The EWC Training Model aims to strengthen the capacity of education professionals and local stakeholders to implement and promote EDC/HRE practices in their schools and communities.
It offers capacity building and training activities tailor-made to translate CoE education policy into practice in line with CoE Charter on EDC/HRE, and based on CoE manuals.
The Summer Academy: Democracy at School is a training opportunity for teachers and their school heads, NGOs and parent’s associations working with education for human rights and democratic citizenship, or planning to do so.
It is organized annually and is open for participants from: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Poland and Russia.
Established in 2012, the Summer Academy: Human Rights in Action addresses teams of education professionals and community actors from South East Europe region.
Participants are introduced to EDC/HRE approaches, as well as to strategies to foster democratic climate in the classroom and the school. It combines a 8 day-seminar and an online follow-up period.
To encourage dialogue among researchers and practitioners, the EWC annually organizes a series of events in cooperation with European universities and teacher training institutions.
Latest research projects and their key findings related to issues of democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding are introduced. In 2011/12: The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS).
In partnership with the Council of Europe Pestalozzi Programme, the EWC organizes seminars and workshops for teacher trainers, teachers and other educators from Europe and beyond.
The aim is to strengthen the participants’ professional competence, and to increase the awareness of the role of education in the promotion of human rights, democracy and intercultural understanding.