European Wergeland Centre

Areas of Interest
Religious Education, citizenship education, Council of Europe, human rights education, Intercultural education, religious diversity
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French, English
West Europe

The European Wergeland Centre was set up by the Norwegian authorities in May 2009 in collaboration with the Council of Europe to promote research, development and networking in the fields of intercultural education, human rights education and education for democratic citizenship across the 47 states of the Council of Europe. Issues concerned with education about religions and beliefs are considered to be an important aspect of each of the above and are strongly featured by the EWC. Among the research being disseminated through the EWC is the European Commission REDCo project on Religion, Education, Dialogue and Conflict. The EWC’s tasks include • Facilitating networking opportunities (for example through a database in which researchers and educators can create their own profile, search for others, find expertise, look for cooperation possibilities, connect with peers and share experiences and expertise • Facilitating dissemination of relevant research • Encouraging and collaborating with research relevant to educational practice and change • Applying research to educational policy and practice • Providing teacher training seminars • Building bridges with international organisations The EWC has an international staff and the Centre’s working language is English. EWC has an excellent website.

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