Community Conversation: In Europe Schools
Friday, 26 February 2021
14:00 – 15:30 CET
Catching history in the act, that is what the project In Europe Schools is all about. It sounds like the project you wanted to be involved in during your own school years. Producing your own documentary and then discuss your video with students from a school on the other side of Europe. Dutch broadcasting company VPRO teamed up with Euroclio – the European Association of History Educators – and developed precisely this.
The project is a one of kind European exchange project in which secondary school students film their recent history, and research and compare themes like difficult histories, climate change and migration. The project aims to approach the teaching and learning of modern European history from a transnational perspective, encouraging multiperspectivity with participating schools and their students. In Europe Schools also stimulates international cooperation and networking between teachers and pupils. Schools coming from more than 30 different countries have already joined the project.
We discuss the project, the upsides, the tough parts, the role of Corona-lockdowns and why there are no pan European history books yet with project lead Odette Toeset (VPRO) and project manager Eugenie Khatschatrian (EuroClio). Robin de Bruin of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) will comment on our discussion. He is one of the authors of The Unfinished History of European Integration.
The conversation will be hosted in zoom. In order to access the zoom link, we ask you to register by filling out this FORM.