Educating for Democracy and Human Rights

Education is one of our main tools to strengthen and safeguard our democracies.

Online Courses

Visit our online learning platform and check out our course on Digital Citizenship Education as well as other courses in education for democracy and human rights.

EWC Online Learning Plattform


EWC develops and disseminates free, high quality teaching and learning resources. Just out: The Little Big Handbook of Democracy.

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EWC projects involve a wide range of stakeholders from policy, research and practice with activities ranging from training courses to participation in expert groups on policy development.

EWC activities and services are free and open to all 46 member states of the Council of Europe.

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Countries with EWC projects


countries involved in EWC partnerships with national and local authorities


schools benefited from EWC projects

EWC is a resource centre on education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship. Our headquarters are in Oslo, Norway. We have field staff in Ukraine, Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The centre was established by the Council of Europe and Norway in 2008.

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Action Areas

We focus on five action areas to achieve our aim of building and sustaining a culture of democracy and human rights in education.

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A short video on education for democracy

Since the video was made, the Russian Federation was expelled from the Council of Europe in March 2022. The current number of member states is 46.