The Council of Europe started its work on history teaching in Cyprus in 2003 on the initiative of the Secretary General.

During the period of 2003-2006, six activities have been organised, among these, seminars, workshops and meetings of experts which brought together about 500 participants from different communities reflecting the fact that Cyprus is multicultural.

The activities provided an opportunity for an exchange of views on the preparation of new teaching materials as well as on teacher training issues. As one of the main challenges of education today in Europe concerns teaching about diversity, one of the main goals was to supply the participants with information on such practical approaches in teaching history as multiperspectivity.

The main partner of the Council of Europe is the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, the only non-governmental organisation in Cyprus which brings together history educators from all communities. Strong support was also received from all teacher trade unions across the divide which strengthened links with practicing teachers.

Project on Developing a culture of co-operation when teaching history

Bilateral co-operation programme  between the Council of Europe  and  Cyprus aimed at providing support in training of history educators across the divide in teaching history for reconciliation and peace.

  • Workshop on Teaching and learning history in the digital age, Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus, 23-24 October 2015
  • Workshop on The use of visual sources: arts, films, videos, cartoons. Training interpretation skills when teaching and learning history. Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus, 13-14 March 2015
  • Workshop on “The city as a live museum”, Nicosia, Cyprus, 7-8 November 2014