History Education and the Council of Europe
The Council of Europe's work on history education is founded on the assumption that understanding the past is essential for building a shared future, for fostering European democracies and for strengthening active democratic citizenship. Our vision and motto is: Teaching History, Grounding Democracy. History teaching that is based on multiperspectivity, historical thinking and on the values of the Organisation can enhance students’ critical thinking skills, democratic competences and empathy – all of which are essential for generations of young citizens that value democracy.
Intergovernmental Programme on History Education
As a 70 years strong activity, Council of Europe’s intergovernmental programme on history education institutionalised the dialogue of member states on the way history should be taught. It led to standards in the field of history teaching, such as Recommendation (2001)15 on history teaching in twenty-first-century Europe.
Observatory on History Teaching in Europe
OHTE is an Enlarged Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe, whose mission is to promote quality education in order to enhance the understanding of democratic culture. It provides a clear picture of the state of history teaching in its member states, based on reliable data and facts on how history is taught, through general and thematic reports.
Transnational History Education and Co-operation Laboratory” (HISTOLAB)
HISTOLAB seeks to reinvigorate the field of history education by bringing together innovative ideas on how to improve the teaching of history. Its digital hub features a database of experts and organisations in the field of history education, an interactive calendar and bulletin board, as well as a resource hub with materials relevant for innovative history teaching, HISTOLAB also organises once a year the “European Innovation Days in History Education”.
Remembrance of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity
As a transversal initiative closely connected to the history of the Council of Europe and its foundation as a means to counter totalitarian ideologies after the Second World War, the Remembrance programme supports teaching about the Holocaust through the creation and publication of a number of resources that teachers may use for their teaching.
22 sept. 2023Exhibition Strasbourg 28 September 2023
"Teaching History, Grounding Democracy" draws a parallel between the institutional history of the...
25 avr. 2023
The World of History Education at your Finger Tips - registrations open for the HISTOLAB Digital HubResource Strasbourg, France 21 April 2023
via www.coe-histolab.eu The HISTOLAB Joint Project of the European Union and Council of Europe,...
24 févr. 2023Conference Brussels, Belgium 7-8 March 2023
The intergovernmental programme on history education has been an initiative of the Council of...