Connecting Europe through History

Experiences and Perceptions of Migrations in History Education. Past and Present Diversity for the Future of Europe

The project partners organized a series of events and workshops across Europe on the theme of Migrations, involving history educators, academics, students, and many others. Through the discussions and a questionnaire, recommendations were drawn for how to deal with Migration in teaching. Against this background, the project contributed to bringing Europe closer to its citizens and to involve them in transnational cooperation activities, contributing to developing a sense of belonging to common European ideals and achievements, and promoting further European integration.

Project Aims

  • Enhancing mutual understanding in Europe and its cultural and linguistic diversity by tackling the issue of migration as common theme in European History
  • Creating awareness about Europe’s migrant past through a comparative questionnaire focused on the theme of Migration and how it is dealt with in the classroom.

Results

  • Nine events focused on topics such as “Knowledge, experience and perception of Migration and Movement in and across Europe”, “'History of Migrations in France and Europe: which challenges for the classrooms?', “Migration, Ethnicity & the Making of Modern Europe”, “Political Parties, Migration & Public Rhetoric”.
  • The questionnaire received more than 150 detailed responses from 33 countries, which were collected and elaborated in the final Project Publication.
  • A website including reports and footages from the public events within the Project is online.
  • 400 citizens were given the opportunity to actively share ideas and experiences, opinions and values on the theme of migration during the public events organized.
  • A final event in Vienna around the project theme was organized, which included a manifold of lobby activities, as well as a final brainstorming by key-people who have been present in all the different events, leading to a Recommendation on Migration and History Teaching.

Publications

Available online in English

Supported by

Partners

The Europaeum Network

Project Managers

Jonathan Even-Zohar, EUROCLIO Project Manager

Maria Kazamiaki, EUROCLIO Assistant Project Manager

Contributors

Paul Flather (Europaeum coordinator, publication editor), Marko Halonen (ISHA coordinator, publication contributor)

Partners: The Europaeum network, ISHA - International Students of History Association