Sharing European Histories

About the project

The past is often a source of conflicting interpretations rather than easy consensus. Still, historical identity is central to relations between states and people in the here and now. In our diverse European society, we cannot escape history when seeking to understand the present in our search for a common future.

Understanding European history, like other histories, involves a continuous process of construction and deconstruction, writing and rewriting. At the same time, as the history of the European continent is marked by constant movement of cultures and populations, diving into it might well offer insights into how people in Europe interacted and lived together in the past.

We believe that opening up a space to engage with the dissonant and often conflictual nature of European history is the first step in discovering common positions or overcoming divisions while acknowledging existing differences.

European histories are often seen as dividing the continent. With this project, a call for innovative ideas and projects should contribute to the understanding of young people regarding the complexity and multiplicity of European histories, and therefore better understand the continent itself.

Project Aims

  • Enable individuals and organisations to draft and realize their own ideas on innovative ways to deal with the teaching of European history.
  • Dissemination of innovative projects, resources or practices that help young people to understand the complexity and multiplicity of European history.
  • An accessible finalized project that can be easily adopted to any teacher/trainer’s approach.

Results so far

The first three teaching strategies are now available. You can donwnload themby clicking on the images below.

      

The strategies will be used for professional development workshops and translated in different languages/

Latest news

Sharing European Histories meets in The Hague

Veronika Budaiová Project Updates

In today’s diverse society, everyone has its own understanding or interpretation of historical events. The opening up of a space to engage with the dissonant and often conflictual nature of European history is the first step in discovering common positions or overcoming divisions while acknowledging these existing differences. The Sharing European Histories project core goal …

Call for trainers to give national trainings in Sharing European Histories

Veronika Budaiová Opportunities

Call for trainers to give national trainings in Sharing European Histories Do you believe it is important to teach history that goes beyond national narratives? Do you enjoy sharing experiences with colleagues from your country and giving workshops? Do you want to come to EuroClio’s Annual Conference in Serbia? Then we are looking for you! …