Below are our 24 most recent posts
First OECD Global Forum on the Future of Education and Skills
With an aim to build a common understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students’ needs in the 21st century, the OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 hosted its first global forum in mid-May. As part of the multi-stakeholder focus group, EWC took part in the virtual workshop “overcoming challenges in curriculum delivery during school closures and transition back to school”.
Schools for Democracy moved online
EWC’s Schools for Democracy in Ukraine moved the training of 120 schools online due to the current outbreak of the corona virus. Work has also been intensified on a Massive Open Online Course on «How to build a democratic school», which will hopefully be launched in June.
EWC during Corona
In this interview Executive Director Ana Perona-Fjeldstad gives an update on how EWC has been handling the corona pandemic. She also talks about which challenges she sees today and in the time to come, as well as the importance of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education to ensure that this health crisis does not become a democracy crisis.
Strong cooperation in the Western Balkans
When faced with restrictions and rules of social distancing due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, partners and participants of the EWC project “Preparing Future Teachers in the Western Balkans” have come together to offer each other support and find alternative ways of continuing with the project implementation.
Democracy and Human rights in the New Ukrainian School
On 9 December 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine, EWC together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine co-organized the round table conference “Democracy and Human rights in the New Ukrainian School”. The conference gathered over 80 participants – experts and educators from different regions of Ukraine, and the National Trainer Network of the EWCs Schools for Democracy Programme.
EWC recognized by Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science
In 2019 EWC received a Certificate of appreciation in recognition of the long-lasting partnership, dedication and support in implementing educational reforms in the “New Ukrainian School”. The Ministry of Education and Science, who is a partner in “Schools for Democracy” program, also honored other donors supporting educational reforms in the country.
EWC hosts study visit led by Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science
On November 11-12 EWC welcomed a delegation led by Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science, Hanna Novosad. The purpose of the visit was to get familiar with the Norwegian pre-school system, as Ukraine is planning to develop a new strategy for this sector.
Stronger partnerships with the community
Before joining the Schools for Democracy Programme Bilozirya secondary school did not experience close cooperation with parents and other members of the local community. The school followed its own routines without involving outsiders. Most decisions were made by the administration.
Partnership with UNDP in Morocco
The UNDP Rabat is implementing a programme promoting tolerance, citizenship and civic education across schools in Morocco. EWC contributes to the programme with our expertise from working with teachers and youth leaders for the promotion of citizenship, tolerance and democracy