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Spanish Award Ceremony | Photo: J.J. Pan Anguilera (Centro Imagen)
Spanish Award Ceremony | Photo: J.J. Pan Anguilera (Centro Imagen)

Spanish Award Ceremony 2013

The Real Maestranza de Ronda (RMR) celebrated its traditional prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the sixth Spanish Eustory competition round. Winners gathered from all over Spain to claim their diplomas and rewards. The ceremony was presided by Jorge Edwards, Chilean ambassador to France and prestigious poet and writer.

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Youth Academy in Ljubljana | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Youth Academy in Ljubljana | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

EUSTORY Youth Academy in Slovenia

On October 6th, the EUSTORY Youth Academy began in Slovenia. Twenty-five EUSTORY prize winners aged 17 - 19 years assembled in Ljubljana to talk about "The End of Empires: New Borders, New States,New Loyalties?". Follow the seminar activities on the EUSTORY blog.

Norwegian Award Ceremony | Photo: Karsten Korbøl
Norwegian Award Ceremony | Photo: Karsten Korbøl

Norwegian Award Ceremonies

In 2012-2013, the Norwegian Historical Association (HIFO) organised the 14th history competition. The year 2013 marked the 100 anniversary of universal suffrage in Norway. So In addition to the traditional competition ‘My family and history’, HIFO organised an additional competition called ‘Participation in the democracy’.

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EUSTORY alumni seminar in Spain | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
EUSTORY alumni seminar in Spain | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

EUSTORY Alumni Seminar in Spain

Eighteen EUSTORY alumni discussed "Images of the Other" for a week in Ronda, Spain. The seminar started on 22 September. As ususal, you can read about the seminar on the EUSTORY blog. This time the participants decided to add a new format to their report: a v(ideo)log.

Norwegian Award Brochure
Norwegian Award Brochure

New Competition Topics Announced

In the past few days, seven countries have announced the topics for their national history competitions for 2013/2014. Here they are in alphabetical order: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, and Wales.

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Start of Youth Academy in Finland | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Start of Youth Academy in Finland | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

Youth Academy in Helsinki

“Bridging the Gap of Civil War: Nation Building in Europe in the Aftermath of WWI” was the topic of the week-long EUSTORY Youth Academy in Soumenlinna, near Helsinki, which started on September 1st. Anna and Sofia wrote about the happenings during and after seminar hours on the EUSTORY blog, and you can read a summary of the seminar on this Eustory page.

Sandra Kalniete, MEP | Photo: private
Sandra Kalniete, MEP | Photo: private

Divided Memories in a Unified Europe?

In 2008, the European Parliament issued the „Declaration on the Proclamation of 23 August as European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism”. Latvian politician Sandra Kalniete, member of the European Parliament, talks about the importance of that day.

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EUSTORY alumni at work | Photo: Claudia Höhne
EUSTORY alumni at work | Photo: Claudia Höhne

EUSTORY Alumni Seminar in Spain about Prejudices and Stereotypes

Against the background of the ongoing discussion in European media about differentness and stereotypes regarding the Muslim world, the topic of the upcoming EUSTORY alumni seminar is: “Images of the Other: Constructing and de-constructing of Stereotypes”.

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Participants at a EUSTORY Youth Academy | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Participants at a EUSTORY Youth Academy | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

History Matters! Prizewinners selected for EUSTORY Youth Academies in 2013

Fifty prizewinners of national history competitions from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Ukraine will take part in the EUSTORY Youth Academies in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Helsinki, Finland in the autumn.

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