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Belarusian award ceremony inside the Azgur Museum in Minsk | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Belarusian award ceremony inside the Azgur Museum in Minsk | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Belarusian Award Ceremony 2018

On 14 June 2018, the award ceremony for the Belarusian history competition 2017/2018 took place in Minsk. Winners and organisers gathered in the former house and studio of the sculptor Said Azgur, which now houses a museum dedicated to the artist and his work.

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Ella McCaffery, one of the three Irish prizewinners 2017/2018 | Photo: Breaking the SEAL
Ella McCaffery, one of the three Irish prizewinners 2017/2018 | Photo: Breaking the SEAL

Irish Award Ceremony 2018

On 30 May, 2018, the prizewinners of the Irish history competition received their awards in the Moore Institute of the National University of Ireland in Galway. The competition was organised by “Breaking the SEAL”. As in previous years the choice for a focus topic was open.

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Latvian award ceremony 2018 | Photo: Chancery of the President of Latvia
Latvian award ceremony 2018 | Photo: Chancery of the President of Latvia

Latvian Award Ceremony 2018

On 19 May 2018, the Latvian award ceremony took place in the Grand House of the Riga Latvian Society. As in previous years, the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis took part in the ceremony to congratulate and award the winners.

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Civitates. A Philanthropic Initiative for Democracy and Solidarity in Europe
Civitates. A Philanthropic Initiative for Democracy and Solidarity in Europe

Launch of Funding Programme to Strengthen Civil Society

With the establishment of a new funding programme, an alliance of 16 foundations in Europe, including the Körber Foundation, is responding to the shrinking space for civil society in Europe.

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President Kersti Kaljulaid with participants and their tutors and parents | Photo: Aldo Luud
President Kersti Kaljulaid with participants and their tutors and parents | Photo: Aldo Luud

Estonian Award Ceremony 2018

On 4 May, 2018, the prize winners of the 19th Estonian history competition were announced by the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu.

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Presentation of the award winning works of the 18th Polish History Competition | Photo: Karta
Presentation of the award winning works of the 18th Polish History Competition | Photo: Karta

Adapting to Change While Holding up One's Principles: Lessons learnt from 20 Years of Experience

Over the past 20 years, the Polish History Competitions organised by the KARTA Center have encouraged over 14,400 students to participate. After the last of three consecutive competitions entitled “Hidden History - Undiscovered, Untold, Unheard..” had come to an end in November 2017, it was a good moment to look back on past successful competitions and lessons learnt during these sometimes turbulent years.

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Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Russian Award Ceremony 2018

On 30 April, 2018, forty-three prizewinners of the Russian history competition "Man in History - Russia in the 20th Century" received their awards in the fully occupied Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow. The competition was organised by the Russian human rights organisation MEMORIAL International.

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The Editors’ Team of 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
The Editors’ Team of 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Young Contributions to the European Year of Remembrance 2018

The end of World War I, women’s right to vote, the Prague Spring – these are only three of the many anniversaries in this European year of remembrance 2018 which will be featured on the History Campus Blog. Eight young people from all over Europe forming the History Campus Editors’ Team will approach these historical and also current events from their own fresh perspective.

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Arsenij Roginskij | Photo: Stephan Röhl
Arsenij Roginskij | Photo: Stephan Röhl

Historical Clarification as a Human Right

Historian and co-founder of the Russian civil society organisation MEMORIAL, Arsenij Roginskij, died in December 2017. On 4 March 2018, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the German Society for Eastern European Studies commemorated the enlightener and humanist from Russia in a matinee. The event was supported by many further institutions, among them the Körber Foundation as a long-standing partner of MEMORIAL International. MEMORIAL is a member of the EUSTORY Network and has been running a history competition in Russia since 1999.

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