History and history teaching have been a focus for the Council of Europe’s work on education since its inception.

From the start and as stated in the European Cultural Convention, the organisation recognised the importance of history as a basis for the education of the citizens of Europe and its role in bridging differences and bringing people together by establishing mutual understanding and confidence between the peoples of Europe. Read more >>

Bilateral project Bilateral project

Developing a culture of co-operation - When teaching and learning history


Developing a culture of co-operation when teaching and learning history is an interactive e-book with links to external sources. It is intended for use in teachers’ education and is suitable for any mode of teacher training.
This publication,designed for self-study, is now available.


Current intergovernmental project Current intergovernmental project

Educating for Diversity and Democracy: teaching history in contemporary Europe

This project aims to enhance the expertise and capability required of policy makers in member states in addressing the major cultural and political challenges facing history education in Europe today


Latest publication Latest publication

Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines


An interactive e-book aimed at teacher trainers, teachers in training, practising teachers and their pupils.

The e-book Shared histories is now available in Estonian and in Greek


Forthcoming events

Intergovernmental project Educating for diversity and democracy: teaching history in contemporary Europe-Phase II

Meeting of the core group of experts, Strasbourg, 12-13 April  2018 : preparation of guidelines on quality of history education in the situation of growing diversity in the 21st century

Past events                                                                                                                                                       

Intergovernmental project Educating for diversity and democracy: teaching history in contemporary Europe- Phase I

  • Fourth Regional Seminar, Belgrade, Serbia, 4- 5 October 2017
  • Third Regional Seminar, Utrecht, Netherlands, 28-29 June 2017
  • Second Regional Seminar, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 11-12 October 2016
  • First Regional Seminar, Tallinn, State University, Estonia, 1-2 June 2016