Professional development


The EUROCLIO Manifesto defines high quality history, heritage, and citizenship education as a means to: prevent the misuses of the past, promote an inclusive approach to the study of the past and advance educational innovation. In order to make the best use of this means, and to promote truly high quality history, heritage, and citizenship education, teachers and educators should not only be involved in the design of history and citizenship school curricula, but also receive training on innovative approaches to, and methodologies and pedagogies in history teaching. In addition, high quality education, as recognised by the European Union, Council of Europe and UNESCO, needs teachers that can deal with complex classroom realities and adopt new methods and tools.

One of the main tools available today in Europe for teachers (and schools) to invest in critical professional development is the Erasmus+ programme, which explicitly seeks to invest in teachers to deal with diversified groups of learners. In particular, through projects focused on student­-centred and problem­-based active learning, using multidisciplinary and inter­disciplinary approaches and through fostering critical thinking skills.

In order to help teachers develop their ability to foster critical qualities in history teaching, EUROCLIO seeks to offer a diversified range of trainings throughout the year. These trainings have a variable duration, and take place in all Europe and beyond. However, the majority of these trainings takes place in Erasmus+ countries, and is therefore eligible for Erasmus+ KA1 funding. Participants to each training will receive a certificate as proof of active participation.

EUROCLIO TRAININGS for the period July 2019 – July 2021

August 2019 Summer School – Croatia

“Rethinking Approaches to Diversity & Violence in History Education”

During this Summer School, participants will explore the issues of diversity and remembrance in history education. They will have a chance to engage both with the educational rationale and teaching approaches to history of cooperation between different social groups, as well as with portrayals of intergroup conflicts and mass violence. Finally, interrelations between remembrance and history education will be examined. Building on the rich history & cultural heritage of the region, participants will be able to take part in different formats of exchange & learning and attend lectures, workshops, study visits to schools, relevant NGOs, memorial sites and museums. Check the event page to know more!

  • Duration:   4 DAYS
  • Eligibility for KA1 funding:   YES
November 2019 – International Training Seminar – Brussels, Belgium

“Teaching European History – innovative approaches to promote students’ understanding of current European affairs in the light of European History”

Often, the teaching of European History is limited, in school curricula, to the teaching of the events that led to the creation of the European Union, beginning in 1950 with the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community or in 1957 with the Treaty of Rome and the creation of the Common Market. In addition, school curricula envisage little time to dedicate to the topic, often no more than a couple of hours. As a consequence, pupils’ ability to understand current European affairs in light of European History might result hampered. During this weekend training, participants will have the possibility to discuss on how to teach the events that took place before the Second World War in connection to current European affairs. Check the event page to know more!

  • Duration:   2 DAYS
  • Eligibility for KA1 funding:   YES
April 2020 – 27th EUROCLIO Annual Conference – Serbia

“Controversy and Disagreement in the classroom”

In our world today, young people are increasingly influenced by social media and the information found on the internet. This exposes them to different extremist ideologies and alternative facts. Teachers are often confronted with radical views and expected to deal with them. During the 27th EUROCLIO Annual Conference, educators will discuss on how to constructively debate different views on sensitive topics.
The 27th EUROCLIO Annual Conference will consist of active workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions, cultural visits, on-site learning activities, intercultural events. During these activities, teachers will be introduced to the topics of People on the Move, Borders, Surviving under Pressure, Freedom of Speech and Cultural Heritage, and will reflect on how to assess pupils’ social and civil competences through debate, dialogue, and discussion on these topics. In addition, they will be introduced to the new features of the eLearning portal, especially relating to the eActivity builder. Check the event page to know more!

  • Duration:   5 DAYS
  • Eligibility for KA1 funding:   NO
November 2020 – International Training Seminar – Brussels, Belgium

“The Industrial Revolution – a Key Moment in European History”

The Fall training of 2020 will deal with a key moment in European History: the Industrial Revolution. By dealing with the Industrial Revolution in different countries throughout Europe, and especially by comparing and contrasting how it came about and was perceived in each country, pupils can identify commonalities in the history of European states, thus understanding that European History dates earlier than 1957. During this weekend training, participants will discuss on how to teach the Industrial Revolution in the broader context of European history. Check the event page to know more!

  • Duration:   2 DAYS
  • Eligibility for KA1 funding:   YES

How to apply for Erasmus+ KA1 funding

If you want to know more on how to apply for Erasmus+ KA1 funding, you can find more information at this link.