22 July and Democratic Citizenship aims to develop the knowledge, confidence and commitment of young people, students and educators to act as multipliers – passing on knowledge about the terror attacks 22 July 2011 and promoting a democratic culture in schools and communities.
Due to national regulations on Covid-19 infection control, The European Wergeland Centre had to postpone all education activities at Utøya island this spring. As Norwegian society is gradually reopening and restrictions are being lifted, we can finally welcome students and teachers at Utøya again.
Teaching Controversial Issues in the Nordic Countries
School leaders and teachers from 13 schools in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden took 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