EUROCLIO

Contact Information

  • Where – The Netherlands (Europe)
  • Website – www.euroclio.eu
  • Contact Person – Jonathan Even-Zohar
  • Email – info@euroclio.eu
  • Address – Laan van Meerdervoort 70, 2517AN, The Hague

Areas of Expertise

EUROCLIO has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives

EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, promotes a responsible and innovative teaching of history based on multi-perspectivity, critical thinking, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. The Association advocates a sound use of history education towards the building and deepening of democratic societies, connecting professionals across boundaries of countries, ethnicities and religions. It seeks to enhance the quality of history and citizenship education through capacity building for educators and producing innovative teaching tools. EUROCLIO has been able to define and pragmatically refine a methodology building on the practical work it carried out. Its approach is process-orientation centred and believes in reinforcing professional talents as fundamental resources for innovation and change.

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

EUROCLIO regards history as a tool for reconciliation and democracy. The abuse and misuse of history is a common phenomenon mainly to construct destructive myths and to apply nationalist thought which often lies at the heart of conflict. EUROCLIO views history as the most important school subject for the political and civic development of young people. It is the most structured channel for developing historical awareness of societies, thus contributing to societal advancement in a constructive manner. Instead of managing or containing conflict EUROCLIO seeks ways to transform the root causes themselves – or the perceptions of the root causes – of a particular conflict by supporting history education based on multiperspectivity, stimulating intercultural dialogue, promoting lifelong learning and by empowering professional networks.

EUROCLIO acknowledges that  conflict transformation is a long-term, gradual and complex process, requiring sustained engagement and interaction from all parties engaged. That is why its programmes are long-term programmes with the aim to lay the foundation of responsible history teaching to build on continuously in the future. EUROCLIO acknowledges the importance of inclusiveness of its programmes and therefore strives to incorporate as many perspectives of a broad array of actors.

Where and with Whom

EUROCLIO has been able to organise many events, publications and project thanks to the financial support of the following companies, governments (at local, regional, national and international level) and universities.

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

EUROCLIO represented 77 independent and volunteer History heritage and citizenship Educators’ Associations and related Institutes from 49 mostly European countries and reaches out to a network of at least 25.000 history, heritage and citizenship educators.

Full Members

  • [Albania] ALBNA
  • Azerbaijan HTA
  • [Azerbaijan] Public Union of Azerbaijan History Educators
  • [Austria] Society for History Didactics
  • [Belarus] Association Historians
  • Belarus HTA
  • [Bosnia-Herzegovina] EUROCLIO-HIP
  • Bulgarian HTA
  • Croatian HTA
  • [Cyprus] AHDP
  • [Cyprus] AHDR
  • [Cyprus] SEKF-OELMEK
  • Czech Republic HTA
  • Danish HTA
  • [Estonia] EAS
  • [Finland] HYOL
  • [France] APHG
  • [Germany] VGD
  • Georgian HTA
  • [Hungary] TTE
  • [Iceland] AIH
  • Iceland HTA
  • Ireland HTA
  • [Italy] Clio’92
  • [Italy] Landis
  • Kosovo HTA
  • [Kyrgyzstan] Filia
  • [Lithuania] LIMA
  • [Latvia] LVSA
  • [Luxembourg] ALEH
  • Macedonia HTA
  • Malta HTA
  • [Moldova] ANTIM
  • [Moldova] Association of Historians
  • Moldova HTA
  • [Montenegro] HIPMONT
  • [Netherlands] VGN
  • Northern Ireland HTA
  • [Norway] HIFO
  • [Portugal] APH
  • [Romania] APIR-Clio
  • [Romania] SSIR
  • [Russia] Arkhangelsk HTA
  • [Russia] Khabarovsk HTA
  • [Russia] Moscow HTA
  • [Russia] St. Petersburg HTA
  • [Russia] Tatarstan HTA
  • [Russia] The History Teachers of Buriatia
  • [Scotland] S.A.T.H.
  • Serbia HTA
  • Slovak HTA
  • Slovenian HTA
  • [Spain] AEPHG
  • Switzerland HTA
  • Tadzikistan HTA
  • [Turkey] Association of History Educators
  • [Turkey] Association for Social Studies Educators
  • [Ukraine] Nova Doba
  • [United Kingdom] Historical Association
  • [United Kingdom] HTEN
  • Wales HTA

Associated Members:

  • Auschwitz Jewish Center
  • [China] Association for NGO Cooperation
  • [Croatia] Faculty of Philosophy, University of Split
  • [Cyprus] Pedagogical Institute
  • DFG-Project “Historical Atlases in Europe”
  • European Educational Publishers Group
  • Georg Eckert Institut
  • [Germany] Koerber Stiftung
  • [Greece] P.E.F
  • International Society for History Didactics
  • [Israel] Cummings Center
  • [Morocco] Moroccan Center For Civic Education
  • [Netherlands] European Movement
  • [Poland] Educational Research Institute
  • POLIS
  • [Spain] Association Ben Baso
  • [Turkey] Istanbul Social Science Teachers
  • [United Kingdom] Association for Citizenship Teaching
  • [United Kingdom] Digital Heritage

History that Connects

The EUROCLIO programme History that Connects seeks to address issues in the sensitive periods in the shared history of the Balkans that were left unaddressed in previous work of the history educators. The project aims to develop through collaborative writing inclusive and multi-perspective ready to use class room teaching material with a focus on the history of the region from 1900-1945. These materials want to address how to teach about the Balkan Wars, the First World War, the first Kingdom of Serbians, Croats and Slovenes and the Second World War on the region, respecting the problems and victims but without burdening future generations with feelings of mistrust and hatred for other peoples in the region. It therefore wants to widen the traditional approaches and will focus not only on political and economic history but will include the history of culture and everyday life, and address topics such as technology, environment, gender, diversity, migration and human rights and responsibilities.

Innovating History Education in the Black Sea Region

The EUROCLIO Programme Innovating History Education in the Black Sea Region aims at raising awareness for innovative and responsible approaches in history, heritage and citizenship education, which enhance democracy and intercultural dialogue, creating sustainable national and cross border networks and strengthening the professional capacities of history, heritage and citizenship education professionals. The programme is based on a regional, cross-border approach implementing a history education that widens perspectives, address alternative themes and controversial and sensitive, innovative methodology and a pedagogy fostering independent, self-directed and creative learners

Historiana™ – Your Portal to the Past

The EUROCLIO programme Historiana™ – Your Portal to the Past is an on-line educational multimedia tool that offers students multi-perspective, cross-border and comparative historical sources to supplement their national history textbooks.
Historiana™ promotes the acquisition of cross-border historical knowledge and the development of critical thinking, digital and other transversal competences important for preparing a young generation for active participation as citizens of the 21st Century.

The Open Society Institute has granted EUROCLIO a project ‘Mediterranean Dialogues’ within the Education Support Programme as a first step towards more intensive cooperation with history-, heritage- and citizenship educators in North Africa and the Middle East. The project enabled at least 15 educators from this region to participate in the EUROCLIO conference ‘Looking at History through a Variety of Lenses’ that took place in Antalya from 1-7 April 2012.

Societies in Transition

Societies in Transition is a EUROCLIO programme which includes several projects:

  • Bulgaria: European Dialogues
  • Georgia: Tolerance Building
  • Estonia, Latvia: New Ways to the Past
  • Romania: Fostering History and Citizenship
  • Russia: Uroki Klio
  • Russia: Mosaic of Cultures
  • Democratic Values and History Education
  • Innovation Learning and Teaching History
  • Ukraine: New Times, New History
  • Ukraine: We and the Others

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