Learning Through Research

"Learning Through Research" is the common underlying concept of all EUSTORY competitions. Every year, young Europeans from EUSTORY member countries set out on the trails of history, tracking numerous themes.

Students interview contemporary witnesses, use family sources such as letters, diaries and photographs, search for original material in archives or visit the scenes of historical events. They thus examine and consider history from different perspectives and draw their own conclusions. They liberate themselves from prejudices and develop the ability to think critically. In that way, they lay the foundations for active participation in society.


EUSTORY Competitions - Award Ceremonies & Topics

Below you find the topics of the current competitions of EUSTORY members and, if available, the date of their award ceremony. Click on the name of the country to learn more.

  • Belarus:
    "Behind the Scenes: From the History of the Family to the History of the Community" (2017/2018)
  • Belgium:
    No competition in 2018
  • Bulgaria:
    "Childhood in History" (2018/2019)
  • Czech Republic:
    "Places, Personalities, Events - What Made History in the 19th and 20th Century?“ (2018/2019)
  • Denmark:
    "My City" (2018/2019)
  • Estonia:
    "Freedom" (2018/2019)
  • Finland:
    No competition in 2018
  • France:
    "Peace After the First World War in France, Germany and Europe. Memories and Heritage of a Global Conflict" (2018/2019)
  • Germany:
    "Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning" (2018/2019)
  • Ireland:
    Free choice of focus topic | Award Ceremony: late May 2018
  • Israel:
    Free choice of focus topic (2018/2019)
  • Italy:
    "The Great War" (2017/2018)
  • Latvia:
    "Surprising Latvia" (2018/2019)
  • Norway:
    "My Family in the Light of History"
  • Poland:
    "The Peers of Independence" (2018)
  • Portugal:
    "Heritage" (in cooperation with the Spanish competition) | Award Ceremony: 26 October 2018
  • Romania:
    No competition in 2018
  • Russia:
    "Man in History – Russia in the 20th Century” (2018/2019)
  • Serbia:
    No competition in 2018
  • Slovak Republic:
    "Velvet Revolution Through the Eyes of Living Witnesses" (2018/2019)
  • Slovenia:
    "Our Borders in a Century of Changes" (2018/2019)
  • Spain:
    "Heritage" (in cooperation with the Portuguese competition) | Award Ceremony: 26 October 2018
  • Sweden:
    No competition in 2018
  • Switzerland:
    "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move"(2017/2019)
  • Ukraine:
    "History of My Community – Past for a Common Future" (2017/2018)
  • Wales:
    "My Heritage"| Award Ceremony: 6 July 2018