Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, Historian, Founding President, former Director and currently Special Advisor of EUROCLIO, The European Association of History Educators and former Secretary General of the Brussels Platform for Lifelong Learning. Currently she is Board Member of the Europeana Initiative and Member of the ET 2020 Working Group on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. She is an international expert on innovative and trans-national history, heritage and citizenship education. In that capacity she has initiated and coordinated a multitude of national and trans-national capacity building projects in most European countries, but also beyond, amongst others working in Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, South Korea, and Turkey. She operates as consultant for the UNESCO, OSCE, Council of Europe and the European Union and published widely on questions related to responsible and innovative approaches to inclusive history, citizenship and heritage.
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