What is CLIOHnet2 ?



A net catches, filters and connects.

CLIOHnet2 does all this...and more.

CLIOHnet2 is the daughter Network of CLIOHnet (2001-2004) and CLIOHnet-DISS. It is the European History Network.

CLIOHnet's name stood for "Creating Links and Innovative Overviews to Enhance Historical Perspective in European Culture".
CLIOHnet2's name stands for "Consolidating Links and Innovative Overviews for a New History Agenda for a Growing Europe".

CLIOHnet2 goes beyond earlier discoveries about the diversified world of European History as it is studied, taught and researched. Its objective is to consolidate a new kind of excellence, building on our experience of pan-European collaboration.
Today excellence in European History means understanding how the various national views have formed, in what cultural and political context, and being able to relate critically both to one's own history and to that of other European citizens. Excellence also means a strong link between learning/teaching and research.

CLIOHnet2 is an Erasmus-Socrates Thematic Network. Its overall objectives are to establish and consolidate new approaches and standards for History teaching and learning at all levels. This goal is closely connected with the challenges and the opportunities created by the expansion of the European Union and its necessarily ever greater role in world events. CLIOHnet 2 builds on and responds to the context determined by the acceleration of the Bologna and Lisbon processes in their various articulations. Its members believe that a critically founded supranational view of History -- the ways in which it is conceptualised, researched, studied and learned -- constitutes one of the most important arms against racism, xenophobia and civil conflict. History constitutes one of the key fields where international understanding can be ensured -- or negated -- and cohesive citizenship can be guaranteed -- or shattered.

CLIOHnet2's immediate target groups are first of all students, teachers and other higher education stakeholders in member and candidate EU countries. Its ultimate target is the European citizenry in general and particularly its young people. The broader context of operations of the Network makes it possible to involve other continents as well, through the Network's associated partners in SEE countries, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

CLIOHnet2 maintains a website, holds Plenary Meetings and National meetings in all partner countries; it promotes the formation of national working groups and websites; it has Task Forces devoted to particular aspects of its general concerns and it designates ad hoc Commissions to deal with emerging tasks. It promotes on-line and on-paper publication of books and other materials suitable for disseminating its results. It makes available learning/teaching materials and reference materials for designing programmes and course units. It encourages multi-cultural and multi-lingual learning, teaching and research capabilities. It collaborates with, promotes and organises other Networks and Networks of Networks, including Tuning Educational Structures in Europe, Tuning Latin America, Tuning in Russia, in Georgia and in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Archipelago of Humanistic Arts and Sciences and its sister Sixth Framework Network of Excellence, CLIOHRES.net.





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