The Project

Why RETHINK?

Recent events and terrorist attacks in Europe have exposed divisions within our societies, and in particular a growing tendency to think in terms of “us” and “them”. Against this background, memorial institutions and democracy-building NGOs have designed programmes that promote tolerance and respect towards diversity, while developing media literacy and critical thinking skills. 

The RETHINK project (Remembrance Education for THINKing critically) aims to facilitate the dissemination of these programmes. We believe that remembrance education, in linking past and present, sheds valuable light on the historical significance of polarised identities, offers insight into European history, and tools to combat intolerance. Because it illuminates both the origins and devastating consequences of exclusion and prejudice, RETHINK is uniquely suited to the present moment.

 

Who are we?

Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, RETHINK gathers 6 partners in the field of formal and informal education:

  • The CIEP, a Centre for Education Studies affiliated with the French Ministry of Education
  • Euroclio, a European Association of History Educators
  • CESIE, a European Centre of Studies and Initiatives
  • Three memorial institutions:
    • the Living History Forum (Sweden);
    • Kazerne Dossin (Belgium);
    • the Shoah Memorial (France);

Our Objectives

Our main goal is to support inclusive education by providing educators with innovative tools to challenge prejudices, deepen students’ understanding of phenomena such as polarisation and identity, develop their media literacy and critical thinking skills.

Project Timeline

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September 2018

Delivery of a searchable database collecting the educational approaches that foster inclusion and respect towards diversity and are implemented by memorial institutions and democracy-building NGOs

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July 2019

A consortium of experts will select some of the practices stored on the database as effective models to be adapted across contexts and countries

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April 2020

Delivery of e-learning platform with innovative pedagogical material based on remembrance education programmes and adapted to the classroom environment

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November 2020

Creation of a new network for memorial institutions and NGOs working in the field of remembrance education and democracy-building

Project Timeline

E

September 2018

Delivery of a searchable database collecting the educational approaches that foster inclusion and respect towards diversity and are implemented by memorial institutions and democracy-building NGOs

E

July 2019

A consortium of experts will select some of the practices stored on the database as effective models to be adapted across contexts and countries

E

April 2020

Delivery of e-learning platform with innovative pedagogical material based on remembrance education programmes and adapted to the classroom environment

E

November 2020

Creation of a new network for memorial institutions and NGOs working in the field of remembrance education and democracy-building

What’s in it for me?

Are you a school teacher, an educator or a student? Do you work for a memorial or a museum?
Or are you a member of the public interested in our work?

Discover what RETHINK can do for you