Open Position: Senior Advisor in human rights/citizenship education for The European Wergeland Centre

Isa Rodenhuis Opportunities , ,

 

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) aims to strengthen their newly established Section for Civil Society and Teacher Education. The section is responsible for support to democratic development and strengthening human rights through work with education institutions. It provides a range of projects and initiatives aimed at higher education institutions, teacher training centers, NGOs and other key actors to promote democracy, human rights and inclusion in formal and non-formal education. They are now seeking a qualified Senior Advisor in a permanent position to join their international team.

 

Tasks/responsibilities:

  • To strengthen EWC programming in education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural education.
  • To contribute to the strategic development of the section, in particular in the field of teacher education.
  • To manage EWCs’ education projects in close cooperation with partners and EWC colleagues.
  • To provide expertise and advice on teacher education (initial teacher education and/or ongoing professional development) to the Council of Europe, education authorities and other key stakeholders in the field.
  • To be responsible for the development of project proposals, in cooperation with key stakeholders including education authorities, NGOs, and relevant EWC staff.
  • To work closely and liaise with donors and explore new funding opportunities.
  • To represent EWC at external meetings, events, and sector relevant groups, including delivering presentations/briefings.
  • The position will require some international travel and will report to the Head of Section for Civil Society and Teacher Education.

 

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Higher university degree in a related discipline, at master’s level or equivalent.
  • Professional experience and expertise in teacher education, initial and/or in-service teacher education, including international experience (minimum of 8 years).
  • Solid experience in project management, including financial management.
  • Solid experience in human rights education and/or citizenship education.
  • Experience from working with Norwegian and international donors.
  • Experience in conceptualisation and implementation of training courses is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Norwegian is required (oral and written).
  • Commitment to EWCs’ vision, mission, and values.
  • Valid work permit

 

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Flexible and creative.
  • Attention to detail
  • Goal oriented with the ability to work independently.

 

What do we offer?

  • Enriching and meaningful work in an international dynamic team.
  • Positive and exiting work environment.
  • Possibilities for professional development.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Good pension agreement and insurance benefits
  • Office space in the city centre of Oslo (next to the Central Station).
  • Salary based on experience and qualification.

We welcome applications from qualified people from all sections of the community in our desire to reflect diversity.

Please submit your letter of interest and CV, both in English, via Finn no later than 5 May 2021.
Note that applications sent per email or post will not be considered.

Here is the link to the offical call.

Call for entries: Medea Awards 2021

For more than 13 years, the MEDEA Awards has been encouraging innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics, and animation) in education. These annual awards recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources and bring to the forefront those producers, designers and teaching staff who provide such inspiration to the entire educational community, particularly in Europe.

The MEDEA Awards were launched in November 2007 and from 2015 onwards, the MEDEA Awards have been supported by the Media & Learning Association. Learn more about the history, aims and participation guidelines here.

MEDEA Awards 2021 are now open again for all media that are produced in the higher education, continuing education, or training sectors, and that are aimed at all types of learners.

Read the official call and submit your entry.

Deadline: 31 May 2021.

Historiana: Winner of the Special Prize for European Collaboration in the creation of Educational Media

EuroClio's educational platform Historiana won the special prize for European Collaboration in the creation of Educational Media in 2012. Historiana is an online multimedia tool that offers teachers and students multi-perspective and comparative historical sources and learning activities: it represents a digital alternative to a European History textbook and promotes the acquisition of cross-border historical knowledge and the development of critical thinking. Learn more about the benefits of the platform for educators and Cultural Heritage Institutes here.

What the judges said

Historiana is an educational website that offers young people free access to quality education materials on history and heritage from a global perspective. The quality of the content provided is very good, the learning objectives are clear and properly addressed.

An interesting initiative, it is aesthetically well designed and user friendly, and presents a holistic critical perspective about historical facts and social consequences. 

It is easy to use and has structured guidance questions that work as a table of contents for every subject.

Since then, a lot has been improved on Historiana: new features were added, new tools, many Source Collections and eLearning Activities. At the moment, Historiana provides access to:

  • 50+ source collections
  • 5 multistranded timelines
  • 14 variety of viewpoints
  • 50 eLearning Activities
  • 100 learning activities
  • 3 modules centered around key moments.

Find out more about why Historiana won the prize here - and have a look at how the platform used to look like by watching this video MEDEA Prize Winner 2012: Historiana - Your Portal To The Past

House of European History: Online Sessions for Teachers

EuroClio Opportunities

The House of European History is organizing two very interesting events:

- How to teach Media Literacy to your classroom

Online info session for teachers - Fake (F)or Real: a History of forgery and falsification

Temporary exhibition at the House of European History running until 31st of October 2021: the exhibition places the concept of ‘’Fake’’ as a common thread throughout history. This information session will provide you with ready-to-use exercises in order to successfully teach Media Literacy to students aged 12 to 18.

