One of the special goals of the three year project “Learning and teaching about the history of Europe in the 20th century” was to produce teaching resources for secondary schools which would encourage both teachers and students to approach the events of the 20th century (and historical events in general) from a critical and analytical perspective, using the same skills and assessment criteria as historians. This involves, among other things, the understanding that no single version of history should be considered as final or correct.
Their speeches focused among others on the role of historical interpretation and memory in forming identity. The speakers almost unanimously stressed the importance of “looking back” and confronting the past, no matter how painful the process, if Europe was to continue to progress in human rights and democracy.
ISBN (English version): 92-871-4844-9
ISBN (French version): 92-871-4843-0