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The 27th EuroClio Annual Conference 'Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom' is now underway! 

Our first ever online Annual Conference kicked off on Saturday 31st October with a keynote lecture by Maarten van Alstein of the Flemish Peace Institute conceptualising the school as a "laboratory for democracy" where students can learn to disagree. The Conference will continue until 29 November. Detailed information about the (daily!) panels, lectures and workshops can be found in our calendar overview.

Is it still possible to join Conference sessions?

Yes! While the regular online registrations have now closed, there are two remaining routes to joining us online:  
  1. All individual members benefit from free access to all Annual Conference sessions!  Sign up online from €20 and confirm your sessions by emailing Djoera Otter at Please note that this process may take a couple of days. We encourage everyone to sign up a few days prior to any workshop they wish to attend. 
  2. Interested in a single session only? Email to check availability. A few select sessions are free of charge, with the majority available for €15. 
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Statement on the murder of Samuel Paty

The assassination of French history and geography teacher Samuel Paty on 16 October in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine leaves us with feelings of sadness and revulsion. We first and foremost express our sincerest condolences to his family, his students and his colleagues. We strongly condemn this murder. Our thoughts and solidarity also go to our friends at the APHG - Association des Professeurs d'histoire-géographie, our French Member Association. 

Read EuroClio's full statement on the murder of our French colleague ->

News from the Learning to Disagree project

Our Annual Conference is also the final training of the Learning to Disagree project and the Conference will feature several sessions presenting lesson plans and "Variety of Viewpoints" developed through this highly topical project.

The Learning to Disagree project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. 

Online Learning to Disagree training in Italy

The project Learning to Disagree was presented in Italy during a National Training organized in cooperation with the Chair of History Education of the University of Bari (Apulia region). The training took place as a cycle of three webinars held in July and focused on strategies to implement learning in times of a pandemic. Video lessons and materials have been published in Italian on Historia Ludens. Read more ->

Offline Learning to Disagree training in Hungary

The project Learning to Disagree was presented in Hungary during a National Training organized at the University of Miskolc at the faculty of Arts and Humanities. The training was held by Zsolt Vódli, core member of the Learning to Disagree team and board member of the Hungarian History Teachers’ Association. Read more ->

We are delighted to share the Teachers' Guide, which was developed within the framework of  the Learning to Disagree project. It has been produced to support the teaching and assessment of dialogue, debate and discussion in the classroom where the subject matter may be sensitive and controversial. The Guide is divided in three parts: Contextualisation, the Teaching Guide and the Assessment Guide. 

Some of the workshops at our Annual Conference explore the teaching strategies discussed in the Guide, such as People on the Move or Leaders in times of turmoil. Want to see them in practice? Join EuroClio as an individual member and get free access to all Conference sessions! 
Learning to Disagree lesson plans presented at the Annual Conference

10 November: People on the Move: the Arrival of Migrants to Europe in 2015

This workshop will be based on the Lesson Plan on the arrival of migrants in Europe in the period 2015-2016, developed by Bistra Stoimenova and available on Historiana. In this lesson, using the method of the World Café, students explore diverse sources, find out information, exchange their opinions and discuss different points of view on migration in the recent years.

24 November: Moving Beyond Perceived Borders

This workshop is inspired by the Lesson Plan on the case of the Catalan referendum of 2017. In this lesson, students understand the variety of arguments that are used for and against secession, debating a complex topic. Students can conceive more general arguments for or against secession and how they reveal different perceptions of communities and borders, drawing upon ideas of culture, history, politics and economics.

16 November: Leaders in times of turmoil

How can leaders navigate between their obligations, being aware of the potential consequences of their actions, and remain loyal to their country? During this workshop, we will look into a Lesson Plan that tackles this very enquiry question. Developed by Juraj Varga and Zsolt Vodli, this lesson uses the teaching strategies of the silent placemat and of the four corners. See more on
EuroClio - European Association of History Educators supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education by promoting critical thinking, multi-perspectivity, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. Read more

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