Experiencing European Diversity

Photo: Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer
Photo: Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer

Prize winners from all National EUSTORY History Competitions get the chance to participate in History Camps where they come face to face with varied interpretations of history. The critical confrontation with controversial aspects of European history is the basis of these EUSTORY Youth Encounters.

Dominant groups and minorities, winners and losers, victims and perpetrators - each tell a different history and each have the right to their own story.

Working with peers, these young Europeans learn to respect this diversity and to see themselves through the eyes of others. The result is openness, understanding and tolerance in relationship with others and foreigners. Themes discussed include "Conflicts - how do they arise and how can they be overcome?", "Foreign - Familiar. Relating with the known and unknown" or "Europe on the Move - History and Future of Borders and Identity".

Here you will find an overview of all EUSTORY Youth and Alumni Activities (pdf file).


Last History Camps

Homeland reconsidered

02 September - 09 September 2015 | Olsztyn, Poland

The Polish city of Olsztyn welcomed fifty young Europeans from 19 countries for the Second Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue “Homeland reconsidered – new loyalties and redefined identities in Europe”

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Europe on the Move

10 September - 17 September 2014 | Estonia and Russia

This first Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue in Estonia offered excursions and lectures as well as simulations, group discussions and meetings with experts.

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National Constitutions and European Democracies in Times of Crisis

28 August - 02 September 2014 | Oslo, Norway

23 participants met in Oslo in order to study democracies in their full spectrum.

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Tuscany 1944/2014

28 June - 06 July 2014 | Tuscany, Italy

A group of young German and Italian students met in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Tuscany for eight days of intensive digging into a dark chapter of the local German-Italian history: The German massacre at the end of World War II.

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Last Alumni Programs

War Children in Europe

01 April - 30 September 2015 | Berlin, Germany

From 6 - 12 August 2015, 20 young Europeans met at the History Camp in Berlin to exchange and deepen their national research they did from April to September 2015 about the fate of War Children in Europe.

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Europe 14|14

07 May - 11 May 2014 | Berlin, Germany

On the occasion of the centenary of World War One, about 90 EUSTORY alumni were among the 400 young people from more than 40 countries in Europe and North Africa who attended the event.

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Images of the Other

22 September - 29 September 2013 | Ronda, Spain

The Alumni Seminar took place in Ronda, Spain. During this week, the participants analysed the nature of stereotypes in European societies.

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The Desire For Freedom

27 January - 01 February 2013 | Berlin, Germany

15 young Europeans met to explore which democratic values matter in European reality and for themselves as citizens.

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