Language: English, Dutch or French according to the date

Date and Time

1st session:

  • Thursday, May 6th, 2021 17:00 -18:30 in English
  • Thursday, May 6th, 2021 – 17:00 – 18:30 – in French
  • Tuesday, May 18th 2021 –17.00 -18.30 –in Dutch

2nd session:

  • Thursday, October 7th, 2021 – 17:00-18:30 – in English
  • Thursday, October 7th, 2021 – 17:00-18:30 – in French
  • Thursday, October 7th, 2021 – 17:00-18:30 – in Dutch

Registration: The event is free and will be online, but registration is requested. Please register here.

Learn more about the event here

- The House of European History, a place for learning

Online info session for teachers

The aim of this session is to raise awareness of the influential role that history plays in understanding today's world. Do you wonder how to use the thematic learning resources to create your lesson plans, or are you looking for new tools to teach your students about Europe? During the event, there will be a presentation of the thematic resources that the museum offers for students aged 12 to 18.

Language: English, Dutch or French according to the date

Date and Time

1st session:

  • Monday, May 10th 2021 – 17:00 - 18:00 – in Dutch
  • Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 – 17:00 – 18:00 – in French
  • Monday, May 17th, 2021 17:00 -18:00 in English

 2nd session:

  • Monday, October 11th, 2021 – 17:00 - 18:00 – in Dutch
  • Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 – 17:00 -18:00 – in French
  • Thursday, October 14th, 2021 – 17:00 -18:00 in English

Registration: The event is free and will be online, but registration is requested. Please register here.

Find out more about the event here

Call for Papers: Television and Education

Giulia Verdini Opportunities

How can we look back on television’s long-standing contributions to education in Europe? How can we ‘read’ these historical contributions through the transnational lens of European television? Last, but not least, how can we work towards a future where new television technologies are opened up for learning and education, and digitized historical content can be used both in education and in the formation of teachers and practitioners?

 

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture welcomes contributions about the roles of television technologies in education - they can take the form of articles and video essays.

Contributions are encouraged from authors with different expertise and interests in media studies, television broadcasting, media literacy, archival studies, from researchers to television professionals, to educators, archivists and preservationists. 

  • Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2021 (max. 500 words)
  • Deadline for papers: 1 September 2021 (3000-6000 words)

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 10 May 2021.

Proposals and inquiries about the issue can be sent to journal@euscreen.eu.

For more information, please check the complete call for papers at the VIEW website.

Did you know that our project In Europe Schools originates from Dutch broadcasting company VPRO’s TV series called “In Europe”, which was dealing with modern European history? The series turned out to be a source of inspiration for history teachers: they explicitly asked for educational resources based on the series. In Europe Schools made toolkits on difficult history, migration, climate change and gender equality. Learn more about the project and the way it contributes to European integration

Call for Papers: The Environmental Crisis and Education

Andreas Holtberget Opportunities

CALL FOR PAPERS by the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research

The Environmental Crisis and Education
Online | August 23-27, 2021

This year’s conference will explore questions and topics related to education in the face of the
environmental crisis. GEI invites submission of original contributions that draw upon current
theories and innovative methods, in a range of contexts, to illuminate the different aspects and
challenges facing education for sustainable development, particularly in the most severely affected regions.

You can find the complete call for papers and information about the application at the GEI website

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 15, 2021.

Call for Expression of Interest: Observatory on History Teaching in Europe

Giulia Verdini Opportunities

The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe is launching a call of expression of interests for 11 positions on its Scientific Advisory Council (SAC). In November 2020, the Observatory was established as an Enlarged Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe with the purpose to collect and make available factual information on how history is taught in all participating countries.

The SAC is mandated to ensure the academic, scientific, and methodological quality of the Observatory's work. This call is addressed to experts on history teaching, practitioners as well as academic historians, who wish to be considered for membership of the SAC.

For full information on the role, required competencies and application procedures, please consult the Call for Expression of Interest.

Candidates can submit their applications in English or French by completing the online Application Form; clarifications on the applications procedure can be requested at the following address: OHTE@coe.int.

The deadline for application is 5 April 2021 at 13:00 (CET).

You can find the official call on COE's website.

 

Open Position: Project Management Trainee for Contested Histories project

Alicia Rijlaarsdam Opportunities ,

The Contested Histories team is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated trainee to support case study research, project management, fundraising, administration, mapping, and outreach on the Contested Histories project. Due to the current health and safety regulations of the Netherlands, this is a remote position which may become in-person at the EuroClio office in The Hague if restrictions loosen. 

