The important role of education to build and sustain democratic societies is widely recognized and embedded in national education laws and policies of many countries. However, there is often a discrepancy between policies and their implementation in practice.
Partnerships with national educational authorities
Expert groups working on policy
Yet, many countries are only now undergoing education reforms embracing a more competence-based approach, with a focus on civic competences to prepare children and young people to be active citizens in future.
To successfully implement policies in practice, a number of measures needs to be taken, including professional development of educators, the development and provision of adequate learning materials, and building strong partnerships between different actors in education.
Recent EWC contributions to policy
The future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe
NordEd – together for better education
A new curriculum for democratic competences in Ukraine
Ukraine recently approved a new competence based curriculum for basic secondary education. “The main change is that students will be offered the possibility to influence more the way things are being taught and that the teachers will have a chance to accommodate the students’ requests, says Roman Shyyan, deputy director of the Reform support team in Ukraine
EWC increases support to Ukrainian education reform
EWC contributed to UNESCO Expert Meeting preparing the Global Education Ministers Conference
Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad participated at a virtual UNESCO expert meeting on “Education as a Tool for Prevention: Addressing and Countering Hate Speech” May 13-14. 2020. At the meeting experts discussed recommendations ahead of the upcoming Global Education Ministers Conference and Multi-stakeholder Forum on addressing and countering hate speech through education.