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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

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.

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

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”.

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

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.

Maesydderwen School | Photo: private
Maesydderwen School | Photo: private

This year’s Welsh award ceremony took place in the President’s Lounge at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on June 28th. Excited schoolchildren and their teachers from 45 schools came to find out who had won the prizes in this, the 23rd year of this national competition.

Belgian Award Ceremony | photo: BELvue
Belgian Award Ceremony | photo: BELvue

Belgian Award Ceremony 2013

In 2012-2013, BELvue, the centre for democracy and history organised the 6th EUSTORY history competition. The topic dealt with migration: 'The story of a suitcase'. On 26 June, all the winners were invited to the awards ceremony at the BELvue-museum in Brussels.

Polish Award Ceremony | Photo: Jarosław Denysenko
Polish Award Ceremony | Photo: Jarosław Denysenko

On 24 June 2013, the Polish prize-giving ceremony took place in the Grand Chamber of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The topic of the 17th competition round was: "Poles and Their Neighbours After World War II: Against Each Other, Side by Side, Together"

Slovak Award Winners | Photo: Erika Mácsayová
Slovak Award Winners | Photo: Erika Mácsayová

On 7 June, 2013 the award ceremony of Slovakia’s history competition took place in the UNESCO Information and Documentation Center in Bratislava. A total of 49 contributions written by 84 participants were submitted. The Slovak competition is organised by the Centre for Communication and Development(SCCD), a non-profit organisation which was founded in 2005.

Former President Petar Stoyanov awarding student | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Former President Petar Stoyanov awarding student | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

This year's award ceremony in Bulgaria took place on 1 June, 2013 in Sofia in the National History Museum, located in the former socialist president’s residence. Former Bulgarian president Petar Stoyanov handed the awards to the students for their research works on the topic of 'Tolerance in Bulgaria'.