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Strasbourg 30 November-1 December
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The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (OHTE) will hold its 3rd Annual Conference on the theme “Teaching History, Teaching Peace?”. The event will be opened by an address by Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge by video message.

As part of the conference, on 30 November, the first OHTE General Report on the State of History Teaching in Europe will be presented at a press conference. The report discusses the place of history in education systems, explores textbooks and other educational resources in terms of design, dives into dynamics of teaching but also into learning outcomes and assessment of students. Country-specific information concerns 16 members of the OHTE: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, North Macedonia, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Türkiye, as well as Ukraine as observer state.

The Annual Conference will be open to media, upon preliminary registration. It will also be webcast in English and in French.

The press conference to present the Report will take place on Thursday, 30 November, at 12.45 pm in the Room 8 of the Palais de l’Europe, as well as online. The link will be provided upon request.

Alain Lamassoure, Chair of the OHTE Governing Board will present the content and purpose of the General Report in the presence of renowned historian Timothy Garton Ash (University of Oxford).

Contacts: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41, Bogumiła Warchalewska, tel. +33 3 90 21 44 84


Council of Europe Media Relations Division:

[email protected]

+33 3 88 41 25 60