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Partner event: How can Europe Help the Balkans Consume its History?

18 Dec 2017 (09:00 - 17:00)
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Adults, Schools
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It is often said that Winston Churchill believed that “the Balkans produces more history than it can consume.” Besides the fact that this quote is incorrectly attributed to him, and that it was originally made in reference to Crete, it nevertheless resonates very well with all those involved in the promotion of responsible history education in this region.

On 18 December 2017 EUROCLIO is organizing a one-day conference on How Can Europe Help the Balkans Consume its History? , hosted by the House of European History in Brussels. This day event will be organised by the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO) and the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe (CDRSEE), in partnership with the International Students of History Association (ISHA).

The conference envisages lively debates with selected international guests reflecting the most pressing issues and challenges related to history education in the region. We expect to have thoughtful conversations about the reality of teaching sensitive history and the needs of the teachers which are faced with such a challenge. The discussions will be based on new research that was presented in the joint position paper on how to deal with the 1990s Yugoslav Wars in the classroom and the collected evidence base with needs for educational transformation.

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