Educating for Democracy and Human Rights

What we do

The European Wergeland Centre promotes education for democracy and human rights by:

  • Providing capacity building for people involved in or with education
  • Cooperating with national authorities, developing programmes responding to their priorities
  • Supporting and applying research in the field
  • Contributing to policy development in the Council of Europe and its member states
  • Disseminating information and serving as a platform and meeting place

Below you will find our current and past training programmes on education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding.

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational reforms in Ukraine aims to support sustainable and systemic democratic reforms in school education in Ukraine throughout 2017-2021.


22 July and Democratic Citizenship

Using the terror attacks in Norway 22 July 2011 as a starting point, young people, teachers and other educators learn to stand up against discrimination, hate speech and extremism through tools and strategies based on education for democratic citizenship and human rights. The programme is a partnership with the learning - and commemoration centres at Utøya and in Oslo.


Integration of Refugee Children in Greek Schools

In 150 schools with refugee pupils across Greece, school directors and teachers are trained to create safe and inclusive schools and classrooms where refugees are welcomed into a learning environment which aims to provide quality education to all.


Preparing Future Teachers in the Western Balkans

12 higher education institutions and universities and their staff from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are trained and supported to develop and integrate new teacher education modules with a focus on practice-oriented teaching promoting citizenship, democracy and human rights.


Practicing Citizenship

"Practicing Citizenship" promotes civic education in 21 regions of the Russian Federation.


Building Democratic School Cultures in Romania

Training and study visit for Romanian Teacher Trainers


Other ongoing projects

In addtion to the major programmes outlined above, EWC also carries out other projects in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship, Human Rights and Intercultural Understanding with the view of entering into new areas and developing new methods.


Completed projects

Here are some of EWC's previous projects in the field of education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding


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NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

Karl Johans gate 2,
NO 0154 Oslo, Norway

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