An Integrative Approach towards the History of Migration
Within the Discovering Diversity project a methodology has been developed that helps history and civic teachers to connect the individual history of students to the local and larger history of migration in the Euro-Med region. The idea behind this methodology has been that discovering the different layers of community history will lead to the discovery of multiple facets of identity, empower communities, and give tools to history and civics educators to teach complex issues through a process of personal discovery and reflection. The project has been a unique international collaboration by historians and history educators from Denmark, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Morocco, and the Netherlands. This project is part of EuroClio's Historiana initiative.
Main objective: developing an easily accessible method for history and civic teachers to have access to learning materials for connecting the individual history of the students to the local and grand narrative of migration in the region. To promote social cohesion in the Euro-med region by promoting mutual understanding, tolerance and intercultural dialogue and by combating stereotyping and xenophobia.
The format of the material developed in this project is going to be integrated in the Historiana website to take full advantage of the option to compare and contrast case studies. One of the added values of the inclusion of material on this website, is that the project results are part of a long term dissemination and visibility strategy, thereby reaching new and bigger audiences.
Steven Stegers, EuroClio Senior Manager
Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EuroClio Executive Director
Maria Kazamiaki (EuroClio, the Netherlands/Greece) & Mounir Dadi (Dadi Advies, the Netherlands/Algeria)
Editor in Chief:
Robert Stradling (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Dzintra Liepina (Latvian History Teachers Association), Floris Kolvenbach (Digital Film Center Europe BV), Robert Maier (Georg Eckert Institute), Joke van der Leeuw-Roord (EuroClio), Mire Mladenovski (History Teachers Association of Macedonia), Yosanna Vella (History Teachers Association of Malta)
Agnete Holt Anderson (Danish History Teachers Association), Annemarie Cottaar, Benny Christensen (Danish History Teachers Association), Elarbi Imad (Moroccan Center for Civic Education), Elma Hasimbegovic (EuroClio-HIP), Ineke Veldhuis-Meester (Dutch History Teachers Association), Marina Zavacka (Slovak Institute of History), Marta Kucner (House of Peace, Poland), Semih Aktekin (History Educators Association in Turkey), Sylvia Semmet (German History Teachers Association)