History and history teaching have been a focus for the Council of Europe’s work on education since its inception.

From the start and as stated in the European Cultural Convention, the organisation recognised the importance of history as a basis for the education of the citizens of Europe and its role in bridging differences and bringing people together by establishing mutual understanding and confidence between the peoples of Europe. Read more >>

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Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines


An interactive e-book aimed at teacher trainers, teachers in training, practising teachers and their pupils.


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Educating for Diversity and Democracy: teaching history in contemporary Europe

This project aims to enhance the expertise and capability required of policy makers in member states in addressing the major cultural and political challenges facing history education in Europe today


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