Both the 22 July Center in Oslo and Hegnhuset on Utøya serves as important sites for commemoration and learning. These are very real places for young people to learn about 22 July and to open up conversations about topics such as democratic citizenship, human rights and how to prevent hate speech and extremism.
EWC now works with Utøya and 22 July Center to expand the programme which was piloted in 2016. A part of this is to further develop Hegnhuset as a learning center for young people. However, not everyone has the opportunity to visit Utøya. Therefore, some of the materials will also be available online, providing both teachers and others who work closely with youth the opportunity to create safe environments where young people learn about 22 July 2011 and at the same time work together and discuss controversial issues connected to human rights, hate speech and extremism.
6. February EWC and partners organize a seminar for a reference group of teachers at the 22. July Center. At the seminar teachers will exchange experiences dealing with sensitive or controversial issues at school. The teacher reference group will bring experiences and inputs from their practice, which will be of great value in order to develop learning materials which reflect the needs of teachers when teaching about 22. July 2011.