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Nansen Model for Intercultural Education

Official visit to the school in Jegunovce

(05.12, 2008) Eva Bueie Nygård – Director of the primary school “Vidarheim” in Oyer Municipality, Norway together with Prof. Steinar Brin – Director of the Nansen Network on the Balkans have visited IDOU “Fridtjof Nansen” on 05 December. Director Nugard had an opportunity to learn about the activities and the way the school is functioning and to talk with the teachers and students aboutbilingualism and the integration in the school.

In honor of the guests from Norway, on 06 December, 2008 a “Norwegian night” has been organized in the integrated bilingual school dedicated to the Nobel Prize Winner for Peace, Fridtjof Nansen. On this event, part of the inhabitants of Jegunovce municipality who had the opportunity to visit Norway through the activities of NDC Skopje were present, as well as part of NDC Skopje team and Bujanovac – Southern Serbia. The same night, the BBC documentary “Ice King” has been broadcasted, which refers to the exploratory achievement of Fridtjof Nansen in discovering the North Pole. NDC Skopje has announced that such events dedicated to the culture and tradition of Norway will be organized at least once per month in the future.