A deep understanding of the elementary, vital and ephemeral situation of humanity on earth characterises the work of Anselm Kiefer. We have chosen one of his pictures from the circle ?Fl Celan? as device for the work of the CHE-network. We are aware that Civic and History Education is a long term programme demanding strong input while the outcome remains uncertain. The quality of future coherence in social and political life requests teachers who are able to unfold the contradictions in global development today, relate them to the unsolved conflicts of the past and design paths of solution.