The IHJR's project Contested Histories is a multi-year initiative intended to address controversies over statues, memorials, street names and other representations of disputed historical legacies in public spaces. The objective of the Contested Histories project is to provide decision-makers, policy planners, educators, and other stakeholders with a set of case studies, best practices and guidelines for addressing historical contestations in an effective and responsible manner. For more information on the Contested Histories project, click here.  

Trainee Responsibilities

In this role, you will work with the Contested Histories Project Manager, Research Coordinator, and team of professional volunteers to ensure the timely and high-quality delivery of the project outputs: 

Case Study Research

  • Revise and edit existing case studies in preparation for publication
  • Condense long-from papers into case studies
  • Write articles or other pieces for publication 
  • Map potential external reviewers and coordinate review
  • Support the development of research & editorial policy guidelines

Project Management & Fundraising

  • Support fundraising activities and the writing of grant applications
  • Support the development of the Academic Committee
  • Coordinate agendas and minutes for meetings, lead discussions during meetings
  • Support the oversight of micro-interns and professional volunteers as necessary
  • Develop promotional materials
  • Support events management for the Contested Histories: Onsite project

Administration

  • Support the maintenance and tracking of research (including contracts)
  • Support participation in mission-relevant panel discussions and events
  • Support the GDPR officer with the organisation of internal documents 

Global Mapping of Cases

  • Monitor media and check Google alerts inbox for mission-relevant news & case updates
  • Support the cleaning of qualitative data for use in the database 
  • Fill out rubrics and Instagram templates for existing cases 
  • Support the development of an ArcGIS platform
  • Identify key players in the field (organisations, journalists, academics) and in related fields such as law, memory, or international relations

Outreach

  • Monitor & engage on mission-relevant topics on the Contested Histories Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Assist with website development and content
  • Develop concept note for a Contested Histories podcast series

Trainee Qualifications

The ideal candidate would…

  • Be in their final stages of their undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a Master’s or PhD programme with outstanding academic achievement, preferably in the area of history, international relations, or related fields
  • Be fluent in English, additional language comprehension is a plus
  • Have proven project management and academic research (writing and/or editing) skills in English
  • Have some knowledge of WordPress, Canva, ArcGIS, and data-cleaning is an asset
  • Have genuine interest in issues related to contested historical legacies
  • Be flexible and a dedicated team-player 

Please apply by Monday March 22 2021 at 9:00 CET to grace@euroclio.eu with a CV and Motivation Letter outlining your skills, experience, and interest. 

This is a role for a maximum of 6 months, starting 1 April 2021 and ending 31 October 2021. However, if a suitable candidate is not found in time for this starting date, the deadline will be extended and more candidates considered. 

Final Conference: Remembrance Education for Thinking Critically

Giulia Verdini Opportunities

The three-day conference is part of the RETHINK project and will discuss the meaning of Remembrance Education and how to bring it to the classroom.

As the aim of the project is to support inclusive education by shedding light on the historical significance of polarised identities and providing educators with tools to combat intolerance and challenge prejudices, with this final conference we want to promote the project results towards educational institutions and other learning providers, policymakers and stakeholders at European level.

 

Dates and sessions’ content:

2 March 2021 (10AM-1PM CET)

  • What is Rethink? (Clément Bardoux, France Education International – Coordinator Rethink Project)
  • Presentation of the Rethink database (Morgane Knepper – Mémorial de la Shoah)
  • Launch of the Rethink Network (Isabelle Diependaele – Kazerne Dossin)
  • Never Again is Now Again: Historical Persistence of Collective Violence and Critical Thinking in Remembrance Education (Nena Močnik – PhD)

 

3 March 2021 (4PM-6PM CET)

  • Connecting to session 1 (Isabelle Diependaele – Kazerne Dossin)
  • The case of bringing Remembrance Education to the class room (Wouter Sinaeve)
  • Presentation Rethink Teachers’ Guide and E-learning platform (Alice Modena – EuroClio, Alessia Valenti – CESIE)

 

4 March 2021 (10AM-1PM CET)

  • Connecting to session 2 (Isabelle Diependaele – Kazerne Dossin)
  • Introduction of the panel: Remembrance education in practice: Voices from different fields (Alice Modena & Catherine Savitsky – EuroClio)
  • How can we present a difficult past in a way that it is meaningful today? (Prof. Dariusz Stola)
  • How to bring Theory into Practice? (Maarten Van Alstein – PhD)
  • Remembrance education – The role of public authorities (Jean-Philippe Restoueix)
  • Presentation of Rethink’s policy recommendations (Isabelle Diependaele – Kazerne Dossin)

More information

For additional information on the project and more details about the conference, visit RETHINK's website.

Call for Applications: Member of the EuroClio Board

Then, we encourage you to apply to become a Member of the EuroClio Board. To apply, please read carefully this document, and fill in the form that you can find at this link by Thursday 25 February at 13:00 CET.

