Conference on the Image of Arab-Islamic culture in European history textbooks [14/12/2004]

The Council of Europe was actively involved in the co-organisation of a Conference on the Image of Arab-Islamic culture in European history textbooks, which took place in Cairo from 12 to 14 December. The event was held within the framework of the Euro-Arab Dialogue ''Learning to Live together'', and was jointly organized by UNESCO, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The aim of this conference was to examine negative stereotyping from the image of Arab-Islamic culture presented in existing history textbooks, and to discuss means to overcome this stereotyping. 
 

ConfĂ©rence sur l’Image de la culture arabo-islamique dans les manuels d’histoire europĂ©ens [14/12/2004]

Dans le cadre du dialogue Euro-Arabe ''Apprendre Ă  vivre ensemble'', le Conseil de l’Europe a co-organisĂ© une confĂ©rence sur l’Image de la culture arabo-islamique dans les manuels d’histoire europĂ©ens en partenariat avec l’UNESCO, la Ligue des Etats arabes et l’Arabie Saoudite, du 12 au 14 dĂ©cembre au Caire. L’objectif de cette confĂ©rence Ă©tait d’examiner les stĂ©rĂ©otypes nĂ©gatifs de la culture arabo-islamique vĂ©hiculĂ©s par les manuels d’histoire, et d’identifier les moyens de lutter contre ces stĂ©rĂ©otypes.