Educating for Democracy and Human Rights

Who we are

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a resource centre for education professionals, researchers, civil society, policymakers, parents and students. It was established by the Council of Europe and Norway to support member states to bridge policy and practice in the field of education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding. 

EWC serves all 47 member states of the Council of Europe, by offering capacity building programmes for practitioners, trainers, researchers, policymakers and the public at large. The Centre provides expertise through research and development activities, and serves as an online dissemination hub for educational resources. EWC activities and services, based on the shared values of the Council of Europe and Norway, are free of charge and available for all.


EWC is based in Oslo and is led by Executive Director Ana-Perona Fjeldstad. 

Governing Board

EWC is governed by a Board with members nominated by the Council of Europe and Norway. The Board is appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Science.


EWC collaborates closely with several experts in the field of education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding.


There are currently no vacancies at EWC

EEA Grants

EWC and EEA Grants – criteria for selection of partners and projects

The European Wergeland Centre

Karl Johans gate 2,
NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

Karl Johans gate 2,
NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

PHONE: +47 21 08 24 10
FAX: +47 21 08 24 11