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.


The EWC staff, based in Oslo, 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.


Call for a trainer in EDC/HRE from Slovakia: The European Wergeland Center (EWC) is looking for a trainer/expert on Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE) for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the first Slovak and Czech Regional Academy: Building inclusive school environments for all, which will take place in Slovakia 2-6 November 2016.

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