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Antonia Schmidlin, HISTORIA | Photo: Daniel Steiner
Antonia Schmidlin, HISTORIA | Photo: Daniel Steiner

Plea for Multilingualism

For the first time in the Swiss history competition, works in five different languages were submitted in the current competition on the topic "Youth on the Move". Reason enough for Antonia Schmidlin of the management team to present her perspective on linguistic diversity at the award ceremony on 18 May 2019 in Zurich.

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German History Competion certificate 2019
German History Competion certificate 2019

Announcement of Regional Winners in the German History Competition

About 5,600 pupils conducted research in the current German History Competition entitled “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning”. The Körber Foundation received a total of 1,992 contributions from teams and individuals. This constitutes the highest number of entries since 1993.

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Organisers of the Italian History Competition 2019 | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo
Organisers of the Italian History Competition 2019 | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo

Award Ceremony in Italy in 2019

The award ceremony  of the Italian history competition took place on May 31, 2019 at the Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo which has been organising the competition since 2004. The topic of the 2018/19 edition was "Transitions: The Two Post-War Eras of the 20th Century”.

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Latvian Award Ceremony at the House of the Riga Latvian Society | Photo: The Chancery of the President of Latvia/Gatis Bergmanis
Latvian Award Ceremony at the House of the Riga Latvian Society | Photo: The Chancery of the President of Latvia/Gatis Bergmanis

Latvian President Awarded Prize Winners in Riga

On 25 May 2019, the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, awarded the winners and their tutors of the Latvian History Competition in the grand House of the Riga Latvian Society. More than 130 pupils, their relatives, teachers and tutors from all over the country took part in the magnificent ceremony.

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Coordinators, winner, finalists and EUSTORY representative at the 2019 Irish Award Ceremony | Photo: Aengus McMahon Photography
Coordinators, winner, finalists and EUSTORY representative at the 2019 Irish Award Ceremony | Photo: Aengus McMahon Photography

Irish Award Ceremony 2019

22 May 2019 was the day of the finals for the Irish History Competition organised by “Breaking the SEAL” (BTS). The occasion was incorporated in the 20 Year Celebration of the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)’s Access Centre. The Centre aims at providing support to students coming from non-tradition routes to access third level education. BTS is one such programme.

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Estonian award winners in the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud (cropped)
Estonian award winners in the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud (cropped)

Estonian Award Ceremony 2019

On 3 May, 2019, the prize winners of the 20th Estonian history competition were announced at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu.

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Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Strong Representation of Young Talents in Russian History Competition

This year’s call for participation in the Russian history competition showed a strong representation of 14 and-15-year-olds. In total, more than 1,600 entries were submitted, and the best works were honoured at the award ceremony in Moscow at the Nikitski Gate Theatre on 25 April.

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Mogens Lykketoft and Danish prize winners 2019 | Photo: private
Mogens Lykketoft and Danish prize winners 2019 | Photo: private

Danish Award Ceremony 2019

On 31 March 2019, the History Teachers´ Association of Denmark awarded the winners of the 13th National History Competition during the historical festival »Historiske Dage« in Copenhagen.

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Reception of the EUSTORY Network by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: Aron Urb
Reception of the EUSTORY Network by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: Aron Urb

Estonian President Kaljulaid Receives EUSTORY

The Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, patron of the Estonian national history competition, received representatives of the EUSTORY Network. The Estonian history competition, one of the founding members of EUSTORY, kindly hosted this year’s Annual Network Meeting in Tallinn together with the Körber Foundation.

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