Jacek Staniszewski is senior researcher in the Educational Research Institute in Warsaw. He graduated in History at the University in Gdansk. He is especially interested in using ICT skills during the history teaching process. For the past few years Jacek Staniszewski has been one of the authors or co-authors of didactic tools for teachers that the Institute prepares. He is co-founder of The Good Education Association that runs several schools across Poland.
Miguel Barros has worked as a history teacher and a teacher trainer for nearly 30 years. Since 2013 he is the Chairman of the Board for the Portugal Association for History Teachers. He has written several history textbooks that are used in Portugal. Besides history, he also has an university degree in international relations and defence and in urbanistics.
Ulrich Bongertmann works in Rostock as a lecturer for history teachers and since 2012 he is the Chairman of the Board at the German Association for History Teachers. He has a university degree from Münster in history, in Latin and in philosophy. He has written several history textbooks and digital study materials.
Vootele Hansen is an Estonian politician and geographer. Hansen graduated from the Department of Geography of the University of Tartu in 1985. From 1985-1990 he worked at the Institute of Applied Geography and from 1990-1992 at the Tallinn University of Technology. He was a member of parliament from 1995-2003. In 1994–1995 he was Minister of the Environment in Andres Tarand’s cabinet. Hansen is the member of the supervisory board of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mission Centre and the chairman of the management board of the Estonian Institute of Human Rights.
Kristen Meadows works as a pedagogue in the Centre for Holocaust and Religious Research in Norway, where she lectures about thelife of Norwegian Jews in the World War II to the Norwegian students. She has been involved in writing several online study materials related to minority research and she is a lecturer for several different courses.
Zsolt Vodli teaches history, social history, hungarian language and literature, ethics and media studies in the city of Sopron in Hungary. He is the representative of the Hungarian Association of History Teachers to Euroclio. One of his specialties is teaching "on site", which means that he organises several study visits to Central and Western European countries to visit places of relevant historic events.
Madis Somelar is the Head of the Department of Education in Tallinn Secondary School of Science and the Chairman of the Board in Estonian History and Civic Teachers Association.
Vassiliki Sakka has been a high school history teacher since 1985 and a teacher trainer since 1999. Since 2012 she has worked in the county of Messenia in Greece as an inspector and a consultant for history and language teachers. She has authored many history textbooks, books about teaching history and several didactic books as well. She has been a Member of Board at Euroclio and from 2010 to 2012 Chairwoman of the Board. Right now she works as an ambassador for the organisation.
Luis Horillo is a history and geography teacher in Cervantes high school, where he is also responsible for the bilingual study programme. Since 2016 he is the Vice President of the Spanish Association for History and Geography Teachers. He has participated in organising several international Euroclio conferences. He has a university degree in history from the Madrid Autonoma university and he is currently working his PhD.
Sonata Džiavečkaitė on ajaloo- ja ühiskonnaõpetuse õpetaja ja Leedu ajalooõpetajate seltsi liige. Ta õpetab Vilniuses gümnaasiumiõpilasi, tegeleb aktiivselt õppematerjalide loomisega ning korraldab ja viib läbi ajalooõpetajatele mõeldud seminare.
Ineke Veldhuis-Meester has worked as a high school history teacher and supervised the teacher training in Groningen University for 18 years. She has worked with Euroclio since the creation of the organisation in 1993, where she has worked in the area of innovative and multiperspective study solutions. She is one of the creators of the Netherlands' national exam in history. After retiring she has worked as an expert of education in history and as an advisor in the European Comission and Euroclio.
Valerio Bernardi is a high school history and philosophy teacher from Italy. He is also a professor of anthropology in the University of Basilicata in Matera. He has a university degree in philosophy, in history teaching and in culture anthropology. He works together with the Italian Ministry of Education on the topic of civic activism and is a member of editorial board of an online newspaper Novecento.org
Simona Stankutė on ajalooõpetaja Vilniuse Jonas Basanaviciuse nimelises progümnaasiumis. Samuti on ta koostanud 5.-6. klassile töövihikuid ja harjutusi. Simona korraldab ka ajalooõpetajate seminare ning esineb konverentsidel.
The Congress brings together representatives of the history and civic studies from Estonia and around Europe with a purpose to support the increase in awareness regarding human rights and on the other hand, support the higher valuing of human rights; to support both methodological and substantial cooperation between Estonian and European history teachers; to support increase in awareness of the history of the interwar period in European countries (including the evolution of human rights); to strengthen the civil society and its core
values in Estonia. The main focus of the congress is to increase the awareness in European history teachers regarding fundamental rights during the interwar period and also encourage methodical cooperation and in order to strengthen the civil society and its core values (human rights for example) in Estonia and Europe. History and civic studies teachers, teachers of another subjects, museum pedagogs, students, university lecturers and future teachers and representatives from almost all European countries are expected.
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Justice Madis Somelar, Chairman of the Board (Estonian History and Civic Teachers Association)
(Chairman of the Board at the Estonian Institute of Human Rights) “October revolution and human rights”
Jacek Staniszewski (Poola) “Interwar period in Eastern- Europe. Narratives from the Polish history teaching”
Niina Väntänen (Finland) “Lapua movement and Mäntsälä rebellion”
Evelin Tamm (Estonia) “Estonian women’s suffrage 100”
Going to parallel sessions
Introducing virtual exhibition “Human rights in soviet society”
Madis Päts and Madis Somelar “Estonian Provisional Government 25.02.1918”