News

Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer
Jonas from Germany  | Photo: private
Jonas from Germany | Photo: private

At EUSTORY‘s youth encounters participants can find friends with whom they can exchange ideas about important questions of politics and identity. In an interview, EUSTORY Alumnus Jonas from Germany explains why this is important to him.

Initiative in Germany: Tomorrow´s History - Everyday Life in Times of Corona | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Initiative in Germany: "Tomorrow’s History - Everyday Life in Times of Corona" | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

The interest was huge: More than 1,500 children and young people handed in 1,120 contributions to “Tomorrow's History - Everyday Life in Times of Corona“. With this initiative the German History Competition together with “coronarchiv” wanted to encourage young people to actively shape the way how future generations might talk about the epidemiological threat of 2020.

Logo of the Ukrainian History Competition 2019/2020 | Photo: NOVA DOBA
Logo of the Ukrainian History Competition 2019/2020 | Photo: NOVA DOBA

Starting in September 2019, a total of 1,727 young people aged between 14 and 18 years got engaged in the competition dealing with the topic „Soviet Past – Rethinking the History“. Teamed up into research groups, pupils conducted 290 local studies of the Ukrainian Soviet past.

Reception of Estonian prizewinners 2019/2020 by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: The Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia/Mattias Tammet
Reception of Estonian prizewinners 2019/2020 by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: The Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia/Mattias Tammet

On 2 June 2020, the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, welcomed the prizewinners of the 21st Estonian EUSTORY History Competition in the presidential castle in Kadriorg Park in Tallinn. The prizewinners were honoured for their successful entries on the topic of “Estonia in the World, the World in Estonia”.

Prizewinners of the Russian History Competition 2019/2020 presenting their works online | Photo: MEMORIAL International
Prizewinners of the Russian History Competition 2019/2020 presenting their works online | Photo: MEMORIAL International

Russia was the first EUSTORY Network Member to develop a digital format for their history competition’s award ceremony that had to be cancelled due to restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic – a challenging experience with some unexpected outcomes.

Tzivia from Israel - Belonging in Between | Photo: private
Tzivia from Israel - Belonging in Between | Photo: private

In our series "Getting to Know EUSTORY Alumni" we introduce some of the young people from Europe and beyond who took part in our EUSTORY youth encounters and became EUSTORIANS.  Let us introduce Tzivia from Israel to you today.

The first 'silent stories' on Instagram | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
The first 'silent stories' on Instagram | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

The Instagram Museum "Silent Stories of 1945" has opened its digital doors. It presents stories which have not previously been heard, forgotten life stories and stories which represent contradictory experiences of the war.

New Initiative in Germany: Tomorrow´s History - Everyday Life in Times of Corona | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
New Initiative in Germany: "Tomorrow’s History - Everyday Life in Times of Corona" | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

The German History Competition together with the German Coronarchiv want to encourage young people in Germany to actively shape the way how future generations might talk about the epidemiological threat of 2020.

Milena with a Memory Suitcase on her European couch | Photo: private
Milena with a Memory Suitcase on her European couch | Photo: private

During every EUSTORY youth encounter, young people from Europe and beyond come together, engage in history, exchange ideas, share their creativity and become EUSTORIANS. Let us introduce some of them and begin with Milena from Serbia.