This meeting was convened to discuss the importance of history in promoting reconciliation between communities in Asia and Europe, with a particular focus on the role of history education. It brought together 12 participants from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and areas of expertise. Participants agreed on the importance of history as a reconciliation tool, as well as stressed that many aspects of history education needed to be examined, including teacher training, policy lobbying, financial support, and the involvement of neutral parties.
– How is history often presented according to the priorities of those writing it?
– How can history serve as a tool for reconciliation?
– How should history be taught in schools?