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Developing a culture of co-operation through teaching and learning history


 Developing a culture of co-operation through teaching and learning history is a history-teaching project of the Council of Europe in Cyprus and being implemented in collaboration with the AHDR during the period 2012 to 2014.


The projects aims to  raise awareness on teaching and learning history, in its complexity in the context of cultural diversity and globalisation based on multiperspectivity, with a view of overcoming stereotypes and prejudices and strengthening reconciliation processes as reflected in Recommendation CM/Rec (2011)6 on Intercultural dialogue and the image of the other in history teaching, adopted by the CoE Committee of Ministers in June 2011.


The kick off seminar of the new project in collaboration with the CoE took place on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2012 at the Home for Cooperation. 


Subsequent training workshops took place on November 30th and December 1st 2012, 19th and 20th April 2013 and 11th & 12th October 2013 , and focused on key topic areas such as diversity and gender issues.


The Council of Europe returned to Cyprus with an innovative workshop on Friday 13 March & Saturday 14 March 2015 at the Home for Cooperation. Entitled “The use of visual sources: arts, films, videos, cartoons.   We received record attendance and were especially appreciative of the attendance of some many inspiring young students. 

The Council of Europe will be back in the Autumn of 2015 for the next workshop, which will focus on  the teaching of history in the digital age..definitely not to be missed!




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