In Focus: World War I

Vlad Badea and Lucian Boia
Vlad Badea and Lucian Boia

 

WWI and Romania's Particular Position

EUSTORY alumni Vlad Badea from Romania interviewed Professor Lucian Boia just days after the launch of his book "The First World War: Controversies, Paradoxes, Reinterpretations" which proved to be extremely useful to understanding the general context of the war and Romania’s particular position. Read the interview.

The Legacy of World War I

The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola
The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola


2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We will highlight EUSTORY events and resources.


Young History Forum

Welsh History Competition 2014

Welsh poster for competition round 2014

"My Heritage" is the topic of the Welsh competition in 2014. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Welsh history competition go here.


Spanish History Competition 2013/2014

Spanish  poster for competition round 2013/14

"America" is the topic of the Spanish competition in 2013-2014. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Spanish history competition go here.


Welcome to EUSTORY

The History Network for Young Europeans


15th Anniversary of the Russian Competition | 04 July 2014

Russian Award Ceremony | Photo: Alexander Voronov
Russian Award Ceremony | Photo: Alexander Voronov

This year, the Russian EUSTORY competition celebrates its 15th anniversary. Since the MEMORIAL Society Moscow announced the first Russian competition for high-school students in March 1999, more than 36,000 young people from all over Russia have handed in research papers regarding the topic “Man in History - Russia in the 20th Century”.

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EUSTORY History Camp "Tuscany 1944 / 2014" | 28 June 2014

Courtyard of the 1944 massacre in Palazaccio, Tuscany | Photo: Ulrich Waller
Courtyard of the 1944 massacre in Palazaccio, Tuscany | Photo: Ulrich Waller

"Tuscany 1944 / 2014: War Crimes of the German Army and SS in Family Remembrance and in German-Italian Culture of Memory" is the topic of the EUSTORY History Camp that began today. How did the war crimes of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS affect the families of the victims and perpetrators and how does the second generation deal with the difficult legacy of this history today? Young EUSTORY alumni from Germany and Italy will discuss these issues and search for traces of this controversial history in the historical records of both Italy and Germany.

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The first Israeli Award Ceremony | 26 June 2014

Tel Aviv/Jaffa | Photo: Körber Foundation
Tel Aviv/Jaffa | Photo: Körber Foundation

More than sixty prizewinners, representatives of the Ministry of Education, scientists and guest were present at the first award ceremony of the Israeli History Competition at the Zalman Shazar Centre for Jewish History in Jerusalem on 26 June, 2014. The topic of the first history competition was "Attitudes toward the Other as Reflected in History."

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Slovakian Award Ceremony | 24 June 2014

Slovakian Award Ceremony | Photo: Erika Mácsayová
Slovakian Award Ceremony | Photo: Erika Mácsayová

The award ceremony of Slovakia’s EUSTORY competition took place in the Polish Institute in Bratislava on 24th June 2014. The awards were presented to the winners by Dr. h.c. Anton Srholec, the patron of this year’s round. All participants got diplomas and books from the sponsor, the Nation's Memory Institute.

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EUSTORY History Camps in 2014 | 26 May 2014

History Camps Brochure
History Camps Brochure

If you are a prize winner from your national history competition 2013/2014 you can apply for our EUSTORY History Camps (formerly Youth Academies), where you come face to face with varied interpretations of history. One History Camp will deal with the history and future of borders and identities, one is about national constitutions and European democracies in times of crisis, and the third one is about the legacy of war crimes that the German SS and the Wehrmacht committed in Tuscany in 1944. Find out more!


Latvian President Awards Prize Winners in Riga | 24 May 2014

President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš with finalists and their teachers | Photo: Toms Kalniņš
President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš with finalists and their teachers | Photo: Toms Kalniņš

“Hopefully I’m speaking here in front of many future history teachers,” Latvian President Andris Bērziņš concluded his speech during the award ceremony of the Latvian EUSTORY Competition in Riga on May, 24th. It was the second opportunity that President Bērziņš used to underline the importance of history and a European perspective on the past for his home country after his speech in connection with the reception for the EUSTORY Network during the Annual Network Meeting in Riga in 2013.

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Finnish Award Ceremony 2014 | 23 May 2014

Finnish Award Winners | Photo: Kirsi Ruhanen
Finnish Award Winners | Photo: Kirsi Ruhanen

On 23th of May, prize winners, teachers, jury members and funders gathered in the Old Student House of the University of Helsinki to celebrate the results of the 2013/14 history competition. The topic of the Finnish competition in 2013-2014 was "Two Stories". The prizes were given to students in both upper and lower secondary level.

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HistoryCampus in Berlin was a Success | 19 May 2014

HistoryCampus in Berlin
HistoryCampus in Berlin | Photo: David Ausserhofer

„Look back, think forward“ was the motto of the HistoryCampus in Berlin. On the occasion of the centenary of World War One, about 90 EUSTORY alumni were among the 400 young people from more than 40 countries in Europe and North Africa who attended the event from 7-11 May, 2014. The HistoryCampus was opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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