In this project we will develop, test and implement an online tool to learn about European history and heritage, tailor made for use in secondary education. The tool will consist of a freely accessible data-base with educational material that is searchable by theme, period and location and is presented in teaching units for one lesson. The material will be designed in such a way, that it is complementary to the history, heritage and geography education curricula and motivates a new generation to learn about Europe. Unique about the tool will be the option to make inter- and intra-state comparisons and see European history and heritage from multiple perspectives.
This tool will make young people aware of the current impact of Europe on their personal lives. The European perspective helps us not only to look at our own past through the eyes of the “other”, but also to understand differences in order to overcome divisions, and to transform history into a workshop of cross-cultural dialogue that examines multiple interpretations of the past instead of one “correct” version of history.
The tool will be allow educators to access wealth of material, see the national history in its European context, make comparison and see parallels. The project will promote the use of ICT in secondary education and the creative and innovative use of maps, audiovisual material and interactive sources. The material will be accessible for everybody with an internet connection via the fast fiber connected play-out co-locations of Digital Film Center BV EU.
The involvement of experts from Edinburgh University, Erasmus University and the Georg Eckert Institute will ensure the high quality of the educational material. The project results will be implemented in most European countries with help of several European wide umbrella organisations connecting more than 200 museum, teacher and heritage associations.
In addition, a grant by the Open Society Foundation provided professional training opportunities for history, heritage and citizenship educators who work in Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or the Ukraine. These countries are excluded from the Lifelong Learning Programme and are amongst the countries that have least opportunities despite their common problems (including the lack of appropriate educational tools to educate culturally diverse classrooms). Participants in/of the training were invited to join the Historiana programme in which an educational online tool on history and heritage from a European perspective was developed.
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On setting up a sustainable network:
Erfgoed Nederland (Netherlands Institute of Heritage)
University of Edinburgh
Centre for Historical Culture at the Erasmus University Rotterdam
Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
NE-MO Network of European Museums Organisations
Europa Nostra - The pan-European Federation for Heritage
EUSTORY - History Network for Young Europeans
EUROGEO - European Network of Geography Teachers’ Association
Digital Film Center Europe BV
International Institute of Social History
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Imperial War Museum
UK National Archives
Center Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe
Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EuroClio Executive Director
Steven Stegers, EuroClio Project Coordinator
Dagmar Kusa, former EuroClio Project Coordinator
Astrid Weij, Cees Hageman (Netherlands Institute for Heritage)
Robert Stradling (University of Edinburgh)
Bogdan Murgescu, Gabriele Woidelko (EUSTORY)
Laurie Neale, Sneska Quaedvlieg-Milhailovic (Europa Nostra)
Margharita Sani, Mechtild Krönenberg (NE-MO)
Harry Rogge, Karl Donert (EUROGEO)
Dr. Maria Grever (Centre for Historical Culture)
Dr. Robert Maiaer (Georg Eckert Institute)
Floris Kolvenbach (Digital Film Center Europe BV)
Elma Hasimbegovic, Lars Mueller, Sylvia Semmet, Marína Zavacká, Yosanne Vella, Robert Stradling, Dzintra Liepina, Mire Mladenovski, David Parra, Hanna Kokkonen, Lóa Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir, Maria Georgiou, Marzia Gigli, Neil McLennan, Nicolas Smague, Joanna Wojdan, Eleni Kanava, Chris Rowe, Maja Micudova.