More than 170 participants from 30 participating schools, the network of trainers and specially invited guests celebrated the achievements of the first cycle of the Schools for Democracy Programme in Ukraine.
The EWC Schools for Democracy in Ukraine Programme has developed the manual “Civic responsibility: 80 exercises for developing citizenship and social competences in 5-9 grades” for Ukrainian secondary schools.
The call is now open for participants for the 2017 South East Europe Regional Summer Academy which will provide a training for teacher trainers from South East Europe in September. Deadline for applications is August 10.
Teachers, school leaders and representatives from Ministries of Education and other stakeholders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden spent three days at the European Wergeland Centre and Utøya, exploring the Council of Europe manuals "Teaching Controversial Issues" and "Managing Controversy".
EWC Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and senior advisor Iryna Sabor participated at the Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference at Harvard. In this article they summarize the main ideas they brought back home.
Norway's Ambassador to Ukraine Ole T Horpestad visited EWC while in Oslo earlier this May. During the meeting Ana Perona-Fjeldstad and Iryna Sabor presented EWC's ongoing work in Ukraine in support of educational reforms.
One of the best ways of learning is seeing how other people do things. For the 33 education professionals from the Russian Federation who attended the recent seminar in the Practicing Citizenship programme, a visit to a Montenegrin school was a welcome source of inspiration.