Below are our 24 most recent posts
Working for inclusion with the Romanian Social Development Fund
The European Wergeland Center, in partnership with the Romanian Social Development Fund (RSDF), will offer trainings on promoting democratic and inclusive school cultures for Romanian teachers from schools with high dropout rates, usually located in marginalized, poor communities.
Promoting democratic competences – not only in schools
Museums and other cultural institutions increasingly look upon their visitors as participants rather than passive spectators. This increases their potential as arenas to foster democratic competences. One such institution is EWC´s partner the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
A life changing experience!
The topic of the first Thorvald Stoltenberg seminar at Utøya in 2019 was intercultural dialogue, bringing together youth leaders from 28 countries across Europe. Participant Eirini Pragia shares what she took away from the training, and how she uses it in her everyday life.
Developing young people’s democratic competences
The EWC strategy plan highlights the importance for sustainable democracies to build institutions underpinned by a culture of democracy where citizens are enabled through key competences – values, attitudes, skills and knowledge –to participate in their societies. In this thematic newsletter we focus on these democratic competences and how they can be developed in young people.
A new curriculum for democratic competences in Ukraine
Ukraine recently approved a new competence based curriculum for basic secondary education. “The main change is that students will be offered the possibility to influence more the way things are being taught and that the teachers will have a chance to accommodate the students’ requests, says Roman Shyyan, deputy director of the Reform support team in Ukraine
Lessons Learned: Schools Responding to Challenges of 2020
2020 has been a particularly challenging year. The webinar “Lessons Learned: Schools Responding to Challenges of 2020” was an opportunity to hear the voices of those dealing with everyday challenges at schools, giving them space to share experiences and solutions.
Successful marathon of online trainings in Ukraine
“We have just successfully completed a one-month long marathon of 8 thematic trainings online”, exclaims Olena Shynarovska, Programme Coordinator for EWC’s Schools for Democracy in Ukraine. 32 trainers conducted 96 training sessions over a total of 144 hours involving 115 school teams with a total of 220 participants.
Diversity and equality in the context of covid-19
How do we create meaningful and inclusive meeting places when we cannot meet? What are useful tools and methods for discussing controversial issues online? Is it possible to find a common ground when we barely meet each other physically? These were some of the questions that participants at the Thorvald Stoltenberg Seminar 2020 explored together.
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!