75 years after the end of the Second World War, twenty-five young people from twenty countries are researching untold life stories in the eCommemoration project "Europe 1945-2020: Looking back, thinking forward".
In Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, excitement is rising: in March, all four Eastern Partnership countries have deadlines coming up for this year's history competition entries. The organisers expect an active participation.
More creative, more interactive, and more digital - with this goal in mind the eleven young editors of the EUSTORY History Campus Blog adopted this year’s thematic agenda. During the annual editorial workshop, which took place in Hamburg from 6 to 9 February, they were introduced to exciting new tools for their work.
Miguel Barros, President of the Portuguese History Teachers’ Association (APH) and organiser of the Iberian EUSTORY history competition in Portugal, is one of the architects of a new historical discipline that has been introduced in Portugal recently. In this interview, he explains how the release of the new discipline revealed some hot issues of Portuguese society.
The cooperation project supervised by Körber-Stiftung and DVV International and funded by the German Foreign Office just started in its second year to carry on the history competitions in Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and in Ukraine.
On 19 November, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honoured this year’s first prizewinners of the German History Competition in his official residende Bellevue Palace in Berlin. The topic of the competition was “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning” which encouraged over 5,600 young people to participate.
May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. On the occasion of this upcoming anniversary, Körber-Stiftung has now launched the digital commemoration project "Europe 1945-2020: Looking back, thinking forward" with young Europeans from about 20 member countries of the EUSTORY Network.
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20-year-old EUSTORY alumna Trixi from Germany addressed members of the EUSTORY Network about how they perceived the end of communism and the dramatic changes of 1989 in Europe, asking "Where Were You When … the Transition of 1989-1991 Took Place in Your Country?"