First annual Forum for History Education held in Belgrade

First annual Forum for History Education “Sites of Memories: Learning spaces for democracy” held in Belgrade today.Tobias Flessenkemper, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade welcomed the participants and underlined that Belgrade is one of the European cities where history can be felt at almost every corner. The participants of the conference will have the opportunity to explore sites of memories in Belgrade through four routes: the Belgrade Fortress, the Ottomans and Jews in heritages and controversial history and monuments and the Old Fair Ground .

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Education on the cultural heritage of Serbia

Cultural heritage education in Serbia was the topic of the conference that was organised by Education for the 21st Century, as a part of the European Heritage Days, on September 9th and 10th at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. The conference participants were teachers from Serbia, and the event was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Office of the Council of Europe in Belgrade, the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, the Institute for the Advancement of Education and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade.

BELGRADE ADVENTURE

We are implementing the BELGRADE ADVENTURE project in cooperation with the XIV Belgrade Gymnasium and the Georgije Ostrogorski Student Association with the support of various institutions of the City of Belgrade. The project started with the realization in December 2019 and has been going on continuously since then. Different cultural and artistic heritage of Belgrade is presented on our website.

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Remembering Hilda Dajč Foundation

On 8.05. University Library  Svetozar Markovic hosted a ceremony marking two dates: 80 years since the young student and volunteer Hilda Dajc died in the Staro Sajmiste concentration camp, and 100 years since her birth. On that occasion, the "Memory of Hilda Dajc" award was given in two categories: the youth award for civic responsibility and social awareness was given to the Center for Youth Integration for the programme "Drop in shelter.
The award for exceptional contribution to the culture of memory was given to the Historical Archive of Belgrade for its work on the Jewish digital collection.

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Challenges of History Teaching in Europe

Challenges of history teaching in Europe have been the main topic of the international workshop held in Belgrade on 10 and 11 March 2022. The workshop was organized by the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade and the NGO Education for the 21st century, in the framework of the Month of Francophonie. The event was supported by the recently established Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (OHTE), an Enlarged Partial Agreement within the Council of Europe with a mission to promote quality education with the aim to enhance democratic culture. Serbia was one of the 17 founding states of the Observatory.

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EuroClio 28th Annual Conference

The annual EuroClio conference has been held this year in Italy from 28-1. May. Part of the conference was organized in Bologna, and two days were in Ferrara (Friday and Saturday). This year as well, Education for the 21st Century was actively participated in the conference, in the workshop dedicated to the Contested Histories project.

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Learning to Disagree

A skilled team of 14 history educators has developed, as part of this project, 15 sets of content that enable students and educators to have dialogue, debates and discussions on contested issues. Each set of contents provides information on the issues at stake, the historical context, a variety of viewpoints, and questions that made students think.

These sets of content focus on four different themes:

  • People on the Move
  • Surviving Under Pressure
  • Contested Cultural Heritage

All these sets of content are available on Historiana.eu, in the Historical Content section. To further help teachers using these resources, the Learning to Disagree team has developed dedicated lesson plans, which are available on Historiana.eu in the Teaching and Learning section.

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