracy and a good life for all, it is essential that schools be – and be felt as - safe and stimulating learning environments.

In the six panels, representatives of practice, policy and research discuss how this can be achieved in view of the six main themes of the campaign.

Panel 1: Making children’s and students’ voices heard

Moderator: Olena STYSLAVSKA, Teacher Trainer, CoE and EWC expert, Poland

Schools:
Yuliia MINTYANSKA, Teacher, Oksana BUBNOVA, Student, Chernivtsi Secondary School, Ukraine
Birgitte Fredriksen, Teacher, Ås Skole, Norway
Vanessa ALOY, Teacher, Antoni RIBA, Student, Escola Andorrana de Segona Ensenyança
d'Encamp, Andorra

Researcher: Anders BAKKEN, Oslo Metropolitan University, EWC Board member, Norway
Rapporteur: Natia NATSVLISHVILI, Lead Expert, National Center for Teacher Professional Development, EPAN-member and Campaign Steering Group member, Georgia

Panel 2: Addressing controversial issues

Moderator: Ted HUDDLESTON, Teacher Trainer, CoE and EWC expert, UK

Schools:
Anna SHELIIA, Teacher, No 37 Yaroslavl School, Russia
Gudrun Ebba ÓLAFSDÓTTIR, Teacher, Laugalækjarskóla, Iceland
Claire PODETTI, Teacher, Collège Charles Péguy, France

Researcher: Jennie SIVENBRING, Segerstedt Institute, University of Gothenburg, Campaign Steering Group member, Sweden
Rapporteur: Khrystyna CHUSHAK, Senior Research Fellow Coordinator, EWC Ukraine/I. Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, EPAN-member, Ukraine

Panel 3: Preventing violence and bullying

Moderator: Angelos VALLIANATOS, Teacher Trainer, CoE and EWC expert, Greece

Schools:
Vanja RAKOCEVIC, School Counselor, Grammar School Slobodan Skeroviv, Montenegro
Kristin KAHRS,  Vice Principal, Finstad Skole, Norway (TBC)
Branka PERIC, School Psychologist, Osnovna Skola Gradac, Croatia

Researcher: Pascale MOMPOINT-GAILLARD, Education Advisor and Co-founder of Learn to Change, Change to Learn, France
Rapporteur: Bernt GEBAUER, Lead Expert, Violence Prevention and Democracy Education, EPAN-member and Campaign Steering Group member, Germany

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 16:45 The European Wergeland Centre: 2008 – 2018

Celebrating EWC´s 10th anniversary, this session will discuss education for democratic citizenship and human rights education since the inauguration of EWC, exploring opportunities, challenges and recommendations for the next 10 years.

Panel:

Liliia HRYNEVYCH, Minister, Ministry of Education and Science, Ukraine

Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ, Director General DG Democracy, Council of Europe

Haldis HOLST, Chair of EWC Board, Deputy General Secretary Education International, Norway

Krzysztof STANOWSKI, Director, International Cooperation Centre, Lublin MunicipalOffice, Poland

Moderators:

Lars M. GUDMUNDSON, Deputy Director, EWC, Norway

Ingrid ASPELUND, Senior Advisor, EWC, Norway

19:00-22:00 Anniversary Dinner

Welcome Speech by Marianne BORGEN, Mayor of Oslo, Norway

Dinner Speech by Marianne HAGEN, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Ana PERONA-FJELDSTAD, Executive Director, European Wergeland Centre, Norway

Venue: Oslo City Hall, Rådhusplassen 1, Oslo

Friday November 16, 2018

The European Wergeland Centre

Venue: Gamle Logen, Grev Wedels Plass 2; Oslo

08:15-08:45 Registration

09:00-09:15 Summing up panels 1-3

Caroline GEBARA, Senior Advisor, EWC, Norway

09:15-10:45 Parallel working sessions on the main themes of the campaign

Panel 4: Dealing with propaganda, misinformation and fake news

Moderator: Elizabeth KASA-MÄLKSOO, trainer, Human Rights Institute, CoE and EWC expert, Estonia

Schools:
Anna CWIKLINSKA-RUTKA, Teacher, II LO im. Adama Mickiewicza oraz Gimnazjum nr 23, Poland
Evaggelia KANALI, Principal, High School of Makrygialos of Pieria, Greece
Jelena ZIDOVIC, Teacher, Vilnius Kachialov Gymnasium, Lithuania

Researcher: Francesco RAGAZZI, Assistant Professor, University of Leiden and Campaign Steering Group member, the Netherlands
Rapporteur: Liz MOORSE, Chief Executive of the Association for Citizenship Teaching, EPAN-member, UK

Panel 5: Tackling discrimination

Moderator: Ulrike WOLFF-JONTOFSOHN, Senior Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, CoE and EWC expert, Germany

Schools:
Ana STOJKOVIC, Teacher, Stanimir Veljkovic Zele, Serbia
Maria VLACHAKI, Principal, 23rd Primary School of Kalamaria, Greece
Mirela HOXHA, Teacher, Kushrimi i Iiris, Albania

Researcher: Michalis KAKOS, Reader in Education, Leeds Becket University, United Kingdom
Rapporteur: Angeliki ARONI, Head of the Department of Refugee Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Religious Affairs, EPAN-member, Greece

Panel 6: Addressing well-being at school
Moderator: Andriy DONETS, Programme Coordinator, "Schools for Democracy", EWC, Ukraine

Schools:
Mike KIERNAN, Teacher, Bremore Educated Together Secondary School, Ireland
Nadina Carmen, NICOLICI , Teacher, Lorin Salagean Technical College, Romania
Anja KRANICH, Teacher, Netzwerk-Schule, Germany

Researcher: Inga BOSTAD, Professor, University of Oslo, EWC Board, Norway
Rapporteur: Jonas Paustian BORUM, Educational Consultant, Danish Ministry of Education, EPAN-member, Denmark

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:00 Official Closing
What is next for the Council of Europe FREE to SPEAK, SAFE to LEARN - Democratic Schools for All campaign? Main ideas and recommendations from the conference.

Chair: Erdogan ŞERIF IŞCAN, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the CoE, Chair of GR-C, Board Member of EWC

General Rapporteur: Rolf GOLLOB, Professor, Zurich University of Teacher Education, Department IPE, EPAN member, member of the Campaign Steering Group, Switzerland

Villano QIRIAZI, Coordinator, DG Democracy, Council of Europe
Ana PERONA-FJELDSTAD, Executive Director, European Wergeland Centre, Campaign Steering Group member, Norway

12:00-13:00 Lunch

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