As a result of a 2012 agreement between Mr. Zoltán Balog, Hungarian Minister of Human Resources and Dr. Claudia Schmied, Austrian Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, KulturKontakt Austria organised an international conference on the centenary of the First World War, between the 20th and 22nd of March 2014.

Colleagues of the Hungarian Institute for Educational research and Development Balázs FEHÉRPATAKY, Lucia KÁKONYI, László KOJANITZ and Márta Mária SZABÓ participated. The aim of the conference was to reinterpret teaching about WW1, and to create a transnational approach through the national perspectives. Expert historians from Austria, Hungary and from former monarchy states arrived to share their points of view. Welcome addresses were delivered by Ms. Johanna Rachinger, director general of the Austrian National Library, Mr. Zoltán Maruzsa, the Hungarian deputy secretary of state for higher education and Ms. Martina Maschke, Austrian Minister of Education and Women’s Affairs. The keynote speaker was Mr. Jay Winter from Yale University, who had recently published a book on the very same topic as that of the conference. Plenary sessions included the topics of the memory of WW1 in Central-European countries, and presentation of best practices of transnational history projects. During the workshops, participants discussed the teaching of WW1 in history classes and the national memory about the First World War. Furthermore, the conference provided methodological support materials and new digital learning materials for the participants.


Student Voice - Workshop for Partner Schools

The first workshop organized for the partner schools was held on 7th March 2017 at EKU- HIERD (Eszterházy Károly University Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development) covered the following topic: Student voice and the student-focused learning.
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Student Voice project meeting - Dublin

The second Student Voice project meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland on 18-19th January with the participation of the five partner institutions from Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, Slovenia, and The Netherlands. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare evaluation tools at national and transnational level and plan further steps of the project.
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ERASMUS+ Student Voice – The Bridge to Learning has launched

Representatives of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD) Lucia Kákonyi, manager of the Student Voice – The Bridge to Learning project in Hungary, and Gábor Rózsa, IT expert, took part in the first project partnership meeting of the ERASMUS+ Student Voice project which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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Study visit to the USC Shoah Foundation

On the last week of November two representatives of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD), József Kaposi (director general) and Zoltán Pompor (deputy director general) will visit the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles.
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Visit of Norwegian delegation at the HIERD

The Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD) had the pleasure to host seven members of the staff of the Malakoff School in Moss, Norway on the 26th of October 2016 who came to learn more about the Hungarian educational system and the local Eco-School Network.
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