Speakers

Joke van der Leeuw-Roord

Founding President and Executive Director of EUROCLIO - The European Association of History Educators

Ms van der Leeuw-Roord works as a consultant for the Council of Europe, UNESCO, OSCE, International Alert and EU. She is Vice-President of the Advisory Board of the Georg Eckert Institute in Germany and member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Historical Culture at Rotterdam Erasmus University. She worked from 1972 till 1993 as a history teacher, teacher trainer and advisor. As a leading expert on history education, innovative methodology and trans-national history, she has initiated and coordinated a multitude of national and trans-national projects in fm. Yugoslavian countries, fm. Soviet states, Cyprus and Turkey. She is the author of numerous publications on history and history education and has been decorated in 2009 by the Dutch Queen as Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau. Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, Founding President and Executive Director of The European Association of History Educators received her degree in history at Groningen University in the Netherlands.