What we do

Eight Areas of Action

A Democratic Association

We bring together democratic associations at its General Assembly. This body adopts overall planning, elects and discharges board members and follows good governance procedures. The board supervises the work of the director, who manages the Secretariat. Board and staff work together in a Finance-, Member-, and Policy Committee and meet at least 3 times a year.

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Mapping Trends and Needs

We research the needs of students and educators who are teaching and learning about history, heritage and citizenship as input for its future work. Research results are used in projects or as a prompt for discussion and reflection during training courses.

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The Voice of History Educators

We advocate with our members on European and international level. We do so through face-to-face meetings with policy makers, through responding to consultations, and developing and promoting our own position statements.

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Support for Action

We mobilize our members and partners to attract the means needed to create opportunities for cross-border capacity building, educational resources development and new fields of cooperation.

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Collaborative Design

We support the development of innovative educational resources that are peer-reviewed, piloted and made as part of a collaborative process involving all stakeholders.

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Professional Development

We organise professional development courses on national, regional and international level for and with members. The courses are based on cross-border capacity building, peer learning and on-site engagement.

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Informing the World

We reach out to a network of more than 10.000+ professionals working in history, heritage and citizenship education via monthly newsletters, social media and frequently updated website. Through these channels all relevant information, including opportunities and reports, are shared.

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Connecting Professionals

We bring together professionals from many different fields who seek engagement with history, citizenship and heritage education and cater to their needs. Moreover, through workshops, lectures and presentations, we promote valorization and sharing of research and practice among 2.000+ professionals a year.

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Three Pillars

Building Capacity

Building professional capacity through developing and implementing innovative (on-line) teaching tools.

Fostering Knowledge

Fostering professional knowledge exchange, intercultural dialogue, cooperation and networking across borders and communities.

Supporting Civil Society

Supporting sustainable professional civil society stimulating, initiating and empowering independent history and citizenship educators' Associations across Europe and beyond.

Target Group

The target group of EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators consists of history, heritage and citizenship education professionals. This group of people includes, but is not limited to, teachers in schools, curriculum developers, authors of teaching tools, teacher trainers, assessment experts, advisors and inspectors, educational staff in cultural institutions, board members of member associations and trainee teachers.

 

Manifesto on High Quality History, Heritage and Citizenship Education

EUROCLIO supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education by promoting critical thinking, multi-perspectivity, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. The Association advocates a sound use of history and heritage education towards the building and deepening of democratic societies, connecting professionals across boundaries of communities, countries, ethnicities and religions. It seeks to enhance the quality of history and citizenship education through capacity building for educators and producing and implementing innovative teaching tools.

EUROCLIO Manifesto on High Quality History, Heritage and Citizenship Education: 15 principles for the recognition of the distinctive contribution of history to the development of young people