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Screenshot of Irish online Award Ceremony 2021 | Photo: National University of Ireland Galway
Screenshot of Irish online Award Ceremony 2021 | Photo: National University of Ireland Galway

Ireland’s EUSTORY Competition went nationwide this year as »The Irish National History Competition« (INHC). The new competition iteration extended essay invitations much farther afield to more than 260 secondary schools within the Irish Republic.

The city of Hamburg is currently renovating the Bismarck monument at the port of Hamburg at a cost of several million euro | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
The city of Hamburg is currently renovating the Bismarck monument at the port of Hamburg at a cost of several million euro | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

During the EUSTORY Network’s first virtual annual meeting, EUSTORY Competition Organisers not only shared digital innovations from their national projects but also focused on (post)colonial monuments that polarise.

Collage based on photo by Tobias on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/CyX3ZAti5DA)
Collage based on photo by Tobias on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/CyX3ZAti5DA)

The whole world is experiencing the crisis, but young people’s voices are often ignored. The EUSTORY eCommemoration Campus 2020 "Beyond the Crisis" focused on young Europeans' perceptions of the crisis.

EUSTORY Ireland ready to go viral | Photo: National University of Ireland Galway
EUSTORY Ireland ready to go viral | Photo: National University of Ireland Galway

Isolation has given the Irish National History Competition a newfound lease of life: In 2020, the Irish National History Competition has cast its net much farther afield - this year appealing for entries from more than 700 Irish secondary schools. Directly aligned with Europe’s EUSTORY Network, this year the Irish competition is poised to go viral.

Photo: Körber-Stiftung/Lilit Dabagian
Photo: Körber-Stiftung/Lilit Dabagian

The Online History Camp “Don’t Look Back in Anger – Coping with Painful Pasts” ended with satisfied young participants and creative results.

Elene from Georgia | Photo: private
Elene from Georgia | Photo: private

Carrying out physical experiments, writing short stories, doing historical research and playing the piano – Elene has a lot of hobbies. But first and foremost, she aims at contributing to change in her home country Georgia.

Rafael Atienza Medina, Lieutenant of the Grand Brother and President of the Governing Board, Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda l Photo: Juan Jesús (Centro Imagen)
Rafael Atienza Medina, Lieutenant of the Grand Brother and President of the Governing Board, Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda l Photo: Juan Jesús (Centro Imagen)

The 13th award ceremony of EUSTORY Iberia took place on 23 October 2020 as part of the Real Maestranza Scholarships and Awards Ceremony. This year’s topic was "Political Transitions". More than 40 schools and 105 students from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Romania, Portugal and Spain took part in the competition, making the jury’s decision a tough one.

eCommemoration Campus “Beyond the Crisis”
eCommemoration Campus “Beyond the Crisis”

The year 2020 brought a global pandemic. All over the world we are experiencing how this corona crisis not only has a massive impact on our present but will also shape our future, because it seems to permeate all areas. How do we as individuals and as a society deal with these challenges? Will looking at past crises help us deal with current ones?

Online History Camp 2020 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung/Heidi Bartsch
Online History Camp 2020 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung/Heidi Bartsch

The Online History Camp “Don’t Look Back in Anger! Coping with Painful Pasts” brings history competition prize winners of four countries together. Young people from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will meet for six intensive weeks in online sessions to investigate and discuss matters of family and local history and their impact on the present.