School leaders and teachers from 13 schools in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will take part in a 3-day training at Utøya as part of the Nordic pilot programme on ‘Teaching Controversial Issues and Managing Controversy in the Nordic countries’, organized by EWC in partnership with the ministries of education in all countries. Participants will work with concrete tools and recommendations on how to engage young people in democratic dialogue about controversial issues through a whole school approach. For the programme, Council of Europe manuals have been translated to the Nordic languages.
Dembra aims to build democratic preparedness against racism and antisemitism in Norwegian schools. After an initial four year pilot period in the Oslo area, it is now being extended to new regions in Norway.
“Break the bonds of fear- say no to hate” is a one year project developed and implemented by EWC and The Human Rights Defence Centre (KEPAD) aimed at building democratic resilience in Greek school communities.
Peer violence is a challenge for the school, family, local and wider community. "A systemic approach to peer violence in educational institutions" creates bonds for a common goal and materialises the vision of a safe school.
"Improving Citizenship Competences in adult education" works to improve the competences of Lithuanian adult educators so that adult education can become an arena for the development of competences for Democratic Culture.
"Prevention of hate speech online" supports teachers and school communities in their fight against hate speech and discrimination and is part of the Norwegian government’s action plan against radicalization and violent extremism.