Public Consultation on Europeana

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to hear opinions from culture, education, research and creative sectors, as well as citizens from across Members States regarding Europeana. The Commission would particularly like to hear the experiences and expectations of those who have already used (or could benefit from using) […]

Help Europeana develop new teaching resources

Europeana is currently in the process of developing a new online resource entitled Europeana Migration. This resource will showcase cultural treasures and everyday items relating to migrant heritage, exploring the impact of migration on European arts, science and history. In order to make sure the most interesting and relevant content for educative […]

ENRS Making History Interactive and Engaging through Animation

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) together with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research have debuted their second animated short film in a series depicting significant moments in 20th-century history. The first short was dedicated to discussing the beginning of the First World War, and in the second, […]

Open Access Book: “History Education and Conflict Transformation” – Mario Carretero

Social representations of history are vital to form a group’s identity. They have a wide social and political impact as they provide some of the cultural contents that accompany identity changes following societal transformations. In Europe, these representations are fragmented between nations or ethnic groups. They elicit group-based emotions that […]

Council of Europe – Learning to Live Together: a Shared Commitment to Democracy

The Council of Europe has published the outcomes of a conference held in Strasbourg on the 20th-22nd of June this year, where over 400 representatives of governments, education institutions and civil society organisations debated the future of citizenship and human rights education in Europe. The discussion at the conference was […]

Annual Report of the Network of Concerned Historians

History can be a very dangerous occupation. Thanks to the network of Concerned Historians, we can see on an annual basis how much under threat historians and history teachers are across the world. Reading through the 2017 edition of this annual report is a staunch reminder of the public role that history has, and how politicians, democratic or otherwise, are keen […]

Teachers Introduced to Toolbox for Intercultural Learning in Berlin

In the first week of September the EFIL (European Federation for Intercultural Learning) hosted a 5-day training in Berlin, showcasing a recently developed “training toolbox” which aims to expand the intercultural competences of educators. The main purpose of the toolbox is to encourage school staff to enhance the intercultural dimension of […]

Education for Sustainable Peace – Call for Applications for the 2018/19 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany, invites applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace The Visiting Research Professorship aims to promote research on education for sustainable peace. Its focus lies on educational media and curricula at secondary school […]