Sharing Knowledge, Handling Controversy in schools of Greece, North Macedonia and Bulgaria

Implementing organisations

  • ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence, Greece – Leading partner
  • Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance, Bulgaria – Implementing partner
  • Journalists for Human Rights, North Macedonia – Implementing partner


Resource/publication to be used

Managing controversy. Developing a Strategy for Handling Controversy and Teaching Controversial Issues in Schools


Overall objective

 Develop a peaceful and inclusive school environment within the three partnership countries (Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia), with the use of human rights education (HRE) and specifically with the use of the Council of Europe handling controversy training tool “Managing controversy. Developing a Strategy for Handling Controversy and Teaching Controversial Issues in Schools”.


Specific objectives

 Empower the local teaching community and educational stakeholders to address controversy in schools and put into practice nonformal education on human rights.

 Raise local school communities’ awareness of the relevance of human rights education to manage controversial issues.



  • The “Managing Controversy” training tool was translated into Macedonian and Bulgarian. It was printed and disseminated in the broad educational communities of Greece, North Macedonia and Bulgaria.
  • One 8-hour training curriculum based on “Managing Controversy” toolkit will be jointly developed by the partnership organisations’ educational experts. This common curriculum will be designed taking into consideration the three countries’ local contexts, policies, controversies, existing good practices, expectations and needs.
  • Twenty-four 8-hour online training workshops for the teaching community was organised in six different regions of the three partner countries (8 in each partner country).
  • One new educational toolkit was produced in four languages (BulgarianEnglishGreek and Macedonian). It includes the 8-hour training curriculum together with feedback collection by the training workshops implemented in the three countries (6 regions).
  • Information on the project activities and the content was disseminated on the partners’ websites and social media accounts, as well as via articles or interviews.
  • One Final Online Event took place for networking and dissemination of results.

New educational toolkit New educational toolkit

Cover page of SKHC Toolkit

Handling Controversy in schools through human rights and citizenship education -
Peaceful coexistence and communication, conflict resolution, social mobilisation

An Educational Toolkit for Teachers. Developed under the project “Sharing Knowledge, Handling Controversy in Schools of Greece, North Macedonia and Bulgaria”

Download in Bulgarian, English, Greek and Macedonian

Translations Translations

Cover page of Managing Controversy in Macedonian

Managing controversy – Developing a strategy for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools

This self-reflection tool for school leaders and senior managers is designed to support reflection on the way controversy is handled in schools.

Download in BulgarianMacedonian and other languages