Below are our some of our most recent posts
STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC RESILIENCE
At the start of 2022, we welcomed ourselves to the “new normal” – only to embark on an unprecedented course of escalating uncertainty. This year, ours was a volatile and ambiguous world. And in this world, EWC persevered in its work: preparing educators and young people to defend democratic values threatened from within and from without.
Teachers for Democracy: Role of Higher Education
On 12 December 2022, EWC conducted a webinar “Teachers for Democracy: Role of Higher Education” and brought together 54 higher education experts, teacher trainers and teacher students from 21 countries. They shared their experiences and discussed how democracy can be promoted through initial teacher education across Europe.
Enhancing the resilience and capacity of Russian diaspora to enact change
With democracies across the globe backsliding, and a full-blown war raging in the midst of Europe, the European Wergeland Centre gathered representatives of the democratic Russian diaspora and Norwegian academia in Oslo’s Litteraturhuset on November 24, 2022.
Roma in Europe: Inclusion in Education
Most teachers lack the competences to ensure that all Roma students have equal access to quality education. EWC offers a range of trainings in human rights education, democratic citizenship, and the development of Competences for Inclusion and Democratic Culture.
Schools For All – Integration of Refugee Children in the Greek Schools’- extension of the project for another school year
As the first three-year cycle of the project has concluded, a new phase begins. A few thoughts, data, testimonies, and plans regarding the project that has aimed at the heart of the public Greek school system.
EWC partners up with the Russian democratic diaspora
“In line with the Council of Europe’s position, we at the European Wergeland Centre believe it is important to strengthen the democratic forces in the Russian diaspora – including educators and civil society organizations. They can play a crucial role in promoting human rights values as well as act as a counterweight for diaspora groups influenced by the Kremlin authoritarian regime” says Ana Perona-Fjeldstad, EWC Executive Director.
Education: A Tool that Makes or Breaks Democracies
What crosses your mind when you hear someone discuss the strategic importance of education and its role in shaping our future? At best, perhaps, you might nod. But more realistically, you might take it as a cue to gently zone out. In Norway, these words can come across as toothless: people know they are true, but most don’t have a very strong feeling about it, one way or the other. In fact, this calm mindset is one of the many privileges of living in a stable democracy.