Representatives of the teaching community from Greece, Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria will be part of the final conference of the project “Sharing Knowledge, Handling Controversy in Schools in Greece, North Macedonia and Bulgaria” which will be held online on the Zoom platform on November 15 (Monday ) from 15.00 to 17.00.

At the conference we will address the idea behind the project, share experiences and present the activities implemented within the project “Sharing Knowledge, Handling Controversy in Schools in Greece, North Macedonia and Bulgaria” implemented by partner organizations ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Center for Racism, Ecology, Peace and Nonviolence from Greece, Journalists for Human Rights from North Macedonia, and Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance from Bulgaria, as part of the Joint Program Democratic and Inclusive School Culture on Operation (DISCO), funded by the Council of Europe and the European Union.

The aim of the project, which was implemented from March 1 to December 15, 2021, is to develop a peaceful and inclusive school environment in the three partner countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Northern Macedonia), using human rights education and specifically using the CoE/EU Training tool “Managing controversy. Developing a strategy for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools.” The specific objectives are to strengthen the local teaching community and education stakeholders to deal with school controversies and to put non-formal human rights education into practice, and to raise the awareness of local school communities about the relevance of human rights education to management of controversial issues.

Representatives of the teaching community from each of the three countries will present their experience, and we will also refer to the educational program of the project: activities, results and continuation. At the same time, the final conference will present the key products developed within this project, the training tool “Managing Controversy” translated into local languages, 8-hour training program, educational manual and electronic tool for the teaching community of the three countries.