Inauguration of the European Wergeland Centre

On 29 May, the European Wergeland Centre was inaugurated in Oslo. The Centre is a European resource centre on education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship. It is a co-operation between Norway and the Council of Europe, located in Oslo. It builds on and will promote the work performed by the Council of Europe and Norway in these areas.

Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe greeted the inauguration through a video message. Thorbjørn Jagland, Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament, Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Bård Vegar Solhjell, Minister of Education of Norway, were among the high ranking speakers at inaugural ceremony. Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, introduced one of the working sessions, while Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport, chaired another session.