Teaching History, Grounding Democracy

Thursday 1 December 2022, 9.30-10.45

One can only acknowledge the importance of history education, as defined by numerous Council of Europe texts throughout its 70 years’ work on the topic. Yet today, challenges still arise in the way curricula are developed; in the number of hours dedicated to the subject; in the way teacher training is delivered; and ultimately in how well the next generation of teachers are prepared and up for the task.

Considering the mission of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (OHTE) is to provide a clear picture of the state of history teaching in Europe through Regular and Thematic Reports, distinguished high-level guests reflect on OHTE’s first findings on the topic and talk about their vision of history teaching and its impact on the future.

Ms Annette GERLACH, Journalist and TV host, ARTE
welcoming addresses and panel

Welcoming adresses

Mr Bjørn BERGE, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe 

Ms Norma FOLEY, Minister of Education, Ireland (Video Message)





Mr Alain LAMASSOURE, Chair of the Governing Board of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe 

Ms Tamar TALIASHVILI, Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe

Mr Eckhardt FUCHS, Director, Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute

Mr Mikhailo MINAKOV, Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Logo of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe