First EFREC Conference

The inaugural conference of the European Forum for Reconciliation and Cooperation in History and Social Sciences Education took place on 26 and 27 April 2022.

Representatives of state and civic initiatives in the field of education-related reconciliation and revision activities from Europe, Africa and Asia discussed their experiences and shared their perspectives on the following topics:

  • Which conflictual topics can be defined for work on curricula and textbooks, in direct relation to violent conflict, in post-conflict societies and in relatively stable, peaceful societies?
  • Which forms of results have proved particularly advantageous for which specific constellations of bilateral and multilateral work on textbooks, or have results met with criticism from those involved?
  • Which organisational forms have been chosen for which specific projects related to bilateral and multilateral work on textbooks and curricula reform? Do specialist commissions supported by national governments cooperate with civil initiatives or are they in conflict?
  • What kind of digital infrastructure would be expedient for sustainable curricular and textbook revision in Europe? Would it be worthwhile and desirable to include an archive of international projects and results in our digital infrastructure?

Conference programme (PDF)

Conference report (PDF)

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