NEPC, the Network of Education Policy Centers, and EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, is organizing a joint event under the title Teaching History for Democratic Citizenship: How does History Education Contribute to Social Cohesion and Respect for Diversity Today? which will be held on 31 January 2014 from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm at the European Parliament in Brussels (ASP 1G2). The event will be hosted by Members of the European Parliament Ms Malika Benarab-Attou (France, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance) and Mr Oleg Valjalo (Croatia, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats).
NEPC, EUROCLIO and their partners, the Danish History Teachers Association, the Latvian Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS and Orava Association for Democratic Citizenship in Slovakia, will present interim results of the European project Making History Work for Tolerance: A Research-Based Strategy to Reduce the Intolerant Usage of History Teaching in the EU. The presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for history education in nowadays society, with a focus on the risks of political manipulation of the topic in certain contexts.
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