On 1 and 2 October, EuroClio President Marjan de Groot-Reuvekamp represented EuroClio on the first Colloquium on Fundamental Rights in Brussels. This first annual Colloqium, with the central theme of Tolerance and respect: preventing and combating antisemitic and anti-Muslim hatred in Europe”.

Marjan de Groot-Reuvekamp attests: “Looking into the theme of this colloquium, we can say that EuroClio, with all our member associations in all EU Member States and beyond, is deeply committed to support actions and initiatives in the field of education that help European societies to face the challenges posed by extremism, inequality, intolerance and discrimination.

We underline this in our Manifesto and in the Helsingor Declaration. With support of the Council of Europe, OSCE and UNESCO, EuroClio has engaged to establish the importance of innovative and responsible history education. We are able to collect and make visible a lot of good practice in Europe.

To continue our work we need a fundamental discussion on education policy making – to enable inclusion, diversity, peace, democracy and dialogue by bringing history educators together, challenging them to think on overcoming larger challenges in their societies and across border.”

Please visit the website for more information on the Colloqium. You can find its official conclusions here.