The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a European resource centre on education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship. It is the result of an innovative cooperation between Norway and the Council of Europe (CoE).
is open to all the 47 member states of the CoE, and the main target groups are teachers, teacher trainers, decision makers and multipliers within education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship.
The mission of the EWC is to build bridges between policy, research and practice
The Centre offers capacity building activities, disseminates resources and organizes seminars and conferences for practitioners, trainers, researchers, policymakers and the public at large.
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 is located in Oslo, Norway. The working language of the Centre is English.
The EWC is governed by a Board
composed of representatives from the Council of Europe and Norway.
The European Wergeland Centre is organized as an independent legal entity according to Norwegian law. The core program is financed by a yearly sum from the Government of Norway. The Centre may also receive contributions from other member states, institutions, organizations or donors who wish to cooperate with the Centre and contribute to its work. Download EWC Folder 2011
EWC Inauguration May 2009