Ambassadors

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Founder and special advisor

Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, historian and founding President, Special Advisor and former Executive Director of EUROCLIO. She founded EUROCLIO in 1992, and since then she has acquired recognition as an international expert on innovative and trans-national history, heritage and citizenship education. She has initiated and coordinated a multitude of national, trans-national capacity building projects for history and citizenship educators and historians in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia-in-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia Turkey and Ukraine.

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Special chair history, ethics and human rights

On 17 April 2014, Dr. Antoon De Baets became professor by special appointment in History, Ethics and Human Rights at the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators. This chair, at the interface between history, ethics and human rights, is unique in the world. It has been founded with the aim of supporting the extensive interest in recent decades both within and outside the University of Groningen for the principle of academic integrity, which has led to an ‘ethical wave’ within the history profession as well.

...our eyes and arms abroad

We receive invitations to many events, meetings and training seminars throughout the year that are all relevant to our work. Unfortunately, neither the Board nor the Secretariat staff are always able to attend such events. Therefore, this means we miss the opportunity to represent EUROCLIO, promote the organization and its objectives and ask for special attention for responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education.

As a result, in 2011 the EUROCLIO Board decided to create the position of EUROCLIO Ambassadors. These ambassadors are colleagues of EUROCLIO, who over a longer period of time have shown great commitment to the Association and have spent their time and efforts promoting the Association, its mission and principles.

Ambassadors show an excellent capacity to represent EUROCLIO at international meetings and events, increase our visibility, give workshops and presentations on our behalf or simply are a EUROCLIO presence elsewhere. We are hugely grateful for the work they do. Keep your eyes peeled at events you attend in case any are present!

 

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Anne Kjersti Jacobsen

Anne Kjersti Jacobsen graduated from the University of Oslo in 1993, holding an MA in History.
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Ann-Laure Liéval

Ann-Laure Liéval graduated from Artois University (Arras, France) with a Master in Ancient Greek History.
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Arbër Salihu

Arbër Salihu was born in 1972 in Podujeva, Kosovo. He graduated in history from the University of Prishtina in 1997.
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Aysel Gojayeva

Aysel Gojayeva graduated from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, holding MA in European Union Studies.
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Barnabás Vajda

Barnabás Vajda’s two major fields of research interest are post-1945 history (including the Cold War, and Radio Free Europe)...
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Benny Christensen

Benny Christensen graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1974, holding a BA in English and an MA in History.
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Besnik Emini

Besnik Emini was born in Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia. He graduated history in 2002 in the Department of History...
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Bjorn Matsen

Bjorn Matsen is a teacher of history and geography at an upper secondary school in the Copenhagen area. He is also a textbook writer.
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Blandine Smilansky

Blandine Smilansky works as an educator for the House of European History, a museum under the auspices of the European Parliament...
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Bojana Dujkovic-Blagojevic

Bojana Dujkovic-Blagojevic graduated from Department of History at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Banja Luka...
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Chara Makriyianni

Dr Chara Makriyianni was born in Famagusta, Cyprus. She is a founding member, former president (2006-2011)...
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Chris Rowe

Chris Rowe, born in 1941 near Liverpool, studied History in Liverpool, London, Vienna and at Brown University...
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Danute Grinfelde

Danute Grinfelde holds a MA in History from the University of Latvia, in 2004, and has worked as a teacher of history and social studies...
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Dean Smart

Dean Smart is a teacher trainer at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK.
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Donika Xhemajli

Donika Xhemajli was born in Prishtina, Kosovo in 1970. She finished primary and secondary school in Prishtina and finished her studies in 1992.
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Dzintra Liepina

Dzintra Liepina is a representative of the History Teachers Association of Latvia, and a teacher of History and Social Sciences.
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Edin Radušić

Dr. Edin Radušić is associate professor at the History Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo.
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Edin Veladzic

Edin Veladzic graduated from the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy at Sarajevo University...
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Elise Storck

Elise Storck received her doctorate in History from the University of Leiden.
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Emina Zivkovic

Emina Zivkovic, was born on 13.03.1970. Education: Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade, History Department.
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Erwin Capitain

Erwin Capitain (the Netherlands) studied Business Economics and has made his career in the financial industry.
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Eyal Naveh

Prof. Eyal Naveh is a full professor of History and History Education.
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Fatmiroshe Xhemalaj (Shehaj)

Fatmiroshe Xhemalaj (Shehaj) is an expert on history and EUROCLIO (Paneuropean HTA) Ambassador.
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Hanna Toikkanen

Hanna Toikkanen graduated from the University of Tampere in 2006 with a Master’s degree in International Relations.
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Harri Beobide

Harri Beobide graduated from the University of Deusto in Modern History.
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Helen Snelson