The EuroClio Board

As a member-driven organization, EuroClio is led by a General Assembly, an elected international Board of volunteers (governance experts and history educators) and run by a professional Secretariat. The Board acts as a Supervisory Board, tasked with the overall responsibility for governing the organisation and to ensure wide and successful implementation of its core mission.

The Board supervises the work of the Director, who manages the Secretariat. The Board and Secretariat work together in a Finance and a Membership Committee and meet at least 3 times a year.

Board roles include:

  • Fundraising beyond the “traditional” public (at present mainly EU) grants;
  • Working with the Secretariat and members to develop and deliver our vision;
  • A supervisory role overseeing the Secretariat in a monitoring and accountability role;
  • Maintaining member relations and building individual membership.

The EuroClio Board is composed of 5 members, who are elected for a period of 3 years, with the possibility to be re-elected once. On 10 April 2021, current EuroClio President Riitta Mikkola will terminate her second mandate, and a new Board Member will be elected by the General Assembly.

What are we looking for

We are looking for Members of the EuroClio Board that are:

  • Practicing History Educators with a special interest in promoting critical and historical thinking skills;
  • Experienced in the governance of local history teachers’ associations;
  • Committed to the promotion of EuroClio’s Mission and Vision as expressed in the EuroClio Manifesto;
  • Interested in contributing to steer EuroClio’s activities and strategies in the coming years;
  • Able to join regular online and in person meetings, for a minimum of three in person meetings per year (under regular conditions);
  • Able to represent EuroClio at national and international events;
  • Additional governance or fundraising experience is an asset.

However, please do not be afraid to apply even if you do not tick all the boxes. EuroClio is first and foremost interested into education, and we will be glad to help you learn more about the Association’s governance and the work of the Board.

What do we offer to Board Members?

  • The possibility to participate in international Board Meetings, including visits to EuroClio Members and Partners Across Europe;
  • The possibility to participate in the EuroClio Annual Conference throughout the mandate as a Board Member;
  • A view of how are EuroClio activities and strategies established and managed;
  • The possibility to steer EuroClio toward the future;
  • The possibility to join one of the Board Committee, gaining specific experience on (1) finances, (2) members and policy management, (3) fundraising.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the Board Application form that you can find at this link by Thursday 25 February at 13:00 CET.

In the form, you are asked to touch upon:

  • Your biography;
  • How you would contribute to EuroClio’s work;
  • Your relevant fields of expertise, including in governance.

The Selection Process

Board Members are selected by the General Assembly. In 2021, the selection process will follow these steps:

  • The EuroClio Secretariat will collect applications until Thursday 25 February at 13:00 CET;
  • Applicants will be contacted by the Secretariat should any follow up information be needed, by Friday 05 March;
  • Relevant information on the applicants (biography and motivation) will be published in the official documents of the General Assembly, on Wednesday 10 March;
  • The voting procedures will take place during the General Assembly, which will take place online on Saturday 10 April, starting from 14:00 CET. We will elect ONE Board Member;
  • The newly elected board member will be invited to join the first Board Meeting, which will take place in the week following the General Assembly (12-18 April).

More information

For additional information on the EuroClio Board, visit the EuroClio website. For more information on the application procedure, reach out to Alice Modena at alice@euroclio.eu. For more information on the role and responsibilities of a Board Member, reach out to Board President Riitta Mikkola at riitta.mikkola@nic.fi.

The Pilecki Project

Instytut Pileckiego wishes to announce the launch of “The Pilecki Project” - a new educational initiative about Witold Pilecki. He volunteered to infiltrate Auschwitz, where he witnessed and reported on the beginnings of the Holocaust. His reports from the camp reached the Allies in London. After escaping from Auschwitz and surviving the war, Pilecki went on to fight against the communist takeover of Poland.

The Pilecki Project was created by the Pilecki Institute in cooperation with the Polish National Foundation.

The participants of the Pilecki Project will have the opportunity to:

  • explore the story of Witold Pilecki and the events that shaped him
  • learn or improve their digital skills by working on their original videos, animations or podcasts
  • practice cooperation, dialogue, planning and systematic implementation of tasks
  • analyze different types of sources and learn to utilize the newly gained information.

Who can take part in the project?

High school, college and university students from the United States and Canada. Gather a group of friends to start a Pilecki Team, with which you will embark on the Pilecki Project adventure. You can also choose to work alone. Underaged participants will be required to submit a declaration signed by their parents or legal guardians.

What is the main task?

The final result of the project will be your original digital piece, created in the form of your choosing:

  • video
  • animation
  • podcast

Sign up on the website: https://instytutpileckiego.pl/pl/wydarzenia/the-pilecki-project

Deadline: 9 February 2021