International Training Seminar: “Changing Europe”
May 13, 2016 - May 16, 2016
European Dilemmas and European Decisions
The people of the continent of Europe have tried various different ways of managing conflict across the centuries. They have formed alliances, signed treaties, sometimes tried to dominate each other, and more recently have formed supranational organisations where they have common interests. By considering the European Union as one of these methods to manage conflict in Europe, students can take a historical perspective on the contemporary world.
The seminar aims to explore the question of “How to teach about the EU from a historical perspective” through a (inter)active and engaging programme with presentations, on-site study visits, workshops, and round table discussions using the materials developed within the EuroClio project Decisions and Dilemmas I. The conference will provide a platform of intercultural exchange in which the participants will actively learn, share experiences and network.
- To build the capacity of history and citizenship educators from various European countries and inspire them to be creative in their professional practice, encourage cross-border cooperation and enable sharing experiences.
- To provide training in the use of the teaching resources developed in the Decision and Dilemmas project that are designed to promote learning about the European Union from a historical perspective in an engaging way.
- To share and discuss the research findings of the Teaching Europe project after having jointly analyzed how European integration is represented in history textbooks from all 28 EU member states.
- To promote the use of Historiana as tool for innovative and responsible history education and engage the participants to contribute to its further development.
The international training seminar is combined with a project meeting of one of EuroClio’s partner projects: “Teaching Europe to Enhance EU Cohesion”. In this research project educators from all 28 EU countries research the textbooks for history and another social science topic in the final years of compulsory education to find out how the EU and European integration is portrayed in the textbooks. Throughout the training seminar the team members to this project will join the majority of the programme, but at times have closed working sessions.
Logistics and Fees
- The seminar will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania from 13-16 May 2016 (arrival 13 May morning, departure 16 May).
- Upon registration, participants will be asked to confirm their participation and fulfill the fee for the course at the latest at the actual course.
- Accommodation during the conference will not be arranged by the organizers.
- The course fee for 2.5 days is 125 euro in total per person including coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, local travel and on-site learning.
Registrations are open until 22 April 2016. (Cancellations are possible free of charge until 1 May 2016.)
For further information or any questions or inquiries you can contact the seminar organizer Judith Geerling. We are looking forward to your registration.