History Teaching

Beyond the textbook - Principles and values

Key dates for history teaching

The following table summarizes the main phases of the programmes with an indication of the seminal events that started each phase.

By clicking on the cells and the text in bold, you will access an explanatory text for each event and phase. You can also navigate using the link [Next] at the bottom of the table, which will lead you along the chronological path of the programme.

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Phases

CoE -
reference texts

Events

 
       
 

1949 – Treaty of London establishing the Council of Europe

   

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E
X
T
B
O
O
K
S

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E
F
O
R
M

 

1953 - first conference in Calw, Germany

 

1954 - Signature of the European Cultural Convention, forming the framework for the Council’s work in education

   

1964 – Resolution (64) 11 on "Civics and European education"

   
       

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I
S
T
O
R
Y

A
T

S
C
H
O
O
L

 

1965 - conference in Elsinor, Denmark

 

1983 - Recommendation (83) 4 of the Committee of Ministers concerning the "Promotion of an awareness of Europe in Secondary schools"

   

1990 – accession of the first State from the former Soviet Block: Hungary

   
       

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H
E

N
E
W

E
U
R
O
P
E

1991 - Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education,Vienna, Austria

   
 

1991 – Symposium in Brugge, Belgium

 

1993 – First Council of Europe Summit of Heads of State and Government in Vienna, Austria

   

1996- Recommendation 1283 of the Parliamentary Assembly on history and the learning of history in Europe

   
       
 

1996 – "New initiative of the Secretary General"
1997 – Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education, Kristiansand, Norway

 

1997 - first regional seminar Tbilissi

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T
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R
G
O
V.

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O
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R
A
T
I
O
N

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R
O
J
E
C
T

F
O
R
M
A
T

 

1998 - Project "Learning and teaching the history of the 20th century in Europe"

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T
E
R
A
L

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E
G
I
O
N
A
L

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R
A
T
I
O
N

1999 – 1st Informal Conference “Education for democratic development and stability in South-East Europe”, Strasbourg, France

 

2001 – Rec(2001)15 of the Committee of Ministers on history teaching in twenty-first-century Europe

 
 

2002 - Project "the European dimension in history teaching"

2005 – Third Summit of Heads of State and Government in Warsaw, Poland

 
 

2006 - Project "The Image of the Other"

2007 – Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education, Istanbul, Turkey

 
 

Link to the list of adopted texts

Link to the list of activities

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