European elections, nationalism, xenophobia and the division of societies - these are the issues that the young editors of the EUSTORY History Campus will focus on in the coming year. Ten alumni from the EUSTORY Network between the ages of 18 and 30 met at a jounalistic kick-off workshop in March at the EUSTORY International Office in Hamburg.
28 February 2019 was the closing date for the German History Competition entitled "Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning". 1,997 entries by more than 5,500 young people were sent in. This makes the it one of the most successful German competition since 1993.
The first Norwegian History Competition took place in 1999/2000. Karsten Korbøl, teacher of History and Civics, has been serving as the coordinator of the competition since 2006. In this interview he reviews the competition’s impact and the specific role history is playing in his country.
At the recent EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Berlin, the focus was on the processes of producing, negotiating and maintaining peace in Europe. As part of its new focus topic »The Value of Europe«, the Körber-Stiftung asked young people about the most important European values and their concerns about the future of Europe.
A detailed brochure presents results of the first Georgian history competition project of 2017/18. The publication gives insights into six of the winning entries and reflects the experiences of the pilot project.
At present, questions of looted art, loss of cultural assets and the restitution of art have regularly been in the headlines. Who owns art today that was stolen 60 years ago and now hangs in museums? Two EUSTORY prizewinners presented their views at an international conference in Berlin.
Discussing history is rarely so fresh, lively and intense: At the end of the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Berlin, 120 young Europeans presented their views on war and peace in the past and present at the Alte Börse Marzahn.
Is there such a thing as a common memory in Europe - and do we need it at all? This was the guiding question at the "Youth for Peace" event which opened the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 and an international youth meeting of the Franco-German Youth Foundation on 14 November 2018 in the Bolle Festsäle in Berlin.
In 2018, one hundred years after the independence of Poland, the 21st Polish history competition with the topic "Contemporaries of Independence" added a grass-root perspective to this occasion. On 9 November 2018, the winners of the competition received their prizes in the »History Meeting House«.