History that Connects

About the Project

In the 1990s, the wars in the countries of Former Yugoslavia disrupted life in the region immensely. After peace agreements were signed, communication and mutual understanding between the different societies had to be rebuilt. How to teach history became a formidable challenge. 

EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, took on this challenge in 2003 and embarked on a joint project with history educators from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. This was the start of the History that Connects program. The program aims to improve history education in the Western Balkans in such a way that it furthers peace, democracy, tolerance and critical thinking. 

Educators in the region work together towards developing inclusive and multi-perspective materials on the sensitive history of the region. The development of the material can be understood as an intense competencies-building course and be used as the basis for an alternative approach for national curricula. The program helps build the capacity of national History Teacher Associations in the region as active civil society organizations. It enhances their professionalism and strengthens their sustainability.


April 24, 2019 (last update 09-10-2019)