didacta is the largest education trade fair in Europe and will take place this year in Cologne from 19 to 23 February. More than 800 exhibitors from approximately 40 countries are expected to take part in this year’s fair, which anticipates visitors numbers of around 100,000 (source: Koelnmesse GmbH). The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research will be there too: in Hall 8, Stand A53. The GEI is also involved in a number of events.


Awards ceremony for ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’
Tuesday 19 February 2019
Forum didacta aktuell, Hall 8, Stand B051
GEI, Didacta Verband e.V. and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)
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Schul-Cloud: Ausblicke 2019
(School-Cloud: 2019 Outlook)

Wednesday 20 February 2019
from 11:45 to 12:30
Forum didacta DIGITAL in Hall 6, Stand B59
Dr Annekatrin Bock (GEI) and Prof. Christoph Meinel (Hasso-Plattner-Institut)
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Gegen Klischees in Schulbüchern
(Ridding textbooks of clichés)

Wednesday 20 February 2019
fron 14:00 to 14:45
im Forum didacta aktuell in Hall 8, Stand B51
Prof. Riem Spielhaus (GEI) and Christoph Pienkoß (Verband Bildungsmedien e.V.)
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Unterricht mit der HPI Schul-Cloud: Praxisbeispiele im Überblick
(Teaching with the HPI school cloud: An overview of practical examples)

Wednesday 20 February 2019
from 15:00 to 16:00 Uhr
in Hall 6, Stand C050 and D051
Dr Annekatrin Bock (GEI)
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"Europa - Unsere Geschichte" - ein neues Geschichtsbuch kommt in die Schule
(‘Europe – Our History’ – a new history book is introduced to schools)

Thursday 21 February 2019
from 11:00 to 12:30
in Congress Centrum Nord, Conference room H
GEI and Eduversum GmbH
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The GEI stand at didacta:
Hall 8, Stand A53