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«.
This year's EUSTORY Next Generation Summit of the Körber Foundation and the European Youth Meeting "Youth for Peace - 100 Years After World War I, 100 Ideas for Peace" of the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) and its partners will be opened with a joint kick-off event on 14 November in Berlin, Germany.
Kiev, Minsk, Chisinau, Tbilisi - in the summer of 2018, these capitals clearly demonstrated how valuable the examination of local and family history by young people can be for societies in Eastern Europe.
One hundred years after the end of the First World War, this year's EUSTORY Next Generation Summit focuses on war and peace in Europe. Prize winners and alumni of national history competitions from 25 European countries will come together in November in Berlin to investigate ways of cross-border understanding.
"Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning" is the topic of the 26th call for entries for the Federal President's History Competition. From 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019, all children and young people in Germany under the age of 21 will be invited to search for historical traces.
In a time of tense political relations, some of the most active and experienced history competition tutors from Russia and Germany met in Berlin on 25 June for an exchange about their activities in the competitions.