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Reference texts for history teaching

Running parallel to the main phases of the division's programme, the following reference texts were adopted by the various organs of the Council of Europe (Committee of Ministers, Parliamentary Assembly, Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education, Summits of Heads of States and Government of the Council of Europe).

These texts either served as guidelines for the division's work, or, sometimes, came about as a result of the work of the division. They too reflect the historical and social changes that took place over the years and that have influenced the work of the whole directorate of Education.

Phases

CoE -
reference texts

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1949 – Treaty of London establishing the Council of Europe

   

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

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1999 – First Informal Conference “Education for democratic development and stability in South-East Europe” in Strasbourg

 

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

 
   

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