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Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer
eCommemoration Project
eCommemoration Project

25 young people from Europe and its neighbouring countries have started their blended learning project on the EUSTORY History Campus.

Material of the Georgian History Competition 2019/2020 | Photo: David Jishkariani
Material of the Georgian History Competition 2019/2020 | Photo: David Jishkariani

The cooperation project supervised by Körber-Stiftung and DVV International and funded by the German Foreign Office just started in its second year to carry on the history competitions in Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and in Ukraine.

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right) and Thomas Paulsen, member of the Executive Board of Körber-Stiftung (left), with this year's first German prize winners | Photo: David Ausserhofer
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right) and Thomas Paulsen, member of the Executive Board of Körber-Stiftung (left), with this year's first German prize winners | Photo: David Ausserhofer

On 19 November, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honoured this year’s first prize winners of the German History Competition in his official residende Bellevue Palace in  Berlin. The topic of the competition was “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning” which encouraged over 5,600 young people to participate.

eCommemoration Project | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
eCommemoration Project | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. On the occasion of this upcoming anniversary, Körber-Stiftung has now launched the digital commemoration project "Europe 1945-2020: Looking back, thinking forward" with young Europeans from about 20 member countries of the EUSTORY Network.

Trixi's EUSTORY History Campus Blog
Trixi's EUSTORY History Campus Blog

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20-year-old EUSTORY alumna Trixi from Germany addressed members of the EUSTORY Network about how they perceived the end of communism and the dramatic changes of 1989 in Europe, asking "Where Were You When … the Transition of 1989-1991 Took Place in Your Country?"

Invitation to the Israeli Award Ceremony
Invitation to the Israeli Award Ceremony

The award ceremony of the 6th Israeli History Competition took place on 11 November 2019 at the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem. The event offered opportunities for mutual exchange between prize winners and leading historians such as Miriam Eliav-Feldon (Tel-Aviv University) and Shmuel Feiner (Bar-Ilan University).

EUSTORY Summit 2019 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
EUSTORY Summit 2019 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

On the evening of 15 October, the opening ceremony of the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019 will take place in Berlin. For three days, 120 young people from Europe and beyond will work in eight workshops on the topic “Winds of Change – Transitions in Europe”.

Guests of the Iberian award ceremony in Ronda | Photo: Juan Jesús Pan Aguilera
Guests of the Iberian award ceremony in Ronda | Photo: Juan Jesús Pan Aguilera

On 4 October 2019, the prizewinners of the 12th Iberian History Competition received their awards. About four hundred guests attended the ceremony at the emblematic library of the Real Maestranza de la Caballería de Ronda in Spain.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaking at commemoration ceremony in Poland | Photo: German government/Steffen Kugler
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaking at commemoration ceremony in Poland | Photo: German government/Steffen Kugler

On the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, the German president attended the central commemoration ceremony in Warsaw. Three prizewinners of the German History Competition accompanied him.