New project: Virtual School of Citizenship

EWC contributes to a new a project aimed at the development of democratic competences of young people and strengthened Nordic-Baltic cooperation.

The main aim of the project is to create an open access, interactive, user-friendly, virtual teaching and learning resource for the development of citizenship competences for young people.

In addition to creating a Virtual School for Citizenship, the project aims to support teachers to develop civic competences of young people in the classroom, across subjects. It will also facilitate exchange of best practices on the regional and local levels both among partner institutions, teachers and other educators in Latvia, Lithuania and Norway primarily, but also reaching out to other countries.

The project is conducted in cooperation with the Centre for Civil Education under the auspices of the Office of the President of Lithuania, Rigas Lithuanian primary and secondary school and is coordinated by the Lithuanian National Education Agency

The project is financed through the NORDPLUS programme.

The two-year project builds on partners’ experience in developing teaching and learning resources in this field, in particular, the resources developed by the Center for Civil Education.

EWC will contribute by bringing in recent education policies and key approaches from European level, in citizenship and human rights education promoted among others by the Council of Europe, including the Reference Framework for Competences for Democratic Culture,; as well as good practices from across Europe on how to promote democracy and human rights linked to curriculum reforms.