Kiev, Minsk, Chisinau, Tbilisi - in the summer of 2018, these capitals clearly demonstrated how valuable the examination of local and family history by young people can be for societies in Eastern Europe.
One hundred years after the end of the First World War, this year's EUSTORY Next Generation Summit focuses on war and peace in Europe. Prize winners and alumni of national history competitions from 25 European countries will come together in November in Berlin to investigate ways of cross-border understanding.
In a time of tense political relations, some of the most active and experienced history competition tutors from Russia and Germany met in Berlin on 25 June for an exchange about their activities in the competitions.
On 6 July 2018, the prizewinners of the Welsh history competition received their awards at the Glyntaff Upper Campus of the University of South Wales in Pontypridd. About 5,400 young people participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.
On 22 June 2018, the winners of the 13th Slovak History Competition were awarded at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava. Under the topic "Fragility of Liberty” 64 participants handed in 37 entries. Most of them were group works.
On Friday, 22 June 2018, the award ceremony for the first Georgian history competition took place at the “Writer’s House” in Tbilisi. The fin-de-siècle building formed a suitable setting for the ceremony which was attended by around 70 participants and tutors.
At the invitation of the German Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, the fourth binational Franco-German EUSTORY competition on the topic "First World War" ended with an award ceremony on 18 June 2018 in Paris.
On 16 June 2018, the award ceremony of the Ukrainian history competition took place in the National Museum of History in Kiev. 288 teams with more than 1,000 young people aged between 14 and 18 years from different regions of Ukraine submitted their entries on the topic: »(Hi)story of my Community: The Past for a Common Future.«
On 14 June 2018, the award ceremony for the Belarusian history competition 2017/2018 took place in Minsk. Winners and organisers gathered in the former house and studio of the sculptor Said Azgur, which now houses a museum dedicated to the artist and his work.