Completed projects

Here are some of EWC's previous projects in the field of education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding

Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic Countries

School leaders and teachers from 13 schools in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will take part in a 3-day training at Utøya as part of the Nordic pilot programme on ‘Teaching Controversial Issues and Managing Controversy in the Nordic countries’, organized by EWC in partnership with the ministries of education in all countries. Participants will work with concrete tools and recommendations on how to engage young people in democratic dialogue about controversial issues through a whole school approach. For the programme, Council of Europe manuals have been translated to the Nordic languages. 


Dembra

Dembra aims to build democratic preparedness against racism and antisemitism in Norwegian schools. After an initial four year pilot period in the Oslo area, it is now being extended to new regions in Norway.


Schools for Democracy in Ukraine (2015-2017)

A three-year national programme in Education for Democratic Citizenship aimed to support reforms in the secondary education and strengthen national dialogue and social cohesion between different regions of Ukraine.


Regional Summer Academy Poland

The Regional Summer Academy "Democracy at School" promotes education for democratic citizenship in Poland, Russia and Eastern Partnership countries.


Learning Democracy at Utøya– Polish-Norwegian Youth Meetings

POLIN Museum of History of the Polish Jews and The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) offer a 3-day workshop in Norway for teams of students (16-19 years old) and teachers from upper secondary schools in Poland and Norway. The seminar is followed by student-led activities at school. 


Break the bonds of fear

“Break the bonds of fear- say no to hate” is a one year project developed and implemented by EWC and The Human Rights Defence Centre (KEPAD) aimed at building democratic resilience in Greek school communities.


Trainings for Youth Workers

Youth workers, youth leaders and educators learn methods to combat hate speech and strengthen democratic competences among young people.


Counter and Alternative Narratives to Hate Speech

The European Wergeland Center and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe offer a training course on Counter and Alternative Narratives to hate Speech at Utøya in Norway, 16-20 October 2017.


Hate I´m Against

"Hate, I'm against" gives Polish and Norwegian students the skills and tools to organize social campaigns against hate speech and discrimination in their schools and local environments.


Prevention of peer violence

Peer violence is a challenge for the school, family, local and wider community. "A systemic approach to peer violence in educational institutions" creates bonds for a common goal and materialises the vision of a safe school. 


Citizenship in adult education

"Improving Citizenship Competences in adult education"  works to improve the competences of Lithuanian adult educators so that adult education can become an arena for the development of competences for Democratic Culture.


Prevention of online hate speech

"Prevention of hate speech online" supports teachers and school communities in their fight against hate speech and discrimination and is part of the Norwegian government’s action plan against radicalization and violent extremism.


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