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    Students promoting inclusion and conflict resolution

    A core group of 23 students has become agents for inclusion and conflict resolution at the Xhemail Mustafa Primary School in Pristina, following the schools participation at the 2015 Kosovo academy.


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    Trained their class mates after Utøya

    After participating at a training course on Utøya, students from Frydenberg Secondary School used what they had learned to train their fellow students. Through inter-active exercises they facilitated discussions in the classroom about democratic values, human rights and inclusion.


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    Get to know the Schools for Democracy

    EWC has produced a video about the Schools for Democracy, our national programme in education for democratic citizenship in Ukraine. (Select English subtitles)


«Educating for democracy and human rights»

Where we work

EWC activities and services are free and open for all 47 member states of the Council of Europe.

For an overview of current projects, click on the symbols in the map.


New cycle of Practicing Citizenship

The new cycle of the Practicing Citizenship programme was launched at the Council of Europe Youth Centre in Budapest, February 5 - March 2. The snowy and chilly weather outside of the meeting venue was an absolute contrast to the vigorous and warm atmosphere at the “Citizenship Education: new developments of the Council of Europe” seminar, which united 49 education professionals and experts from the Russian Federation, Poland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

16/ Mar/ 2018

Looking at history to understand the present

Students and teachers from different high schools in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary study historical examples of propaganda and how people can stand up against it. The project aims to build a mutual understanding and a shared European identity among the participants.

15/ Mar/ 2018

Youth work against violent radicalization

Youth work is often challenged to respond to the rising extremism in Europe. On April 9-12th, EWC is co-organizing a training at Utøya, Norway, aiming to teach how building democratic competences can be used in youth work to prevent violent extremism and radicalization.

14/ Mar/ 2018


A Resource Databank in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship, Human Rights and Intercultural Understanding

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