As a fully functional organ, the Scientific Advisory Council will work and think independently of any institution or country and will ensure the academic rigour of the Observatory’s work. The exchanges on the methodology for the thematic and regular reports were initiated. This methodology is vital for the Observatory’s main purpose to collect and make available information on the state of history teaching in the member States.
The crucial role of history education in building and maintaining democratic societies was reminded during the meeting by the Chair of the Governing Board, Mr Alain Lamassoure. He reiterated the support of the Governing Board for the work of the Scientific Advisory Council.