seminars and workshops

Helping Students In Acceptance: Teachers Workshop

Classrooms in the EU are becoming more diverse, creating a wealth of learning opportunities as well as presenting specific challenges. According to UNICEF, there are approximately 5.4 million child migrants in Europe and children constitute over half the refugee population. While teacher training in special needs education (e.g. dyslexia) is often extensive, teachers are rarely given the specific knowledge and skills that will help them create the best educational outcomes for all in diverse classrooms.

Preventing Violent Extremism in South-East Europe

Between 2-4 May 2018, CELL participated in a sub-regional capacity-building workshop on the prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E), entitled "Global Citizenship Education for Peaceful Socieities in South-East Europe" in Venice, Italy. The workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO's Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education (GCPE) and UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) at UNESCO

On 26 June 2017, CELL presented at, and participated in, a workshop on the "Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) through Educational Media: Sharing Good Practices." The Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO organized the workshop in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Texbook Research.

Policy Roundtable: Working Towards an International Agreement

On 14 July 2017, CELL convened a roundtable with academics and policymakers entitled, 'Working towards a global agreement to reduce divisive stereotypes in school textbooks,' at the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Brussels. This roundtable brought together experts in the fields of development economics, education, neuroscience, and law to examine and debate the need for an international agreement to reduce divisive stereotypes in school textbooks.

HESTIA Teacher Training

On 24 January 2018, CELL ran a workshop session on "Divisive Stereotypes and Discrimination Within and Beyond the Classroom: The Context of Refugee and Migrant Students." The session was part of the Helping Students in Acceptance (HESTIA) workshop in Maastricht, The Netherlands, which brought together 15 teachers from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and the United Kingdom.

Violent Pasts Webcast is Available Online

On March 5, 2019, CELL partnered with USAID's ECCN to organize the webcast, From Divisive Stereotypes to Inclusive Identities: The Role of Educational Materials in Crisis and Conflict-Affected Settings. This webcast, which built off of discussions from CELL's workshop on Violent Pasts in Brussels on January 15th, is now available online.


CELL-ECCN Webcast on Violent Pasts

March 4th is the last chance to RSVP for the CELL-ECCN webcast, 'From Divisive Stereotypes to Inclusive Identities: The Role of Educational Materials in Crisis and Conflict-Affected Settings.'

Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Time: 4-5pm CET

RSVP here by March 4th at 6pm CET.