EFTRE regularly offers workshops to its members. Topics can vary from a general introduction to Religious Education in Europe to a country specific insight, from the presentation of the latest research results concerning RE to trying out practical resources for the classroom. 

If you are interested in a workshop, please contact the EFTRE secretary.

Workshop attendees in Zoom

These workshops can take various forms:

  • Member workshop: Each member is entitled to have workshops run by EFTRE representatives in their country without charge, providing the respective member can cover the speaker’s basic travel and accommodation costs. 
  • Local workshops: When meeting somewhere around Europe, the EFTRE (Executive) Board regularly offers workshops to local teacher organisations, Religious Education University departments and so on. Usually, these meetings and therefore the local workshop opportunities take place twice a year.
  • Online workshops: EFTRE also offers online workshops in which members can take part. This is an easy and timesaving possibility to connect and exchange with colleagues from different contexts across Europe.

Upcoming workshops

There is no upcoming workshop scheduled at the moment.

Past workshops

Online workshop on teacher training module “Signposts”

Friday, 19th March 2021, on Zoom

The workshop dealt with the religious dimension in intercultural education. Dr Angelos Vallianatos from Greece introduced the recently published teacher training module on this topic “Signposts”, a resource by the Wergeland Center and the Council of Europe. In small groups, the participants had the chance to try out some parts of this practical tool.

There are free resources available from this workshop.

Online workshop on “Teaching RE in times of Covid-19”

Friday, 20th November 2020, on Zoom

The EFTRE workshop offered a space for exchange and collegial support in these difficult times. As a starting point, Bert Roebben from Belgium and Sonja Danner from Austria, shared their reflections on the pandemic experiences and its consequences for teaching Religious Education. These were followed by some discussion and exchange among participants.

There are free resources available from this workshop.

Sticky notes and a stand.

Local workshop for Danish Teacher Association

Friday, 29th November 2019, Copenhagen (DEN)

When the EFTRE Executive came together for a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, some of its members took time to meet with colleagues from Danish RE organisations. Representatives from primary and secondary schools in Denmark took part in the meeting. The focus was on an exchange of information. The Danish colleagues explained how RE works in Denmark on various school levels. The Executive members from their side shared about how EFTRE works on the European level. Together, they reflected about how their organisations can work together in the future.