Draft report on historical memory in education and culture in the EU rejected by MEPs
In August 2013 was released MEP Marek Henryk Migalski (PL, ECR)’s draft report, to be presented in front of his colleagues of the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee for approval. The report was presenting an overview of last century’s historical milestones (totalitarianism, world wars) while enhancing the key role of education in understanding history and promoting historical truth, as well as the contribution of non-governmental organisations and the voluntary sector in that sense. Yet the draft document proved to be highly controversial (many MEPs questioned the usefulness of such a motion) and was rejected on 17 December 2013 by the CULT Committee, cancelling its examination by the Parliament plenary session in 2014. See also the Parliament’s study on “European historical memory: policies, challenges and perspectives” and EUROCLIO’s article.