Back Call for ideas and projects for the European Innovation Days in History Education

HISTOLAB is looking for the next big thing in history education, spotlighting and supporting original and innovative ideas on how to develop this field of education from teachers, students, practitioners, academics, researchers, junior researchers, teachers in training, museologist etc.
Call for ideas and projects for the European Innovation Days in History Education

HISTOLAB is a joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe that focuses on the potential for evolution in history education, and shines a light on innovative initiatives in research, academia, and teaching practices. It embraces the need for transformation in education practices and will explore how new tools, teaching strategies and/or approaches can improve, rather than impede, progress in this field.

The European Innovation Days in History Education will bring together teachers and other practitioners such as, academics, researchers, junior professionals, as well as students all in the field of history education to engage with one another on ideas previously submitted through this open call, or by attending the side events organised by the HISTOLAB partner organisations. The HISTOLAB project is implemented in all 46 Council of Europe member states but applications from other countries are also welcome.

If your idea or project is chosen for the event, you will be invited to participate in the Innovation Days that are set to take place over the course of three days during 8, 9, 10 March 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.

The following are suggested areas to which the ideas could pertain.

  • Innovation in teaching practices
  • Increased and creative use of technology in history teaching
  • New thematic focuses in the history curriculum (such as environmental history to better understand phenomena that are associated with climate change, for instance)
  • Bridging the gap between the state of play in academic research on history education and how history is taught in classrooms
  • Innovation in teacher training courses, how could teachers be encouraged to continuously develop their skills throughout their careers?

Please submit your idea or project to the following email address: [email protected]

All questions shall be exclusively addressed to the above email address

The deadline for submission of the application form is 10 January 2023.

For more information on who can submit their ideas and projects, as well as the format to do so, please consult the documents below:

Strasbourg, France 10 November 2022
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“Transnational History Education and Co-operation Laboratory – HISTOLAB” is a Joint Project of the European Union and Council of Europe aiming to bring together innovative ideas on history education. It has a budget of 1.1 M € and is implemented from May 2022 until April 2024.

The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe and HISTOLAB are complementary and connected projects that cover an extensive set of priorities centred on quality history education and the importance it yields for future generations. HISTOLAB covers the 46 member states of the Council of Europe.

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