History Teaching

Council of Europe and EUROCLIO in international cooperation on facilitating the innovation of the learning and teaching of history in the Matra countries

The "Matra programme" of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the change of a centralised communist state towards a pluriform democratic state respecting the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The programme supports activities focused on the change of a state, its institutions, the organisations of civilians and their mutual relationships.

Since 2003, some seminars have taken place with this support and in cooperation with EUROCLIO, part of existing projects or in parallel to seminars with similar topics taking place in other parts of Europe under different funding:

List of seminars and available reports


The following four seminars held in the framework of the project: European dimension in history teaching

Seminars on "1939-1989: half a century living with communism"
Sofia, Bulgaria, 6-7 June 2005
Rousse, Bulgaria, 9-10 June 2005

Seminar on "The Legacy of World War II. The Nazi-Soviet Pact to the end of 1989: Europe after 1945"
Bucharest, Romania, 31 May-1 June 2005
Sinaia, Romania, 2 – 3 June 2005


Seminar on “Teaching the History of the 20th Century
Bucharest, Romania, UNESCO / CEPES, 28 – 29 October 2004

Seminar on the "Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and for the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity" and "Teaching the History of the 20th Century"
Zagreb, Croatia, 27-28 January 2004


Seminar on "History teaching in Croatia"
Zagreb, Croatia, 4-5 April 2003