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About the Project

Teaching European History in the 21st century is a three-year project that aims to respond to the needs of European Universities that are increasingly international by providing innovative didactic methods, and the development of innovative teaching materials. The project aims to bring out these materials based on textual, visual and audiovisual sources produced by international author teams.

The project is undertaken by Utrecht University, together with six project partners: The Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – UAM); The Department of History at HU Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); University of Sheffield; Charles University (CUNI, Univerzita Karlova); and University of Lille (UDL).

Within this project, here at EuroClio we have developed seven Source Collections on Historiana, on the topics of Identities, Societies, Power and Citizenship, Knowledge, Economy, Cultural Encounters, and Living with Difference. At the Conference, we will officially launch the Source Collections, as well as a digital version of the Handbook “The European Experience“, which will also be available on Historiana in a brand new part of the website! Join us in Brussels to be the first to see the new content!

Learn more at: https://teh21.sites.uu.nl/

About the Final Conference

Coming to the Conference, you will have a chance to first-hand witness the results of years of work of experts in the fields of European history, innovative didactic methods, and the development of innovative teaching materials from seven countries (Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands) on common European history based on textual, visual and audiovisual sources.

You could also participate in hands-on workshops on using and testing these innovative materials and other approaches in the classroom.  The conference will also provide networking and professional development opportunities: you could listen to the professionals that closely work on innovative approaches to history education and engage in discussions about the most relevant problems and challenges in the field.


The Conference will begin with an introduction to the educational materials, followed by a round table discussion. Afterwards, you can take part in two rounds of active workshops, each consisting of:

  • Keynote Lecture (the host and the topic will be announced soon!)
  • Hands-on workshop about how to use the best-practice guide, which is based on the experiences of testing the outputs by international teacher teams in structured learning activities that form part of the TEH21 project.
  • Active workshop on how to work with the source collection, hosted by EuroClio. This is an online collection of selected primary sources in the original language and English translations, clustered around important themes in European history. The primary sources mentioned and described in the textbook will be made available in the form of online source collections, in their original form and in English translation.
  • A discussion between the experts of House of European History and TEH21.

More information on the sessions will come soon!


September 30, 2022
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


House of European History
Rue Belliard 135
1000 Brussels, Belgium

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