"Teaching History, Grounding Democracy" draws a parallel between the institutional history of the Council of Europe, its milestones and achievements in history teaching and the major events of the 20th and 21st centuries. It also shows the efforts of the Council of Europe, the only international organisation to have run programmes in this area since 1949, to promote quality history education. More than 70 years of experience at the Council of Europe have enabled the 46 member states to bring history education into line with the Organisation's core values: democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
The exhibition presenting the work of the Council of Europe on history education will be officially presented during the 26th Standing Conference of Ministers of Education taking place in the Council of Europe on 28 and 29 September.
- Address by Mr Bjørn BERGE, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
- Address by Mr Alain LAMASSOURE, Chair of the Governing Board of the Observatory on History Teaching Europe