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Welcome to CHE – The research network for civic and history education in Europe (2010-2012)

This is the website of the Lifelong Learning project “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 on Structures and Standards of Initial Training for History Teachers in Europe”


The project is supported by the European Commission in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme KA 1 (Studies and Comparative Research), the ERSTE Foundation and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.


It is co-ordinated by the Department for Didactics of History, Social Studies and Civic Education at the University of Vienna, Austria.


The project aims at producing a comparative study on tenets, structures and standards of initial training for teachers in the subjects political/civic education, social/cultural studies and history in Europe. More than 30 European countries from East and West, North and South contribute to this project.


Contributors to the project: Council of Europe, Euroclio, Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbooks Research, research institutes and experts from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.


Please find more information about participants in ‘CHE – the research network for civic and history education in Europe’, the aims of the project, the results of the previous studies on initial teacher education in Europe (ITT-History) including publications and information for teacher trainees and students in civic and history education.


For all questions concerning the project please contact the coordinator of the project, Alois Ecker ( or the members of the project team.


* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.



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