Helen Snelson is Chair of the UK Historical Association’s Secondary Committee, a Chartered History Teacher...
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Huub Kurstjens

]Huub Kurstjens was a teacher of History and Geography for almost twenty years at different schools for secondary education.
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Huub Oattes

Huub Oattes (1955) was a Board member (Communications Officer, Vice-President) between 2005-2010.
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Hrvoje Klasić

Dr Hrvoje Klasić is an assistant professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb.
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Iljo Trajkovski

Iljo Trajkovski is a History teacher from Macedonia and member of the History Teachers Association of Macedonia.
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Ineke Veldhuis-Meester

Ineke Veldhuis-Meester stood at the threshold of EUROCLIO in 1993. From the start she has been part of the Historiana Learning Team...
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Iryna Kostyuk

Iryna Kostyuk is a guidance counsellor and teacher’s trainer in Lviv Regional Institute...
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Jacek Staniszewski

Jacek Staniszewski is senior researcher in the Educational Research Institute (IBE) in Warsaw.
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Jelka Razpotnik

Jelka Razpotnik has been a history teacher at Gymnasium Šentvid in Ljubljana for 13 years.
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Jonathan Even-Zohar

Jonathan Even-Zohar (1982) is a trained historian (MA Leiden University) with a broad view on history and heritage education...
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Kiti Jurica-Korda

Kiti Jurica-Korda was born in Dubrovnik where she completed her primary and secondary education.
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Klaus Bjerre

]Klaus Bjerre graduated from Århus Universitet (University of Aarhus) 1976 in social sciences and history.
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Ljiljana Nedovic

Ljiljana Nedovic graduated from the Department for History, on the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
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Lóa Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir

Lóa Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir (Iceland) graduated from the University of Iceland...
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Manuela Carvalho

Manuela Carvalho holds a degree in History from the University of Coimbra and a MA in Sciences of Education by the University of Minho.
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Mare Oja

Mare Oja has been working at Tallinn University as a lecturer of History Didactics since 2004.
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Maria Laura Marescalchi

Maria Laura Marescalchi graduated in Philosophy at the University of Bologna in 1985...
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Marjan de Groot-Reuvekamp

Marjan de Groot-Reuvekamp (the Netherlands) works since 2006 as a teacher trainer for History...
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Martin Liepach

Martin Liepach is a teacher at a Gymnasium and lecturer at the History Department of the Goethe University in Frankfurt.
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Maureen Cooney

During her professional career, up to 2007, Maureen Cooney was a teacher of History and Irish to secondary school students...
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Melisa Forić Plasto

Melisa Forić Plasto was born in Sarajevo in 1980. She finished undergraduate and master degree in history...
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Milena Dimova Platnikova

Milena Dimova Platnikova has been a History teacher at the Geo Milev English Language School in Burgas since 1985.
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Miloš Vukanović

Miloš Vukanović graduated in History at the History Department at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Montenegro.
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Mire Mladenovski

Mire Mladenovski has been working as a primary school teacher since 1992.
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Mustafa Ozturk

Mustafa Ozturk is an Assistant Professor in the Social Studies Department of the Education Faculty of Erciyes University...
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Nana Tsikhistavi

Nana Tsikhistavi has worked in various universities since 1990, including Montpellier and numerous Georgian Universities,...
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Nayla Hamadeh

Nayla Hamadeh holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology and an MA in Educational Foundations and Policy Studies.
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Patrick Barker

Patrick Barker is an instructor at the United States’ largest community college...
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Polina Verbytska

Polina Verbytska has been a secondary school history teacher for 12 years and is currently professor of History Chair...
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Robert Stradling

Dr. Robert Stradling is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Blueprint Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh...
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Semih Aktekin

Semih Aktekin (Turkey) graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Ankara University...
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Sergiu Musteaţă

Sergiu Musteaţă is a historian from the Republic of Moldova, working at the History and Geography Faculty of „Ion Creanga”...
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Tamara Eidelman

Tamara Eidelman was born in Moscow in 1958, where she graduated from the History department of Moscow University in 1981.
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Sinéad Fitzsimons

Sinéad Fitzsimons is currently a research officer in Curriculum and Development at the University of Cambridge.
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Súsanna Margrét Gestsdóttir

Súsanna Margrét Gestsdóttir is a vice principal at Ármúli Secondary College in Reykjavík...
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Thomas Notz

Thomas Notz received an MA of History from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zurich in 1990.
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Vassiliki Sakka

Vassiliki Sakka has a degree in History and Archaeology and a Master of Arts in History Didactics from the University of Athens.
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Yosanne Vella

Yosanne Vella is an Associate Professor at the University of Malta and the History and Social Studies coordinator of the Faculty of Education.
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Yulia Kushnereva

Yulia Kushnereva is a history and civics teacher working in a Moscow gymnasium since 1989.
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