Educating for Democracy and Human Rights



10 460

Educators and young people directly trained

73 473

Teachers, parents and students


Project partner organizations


Trainings and Awareness Raising Actions

How we work

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

How we work

What is education for democratic citizenship and human rights? Why is it important for our societies? How can each of us contribute to make peaceful coexistence based on human rights a reality? Watch the short video to find out! The video is produced by the European Wergeland Centre (Oslo), a privileged partner of the Council of Europe. The production of the video was funded through a grant of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

About us

EWC is a resource centre on education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship. Our headquarter is in Oslo and we have field staff in Ukraine, Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

About us


EWC activities and services are free and open for all 47 member states of the Council of Europe. In 2020, we had projects in 23 countries.

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Countries with EWC projects


Partnerships with national educational authorities


Schools across Europe


EWC provides free and easy access to up-to-date teaching and learning resources.