The overall objective to lay a firm foundation for cooperation towards the promotion of responsible and innovative history, heritage and citizenship education in the North Africa and the Middle East has been met. The project has brought together a group of education practitioners who proved to be very able to critically reflect on the needs of history and citizenship education in their respective countries. The group is willing and able to implement future activities if the opportunities are there. The Special Report can be used as basis for follow up activities and gives a good overview of what has already happened and what needs to happen from here. The interest from other stakeholders, like the League of Arab States and Anna Lindh Foundation offers room for synergies between the various actors. The Special Event, which was the main activity of the project, has been a unique experience for all involved, because it was the first time that history education practitioners themselves were given the opportunity to think together about the impact of Arab Awakening on their own teaching practices, and the role that they have as civil society actors.
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- Identification of the best people and networks to work with.
- Identification of existing practices to build upon on national and regional level.
- Assessment of the present situation and current needs of history educators
- Discuss what the priorities should be for follow up activities.
- Bring the various actors who work on history education and North-South cooperation (ALESCO, Anna Lindh Foundation, North-South Center of the Open Society Institute, and UNESCO) together to streamline activities and policies.
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For the participants:
- Skills and competences for innovative and responsible history education.
- Contacts with peers from Europe and key organisations for history education and North-South cooperation.
- A voice in the priority setting of future activities for their respective countries.
- Results of the survey
- Results of the round table
- Experiences with colleagues MENA
For all stakeholders:
- Access to information
Special Report – History and Citizenship Education in North Africa and the Middle East[download-attachments]
Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EuroClio Executive Director
Jonathan Even-Zohar, EuroClio Senior Manager
Steven Stegers, EuroClio Senior Manager
Aysel Gojayeva, EuroClio Project Manager
Samira ALAYAN, Senior Researcher, Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Palestine/Germany
Roman CHAPLAK, Deputy to the Executive Director, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Nourhan SALEH, Coordinator, Department of The Dialogue of Civilizations- League of Arab States
Semih AKTEKIN, Faith Facukty of Education, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Said BAHAJIN, Researcher in UNESCO Chair of philosophy for Peace, Jaume I University in Spain
Mira BIBITKO, history teacher, Rishon-Le-Zion in Israel
Youssef BOU ANTOUN, History Teacher for 7th to 11th grade, Zahrat El-Ihsan in Beirut
Massoud DAHER, professor, Lebanese University
Ofelia GADZEVSKA, Head of the Social Studies Department, Modern American School of Egypt 2000
Souad HALILA, Assistant Professor of History and Cultural Studies, University of Tunis Al-Manar
Nayla Khodr HAMADEH, education specialist, Educational Resources Center at International College (IC)
Sandra KALNIETE, European Parliament Member
Kariman MANGO, IB Route 1: European and Medieval Islamic History Teacher
Khalil MAKARI, learning mentor, Centre for Lebanese Studies at Oxford University
Abderrazak MORJANI, Educator, Moroccan Centre for Civic Education
Prof. Nurit PELED-ALHANAN, Lecturer in Language Education, Faculty of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Eman QARA’EEN, educational project manager, Jordan Education Initiative
Tharwat Gaid SALAMA, Educator, Area Manager, Coptic Orphans
Maha SHUAYB, Senior Fellow, Centre for Lebanese Studies, University of Cambridge
Roi SILBERBERG, educator, Zochrot organization
Anna VEEDER, Project Development Manager, Emek Shaveh