Sports and Education
Football, the most favorite sport of Europe is now more than 150 years old and it has been an important witness of the 20th century history, so there is no wonder why EuroClio is willing to use sports history in the classroom. The history of local football clubs is a great way to build an European wide educational module which connects local sport history to European events and processes through history .
Aim of the Project
The project Football: a people’s history of Europe shows that football clubs all over Europe have their own local history but also operate on international level, it illuminates the relevance of local histories, memories and legacies as well as the connection between the local and the global. Football can teach students the knowledge needed it of local histories to really understand the global history because local and global history are interconnected with each other. By including football in history education, we can include cultural identities that are seen as not important into official school curricula. Six themes will form this project: gender, extremist, conflict, identity, diversity, migration and politics.
The kick-off meeting took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 23th of March 2016. It was the first time that all interested partners were together to discuss the framework and ideas of this projects. The partners, for now are: EuroClio, British Council/Big Ideas Company and the Anne Frank Foundation. In the near future we will find more partners and contacts for this project, set up more meetings and set up the first pilot event in cooperation with Eintracht Franfurt Museum.
“Homeland is a state of mind,” is one definition given by fifty young Europeans from 19 countries who discussed the meaning of home and homeland in the Polish city of Olsztyn. From 2 to 9 September 2015 they met for the Second Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue ‘Homeland reconsidered – new loyalties and redefined identities in Europe’. They set out on a hunt for traces to find answers on questions such as: How did experiences of flight and expulsion affect the concept of identity? Is nationality significant for people’s identity when borders are moved? By discussing their findings in the broader European context of their group, the participants explored concepts of local and regional identity.
Explore their results in the online exhibition Regionaleye.
Drs Wim Kratsborn introduces a new presentation about young people mental map. The presentation is about the To-Gatherland Festival 2022, where nine young people attempt to find their own identity. The festival is “a passion driven, interactive and musical lecture” (‘brainshop’) about the youth of today on future turning points. Drs Kratsborn will present his film and book ‘Hard to become who you are’ through knowledge, images, and music. The presentations will last 60, 90, or 180 minutes and are inspired by many well-known works. For more information, go to here, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On May 24th 2014 the Armenian association of history educators (AAHE) participated in the celebration of Europe Day at the Freedom Square in Yerevan. Prof. Haykaz Hovhannisyan (AAHE president and coordinator of the project), prof. Mkhitar Gabrielyan (AAHE Vice-President and coordinator of the project) and Karen Bayramyan (history educator and author in the project) presented the participants with the modules from Armenia on cultural heritage and identity. The event provided an opportunity to exchange experience with other projects supported by the EuroEast Culture programme who were there at the fair, and to introduce the project to a wider public. Especially visitors to the fair from outside Armenia were interested.