Nowadays it is very important for new generations to know the events and historical facts that play a key role in the evolution of the European history.
The House of European History is a Friend of eTwinning that aims to initiate learning on transnational perspectives across Europe and to become the leading museum about transnational phenomena which have shaped our continent. It connects and compares shared experiences and their diverse interpretations.
By exhibiting and collecting the history of European integration and its foundation, the museum preserves shared and dividing memories.
The learning team of the House of European History has developed thematic online resources for educators and students to connect the teaching of European history to our contemporary world.
The learning resources are designed and produced in such a way as to address to a wide variety of teachers working across different subject areas such as history, cultural studies, citizenship, sociology, media and geography. The elements within individual sections are flexible, allowing teachers to pick and choose according to their preferences. The learning resources exist in the 24 official languages of the European Union.
Furthermore, they offer a series of on site activities for teachers and students such as guided visits and workshops in four European languages: French, English, Dutch or German.
“History comes alive when we can touch it, hear it, even smell it. This is exactly what we do with our hands-on workshops.”
The House of European History and eTwinning have built a strong relationship of collaboration over the past few years.
As part of the eTwinning Spring campaign 2019, The House of European History ran an Online Seminar focused on the activities related to Participatory Democracy.
They also participated in the eTwinning Annual Conference 2019: Where Education Meets Democracy that took place in Mandelieu-la-Napoule in October where Laurence Bragard led the workshop: “Participatory democracy at The House of European History”.
The House of European History is a forum for learning, reflection and debate, open to audiences of all generations and backgrounds. The primary mission is to enhance understanding of European history in all its complexity and to encourage the exchange of ideas.