Seven Georgian public schools have joined the Council of Europe International Network of Democratic Schools, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports announced.
After Tbilisi and Sachkhere schools, schools in Khabume, Khoni, Akhaldaba, Sairkhi, Khashuri, and two schools of Poti were included in the list of democratic schools of the Council of Europe.
The Democratic Schools Network is an open platform that aims to establish a democratic culture in schools and share successful school projects across Europe.
Work on disputed issues, prevention of bullying, fighting against propaganda, disinformation and fake news and discrimination, and improving school well-being, are the topics that will be addressed and discussed.
“By joining the Democratic Schools Network, schools will be able to benefit from: Creating a school website on the Council of Europe Network of Democratic Schools (DSN) website/platform, Financing small projects, Participation/support in international conferences and competitions, Piloting of Council of Europe materials, and Educational-professional connections with other schools,” the Ministry stated.