EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators
Riouwstraat 139, The Hague, Netherlands
EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, established in 1992, supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education as a way to promote critical thinking, mutual respect, peace, stability and democracy. The Association advocates a sound use of history and heritage education towards the building and deepening of democratic societies, connecting professionals across boundaries of countries, ethnicities, and religions. It seeks to enhance the quality of history and citizenship education through capacity building for educators and producing and implementing innovative teaching tools. EUROCLIO has been able to define and pragmatically refine a methodology building on the practical work it carried out. Its approach is process-oriented and believes in reinforcing professional talents as fundamental resources for innovation and change. In 2014, EUROCLIO represents 68 independent and volunteer history, heritage, and citizenship educators’ associations and related institutes from 45 mostly European countries and reaches out to a network of at least 25.000 history, heritage, and citizenship educators, who work with up to five million students and pupils per year.
The Association works on preventing abuse of history by promoting respect for diversity, human rights, intercultural dialogue and collaboration between stakeholders. It stimulates the transfer of reliable academic historical knowledge and innovative educational theory and inspires methodological discourse to the school and training institute levels, and the development of history and citizenship curricula, teaching tools and assessment procedures. In order to achieve these goals EUROCLIO utilizes knowledge and experience transfer through peer-learning, exchange of expertise, and a system of expert, peer, and student reviewing.
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