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EWC contributes to educational program for new Roma and Sinti Centre in Prague
EWC will play an important role in developing the educational activities at the new Roma and Sinti Centre in Prague. Planned to open in March 2023, the new centre is part of the Czech strategy for Roma integration and will serve as a meeting place to learn about Roma culture and history.
Schools for Democracy alumni wins prestigious title in Ukraine
EWC is happy to congratulate Schools for Democracy Alumni Vasyl Diakiv on winning the Global Teacher Prize Ukraine 2020. Starting at almost 3000 nominated candidates Vasyl was announced the winner in Kyiv October 3rd, a truly great achievement!
Faced Covid-19 as a school community
Students and staff at the 1st Gymnasium of Avlona faced Covid-19 as a big family. The biggest challenge when Greek schools closed down in early March was making it possible for the refugee children in the camps to take part in the online courses and feel included and welcome.
A fall full of activities at Utøya
Despite the lockdowns and restrictions caused by covid-19, a lot has been happening in the 22 July and democratic citizenship program. “The program is buzzing with activity, and we are excited to be on our way to a “new normal”. Bringing engaged students and youth back to Utøya, developing a new digital democracy learning platform, and arranging a national training course for teachers affected by the terror attacks 22 July 2011, are some of the plans this fall,” says project manager Ingrid Aspelund.
Our learning centre adapts to a new reality
The European Wergeland Centre is a learning centre and in the context of Covid-19 this has become truer than ever. Emerging issues rising from the pandemic gives increased relevance to education for democracy, human rights and intercultural understanding. The centre explores new ways of working with focus on digital learning and new platforms, a process that started before the pandemic, but that has been intensified because of it.
EWC launches new learning resources on 22 July 2011
“It is important to strengthen the democratic competences of children and youth, and it is important that we manage to talk and teach about the 22 July terror attacks in a good way to today’s students. I am proud of the work done and believe this contributes to prepare our most important community institution – the school – to do exactly this”, said Guri Melby, Minister of Education of Norway when she officially launched the new learning resources on 22 July last week.
From inactive to award winning student council in Estonia
Wanting a more involved school community and recognizing the potential of the student council to become a real representation and co-management body, the Tallin Laaga School and Kindergarten in Estonia participated at the EWC Baltic Regional Summer Academy in 2019. Since then a lot has happened, and they even won the Active Student Council Award 2020, a competition organized by the Department of Education of the city of Tallin.
EWC increases support to Ukrainian education reform
EWC continues to support the important work being done in the ongoing Ukrainian school-reform with a newly launched project aimed at pre-school education. The project, which is carried out within the Schools for Democracy programme, will support the development of the new pre-school curriculum and build capacity of kindergarten teachers to implement it.
Students finally back at Utøya!
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.
EWC presents at international e-conference
The Council of Europes’ Reference Framework for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) held a central role when EWC presented experiences from the Schools for Democracy project in Ukraine, and how they have dealt with the challenges presented by the covid-19 pandemic, at an international e-conference promoting European ideas in education in early June.