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The “European Dimension in History Teaching” (2002-2006)
Key years 1912-13
These years were considered as important because of the Balkan Wars, the nationalist fragmentation of the former Ottoman empire, and because they sow the seeds of the conflicts in the region that were to recur throughout most of the 20th century.
Athens Conference, 5 - 7 May 2005
The fourth conference, on the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, was held in Glyfada, a suburb of Athens in May 2005. The conference was jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the Division of International Organisations in The Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs. It was attended by 53 participants and observers drawn from 23 countries, including all of the countries of the region.
The aims of the Conference were to:
The presentations, working group discussions and the round table discussion with all of the presenters raised a number of issues about teaching the Balkan Wars to upper secondary school students and first year undergraduates at University:
The conference also ran a history simulation on ‘The Balkan Crisis: 1908 – 1913’