Connecting Europe Through History

EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators

EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, was established as an iNGO in 1993 to defend and promote responsible history teaching as an essential subject in the education of young people[i].  The Association views history as the most important school subject for the political and civic development of young people. It is the most structured channel for developing historical awareness of societies, thus contributing to societal advancement in a constructive manner. History, however, has also been a subject open to negative interference; through propaganda and political indoctrination. No other school subject leads to such emotional debate in society, in politics and in the media. In the recent past, there are still many examples of how History can be misused for petty political objectives. EUROCLIO affirms that the past does not stop at national borders and that history education has a significant impact on how people look at the world around them. The Association propagates an approach to history education that smoothes out the ragged edges of nationalism and other ideologies, deconstructing historical myths and negative stereotypes putting traditional enemy-images into perspective. Moreover, EUROCLIO focuses on both diminishing tensions between countries and also tries to bring together different communities within countries by exploring the sometimes painful past through a safe environment and through a professionally guided and closely monitored process. In order to achieve these ambitions, school history demands responsible well-rounded professionals.


The Europaeum was founded in 1992 as an association of leading European universities, with a mission to:
Promote excellence in academic links in research and teaching collaboration between the Europaeum partners; Act as an open academic network linking the Europaeum partners and other bodies in the pursuit of study; Serve as a resource for the general support and promotion of European studies; Function independently in the search for new ideas; Provide opportunities for the joint pursuit of new pan-European initiatives; Serve as a high level 'think-tank' exploring new ideas and new roles for universities in the new Learning Age; Provide a 'pool of talent' to carry out research and inquiry into problems and questions confronting Europe today and tomorrow; Help train and educate future leaders for a new Europe. Europaeum programmes include research projects, annual conferences and student summer schools, lectures, joint teaching programmes, public debates, staff mobility schemes, linked scholarship schemes, and a developing knowledge platform.http://www.europaeum.orgweeblylink_new_window

International Students of History Association

 ISHA is the International Students of History Association, an organisation that aims to bring students of history together. We do this by organising events such as international seminars and an Annual Conference. 

During these events, history students from different countries and cultural backgrounds are able to discuss and reflect on different topics and themes in history. Our meetings combine academic and social activities. ISHA belives that international perspectives constitute an important part of every history student's education. 

Therefore, our aim is to provide the means for establishing and maintaining a network of undergraduates and graduates of historical science in many countries, and facilitating contact and cooperation on an international level. Learn more