The project HEBB was a means to create a structural conversation among expert-practitioners from Europe and Northeast Asia who seek to develop and successfully implement cross-border history education resources, with a specific eye to the reconciliatory potential of history education. It is best characterized as a project which brought experienced editors and authors of cross-border history education resources together, challenged them to share their experiences in a structural way, as to identify best practice and document the approaches in a practical way so that they become transferable. The project did not produce an academic research output, but rather opened a discussion about process and approach among those that have similar experiences in dealing with complicated, sensitive and controversial history on the cross-border level. As editors or authors of such resources, they were not a neutral group of researchers, but themselves active stakeholders and certainly also can be seen as active civil society.
The project aimed to initiate a comprehensive knowledge sharing between Europe and Northeast Asia on the need, approach, impact and sustainability of cross-border history education resources, such as joint history textbooks, or online resources.