In 2017, EuroClio organised the third regional summer school together with the Association of History Educators of Albania (ALBNA). The general theme for the Summer School was ‘Going Beyond Pride and Pain’. Recently in the Balkan region, history education is utilised to reflect the past achievements of the nation (pride), and stress the injustice inflicted upon the nation by others (pain). During the Summer School the aim was to develop a new look on one’s own history in the Balkan region.
With the summer school, EuroClio and the Association of History Educators of Albania (ALBNA) sought to provide transnational transfer of knowledge and experience. Through lectures, workshops, discussion groups and study visits, heritage/history educators, researchers and policy makers were stimulated to implement innovative teaching practices in their classroom and/or institute to work towards a framework for common approach for dealing with history. Participants improved their knowledge of cultures and got acquainted with new educational contents, services, and methods.