Papers & presentations

Hate on the Net — Promoting Tolerance by Means of (Media) Education

Hate on the Net — Promoting Tolerance by Means of (Media) Education is a collection of papers from the Annual Conference of the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH) November 8-9, 2007 Berlin, Germany


Shared Histories for a Europe without Dividing Lines: Welcome speech

Norway's Minister of Education, Kristin Halvorsen held the opening of the Council of Europe conference "Shared Histories for a Europe without Dividing Lines", which took place in Drammen/ Norway, June 15-17, 2010.


Understanding the Religions and Worldviews of Others: the Alliance of Civilization’s Goals and the Interpretive Approach

Robert Jackson's presentation at the second Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, in Istanbul 2009. In his presentation, Jackson concentrates on education about religious diversity with a special emphasis on the relationship between the interpretive approach and tolerance/respect.


Reimagining Democratic Societies

This is the presentation by Bert Vandenkendelaere,
Chairperson of the European Students' Union at the international conference "Reimaging Democratic Societies: A new era of Personal and Social Responsibility"


Reimagining Democratic Societies

This presentation by Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, was given at the international conference "Reimagining Democratic Societies: A New Era of Personal and Social Responsibilities?" that took place in Oslo, Norway 27-29 June, 2011. President Padrón is widely recognized as one of the top educational leaders in the world and is often invited to participate in educational policy forums in the United States and abroad.


Education for Change - Change for Education

"Education for Change - Change for Education. Teacher Manifesto for the 21st Century of the conference “The professional image and ethos of teachers”, April 2014, Council of Europe, Strasbourg


Three challenges for higher education in improving the functioning of our democracies

This is the opening presentation by Aksel Braanen Sterri, President of the Student Parliament, University of Oslo, Norway, at the international conference "Reimagining Democratic Socities" taking place in Oslo, Norway 27-29 June, 2011.


Learning about Religions and Beliefs: Developments in European Policy and Practice

In his presentation, Prof Jackson gives an account of the emergence of an interest in the study of religions in publicly funded schools by the Council of Europe, with particular reference to its Recommendation to member states on this subject.


Understanding and Valuing Diversity: Council of Europe activities in the field of intercultural education

Ólöf Thorhildur ÓLAFSDÓTTIR, Director of Education and Languages at the Council of Europe gave a key presentation at the International Symposium on Interculturalism taking place in Montreal earlier this year. In her paper she refers to a number of instruments prepared by the Council of Europe in the fields of education and intercultural understanding.


Reimaging Democratic Societies: Challenges to European Higher Education

This is a presentation by Maria Helena Nazaré given at the international conference "Reimaging Democratic Societies: A new era of Personal and Social Responsibility that took place in Oslo 27-29 June, 2011. The conference focused on how higher education can contribute in developing active citizens.


Reimagining Democratic Societies: A New Era of Personal and Social Responsibility? - Introductory Address

This is the introductory address by Ira Harkavy, Chair of the US Steering Committee of the International, Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy, at the international conference "Reimagining Democratic Societies" that took place in Oslo, Norway 27-29 June, 2011.


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
MAIL: post@theewc.org