Key Issues

Cultural Heritage

EUROCLIO advocates for the development and implementation of transnational and multiperspective learning methods of history in lieu with public history (movies, games, etc.) and in particular in relation to material and intangible heritage (sites, museums, etc.).

Democracy and Civil Society

EUROCLIO promotes the role of responsible history as a means to build open democratic societies. Thus it seeks to strengthen the capacity of communities of practice (networks, associations) as active civil society, to build their voice and have it heard by decision-makers and public alike in order to support and sustain transitions to democracy.

Digital Learning

EUROCLIO maps, develops and advocates for online educational resources and tools that make best use of new technologies to promote high-quality history education and make students digitally competent (or literate) addressing discipline-specific needs. It cooperates with content providers and technological partners to identify and document examples of cooperation that contribute to a more enabling environment for the use and re-use of digital heritage in education.

European and World History

EUROCLIO provides history, heritage and citizenship educators with innovative educational resources and tools that complement national curricula and resources by offering transnational and multiperspective source collections, learning activities and over-arching narratives for key moments and processes in European and World History.

Inclusion and Diversity

EUROCLIO develops approaches to history, heritage and citizenship education that respect diversity and mutual understanding for dealing with the past in increasingly diverse societies. In particular mapping and promoting content areas (migration, human rights, identity) and methods (intercultural dialogue, global citizenship education) that foster inclusion and equity through quality education are key action areas.

Peace and Reconciliation

EUROCLIO disarms history education in fragile post-conflict areas through the promotion of inclusive and common professional development and cooperation among communities of practice and confidence- and trust-building activities. It approaches the violent past from a variety of shared perspectives, including every-day life experiences and building students’ understanding that the past can be perceived differently and narratives constructed through source selection and subjectivity.


EUROCLIO provides a platform for history, heritage and citizenship educators to interact, peer-learn and co-create educational resources which support reflective approaches to remembrance practices and their specific challenge of dealing with the legacies of a violent past through sites of memory.