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Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer
Karta logo
Karta logo

Special Initiative on Polish-German Relations

"Polish and Germans: against, aside, together“ is the title of a special competition initiated by the German Körber Foundation and the Polish Karta Foundation. This competition encourages German and Polish pupils to work together on the topic of Polish-German neighbourhood history after 1945. Information in German| Information in Polish

Croatian writer and journalist Slavenka Drakulić
Croatian writer and journalist Slavenka Drakulić

The Croatian writer and journalist Slavenka Drakulić presents her ideas about European identity in an interview with the young online magazine Europe & Me. The discussion will be continued in Hamburg on 13th September at the KörberForum. You can view the English debate via video stream.

Group photo at award ceremony in Poland
Group photo at award ceremony in Poland

The award ceremony of the 16th Polish history competition (History at Hand) took place on 10 September 2012 in the Royal Castle in Warsaw. 470 students sent in 237 contributions in three different categories.

Italian Competition Poster
Italian Competition Poster

Start of the 10th Italian History Competition

On September 5th, the announcement for the tenth Italian History Competition went online. The topic for the year 2012/2013 is "Exchange and Conflict Between the Peoples after the Second World War." Visit the competition's website.

German history competition poster
German history competition poster

The topic of the 23rd round of the German history competition is "Familiar Strangers - Neighbours in History". Everybody has them. They live next door to us, down the street, in the next village or country. Young people in Germany are encouraged to find out what brought neighbours together, what made them quarrel, and how they reacted to changes and challenges.

Claus Leggewie | Photo: David Ausserhofer
Claus Leggewie | Photo: David Ausserhofer

Political scientist Claus Leggewie argues against an “EU-machine of harmonisation” of memory and supports the European Commission’s recommendation to establish a common day of commemoration on 23 August, the anniversary of the Hitler-Stalin Pact.

New Swedish history competition topic
New Swedish history competition topic

New Competition Round in Sweden

The new topic of the Swedish history competition 2012/2013 is: (E) MIGRATION - Emigration and immigration in a local perspective."  As with the previous competitions, this topic is a very general one and the exact research topic is to be chosen by the students themselves. Download the brochure here.

Topic of Tallinn Academy
Topic of Tallinn Academy

After a two-months selection process, the 43 participants of our EUSTORY academies have been named. They come from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, and Wales and will attend our academies in Berlin and Tallinn in September 2012.

Conference participants
Conference participants

Unconditional Basic Income

Imagine a country where every person receives a fixed amount of money, every month. Two Eustory alumni, Janosch Delcker and Zuzana Novakova, along with 4 other young Europeans, debated the controversial topic of Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) with an expert at a conference in Belfast in June. >> Watch an 11 min  video >>