Sharing European Histories

By Published On: November 15, 20182.9 min readViews: 2209

Project status: Ongoing

Sharing European Histories online self-guided course!

EuroClio is pleased to launch the Sharing European Histories online self-guided course taking place from 18 November- 16 December.

About the course:

The course will consist of five Recorded Sessions and three Live Reflection Sessions. During the 30-minute Recorded Session, experts will guide viewers through a lesson plan specifically designed using each of the five teaching strategies which were developed as part of the Sharing European Histories project. The Live Reflection Sessions will provide the perfect opportunity to meet with the authors of the strategies, hear about their inspiration for the strategy and is followed by a brainstorm and Q&A with participants of the session.

The Live Reflection Sessions will take place on;

  • 18 November, 17.30 to 18.30 (CET) – Life Stories
  • 2 December, 17.30 to 18.30 (CET) – Commemorative Practices and Historical Figures
  • 16 December, 17.30 to 18.30 (CET) – The History of Ideas and Object Biographies.
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Recorded Sessions will be made available on our YouTube channel. For the Live Reflection Sessions, sign up via the button above!

At a glance:

Donor & Partner

The project has been implemented with the support of the Evens Foundation.

About the project

The past is often a source of conflicting interpretations rather than easy consensus. Still, historical identity is central to relations between states and people in the here and now. In our diverse European society, we cannot escape history when seeking to understand the present in our search for a common future.

Understanding European history, like other histories, involves a continuous process of construction and deconstruction, writing and rewriting. At the same time, as the history of the European continent is marked by constant movement of cultures and populations, diving into it might well offer insights into how people in Europe interacted and lived together in the past.

We believe that opening up a space to engage with the dissonant and often conflictual nature of European history is the first step in discovering common positions or overcoming divisions while acknowledging existing differences. European histories are often seen as dividing the continent. With this project, a call for innovative ideas and projects should contribute to the understanding of young people regarding the complexity and multiplicity of European histories, and therefore better understand the continent itself.


Our teaching strategies, which can be downloaded individually or in full, can be viewed by clicking on the image icons below. These strategies are intended to be used in the classroom and in professional development workshops. Please feel free to visit our resources page with translations of the publication into; English, German, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Tanslations into Albanian, Armenian, Italian, Romanian and Spanish are soon to be available.


Project Aims

  • Enable individuals and organisations to draft and realize their own ideas on innovative ways to deal with the teaching of European history.
  • Disseminate innovative resources that help young people to understand the complexity and multiplicity of European history.
  • Develop accessible finalized materials that can be easily adapted to any teacher’s/trainer’s curriculum.

Team Members

Project Managers:

  • Steven Stegers, Executive Director EuroClio
  • Eugenie Khatschatrian, Project Manager EuroClio
  • Katria Tomko, Project Manager EuroClio
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