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Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines
(10/06/2014)

European history as a common heritage in the Old Continent: the Council of Europe launches on "Europe Day" the first inter-active e-book on "Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines".

At a time when many European countries are scaling down or threatening to cut the teaching of European history, the Council of Europe has developed a comprehensive pan-European tool that covers four main themes: the Impact of the Industrial Revolution; the Development of Education;  Human Rights as reflected in the History of Art; Europe and the World.

The Council of Europe fosters cultural diversity (for reference, 60th anniversary of the European Cultural Convention) and pays particular attention to post-conflict areas, working on the need to overcome stereotypes and to build a shared narrative, which includes different perspectives.

For example, within the "Shared Histories" project, teaching material on Cypriot history has been prepared by educators working across the divide for the first time: A Look at our Past.

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