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“The comparative study on “Structures and Standards of Initial Training for History Teachers in Europe” has brought a follow up in the current project on “Assessment, tutorial structures and initial teacher education of trainee students in the subjects “Political/Civic Education, “Social/Cultural Studies” and History in Europe – a comparative study“. Please visit the website of Che

Welcome to the website of the project on Structures and Standards of Initial Training for History Teachers in Europe


The project is supported by the European Commission in the framework of Socrates programmes 6.1.2 and 6.2 (general activities of observation, analysis and innovation).

It is co-ordinated by a team of experts of history didactics at the department of economic and social history of the University of Vienna, Austria.

The project aims at producing a comparative study on tenets, structures and standards of initial training for history teachers in Europe. More than 20 European countries from East and West, North and South contribute to this project.

Teacher Training is an investigation in the future of the European Society. History teaching plays an important role in acquiring historical consciousness and social skills at all levels of education.


Contributors to the project: Council of Europe, Euroclio, Research institutes in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, as well as experts from Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland.

Please find more information about the network of ITT.

Project coordinator: ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Alois Ecker, University of Vienna, Austria.

Contact: We would be happy to answer your questions about the project.

For all questions please contact Alois Ecker or the members of the project team.



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