Article by European Cultural Foundation, Netherlands 

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 precisely developed 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 multi-perspectivity 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. They will 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). The conversation will be hosted in zoom. In order to access the zoom link, you need to register by filling out this FORM.