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" (2019/2020)
  • Belgium:
    No competition in 2020
  • Bulgaria:
    "Family History and Vicissitudes of Time" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 6 June 2020
  • Czech Republic:
    "Places, Personalities, Events - What Made History in the 19th and 20th Century?“ (2018/2019)
  • Denmark:
    "Crossing Borders, Stretching Limits" (2019/2020) | Award Ceremony 22 March 2020 cancelled to help prevent the spread of coronavirus
  • Estonia:
    "Estonia in the World, the World in Estonia" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 15 May 2020
  • Finland:
    No competition in 2020
  • France:
    "Peace After the First World War in France, Germany and Europe. Memories and Heritage of a Global Conflict" (2018/2019)
  • Georgia:
    "Migration - Restarting Life From Scratch" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 15 June 2020
  • Germany:
    Topic announcement for 2020/2021 on 1 September 2020
  • Ireland:
    Free choice of focus topic (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 30 April 2020 cancelled to help prevent the spread of coronavirus
  • Israel:
    Free choice of focus topic (2019/2020)
  • Italy:
    "Total War and the Desire to Live" (2019/2020)
  • Latvia:
    "Here Could Be a Museum" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 29 May 2020
  • Moldova:
    "Discovering Local Heroes" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 22-23 May 2020
  • Norway:
    "My Family in the Light of History" (2019/2020)
  • Poland:
    "The Peers of Independence" (2018)
  • Portugal:
    "Political Transitions" (2019/2020) (in cooperation with the Spanish competition)
  • Romania:
    No competition in 2020
  • Russia:
    "Man in History – Russia in the 20th Century” (2019/2020) | Award Ceremony 28 April 2020 cancelled to help prevent the spread of coronavirus
  • Serbia:
    No competition in 2020
  • Slovak Republic:
    "Wayward Shrines - Silent Witnesses to Local History" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 19 June 2020
  • Slovenia:
    No competition in 2020
  • Spain:
    "Political Transitions" (2019/2020) (in cooperation with the Portuguese competition)
  • Sweden:
    No competition in 2020
  • Switzerland:
    "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move"(2019/2021)
  • Ukraine:
    "Soviet Past: Rethinking Everyday Life" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 16 May 2020
  • Wales:
    "My Heritage" (2019/2020) | Award ceremony 20 November 2020