Alumni Portrait

Anna from Russia | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Anna from Russia | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

Are you curious to find out what became of our EUSTORY alumni? We will portray one of them on a regular basis.

Name: Anna Ryzhkova
Age: 17
Hometown: Novocherkassk, Rostov Region
Country: Russia
EUSTORY experiences: Youth Academy – Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2013, “The End of Empires: New Borders, New States, New Loyalties?”

Anna is in her last year at Secondary School. She is Russian and she feels European. She believes that the many prejudices about Russia are due to a lack of knowledge and the best way to destroy stereotypes is communicating: “The relations between ordinary people sometimes matter more than political decisions.”

Anna was interviewed by Martin from Bulgaria. Read the full 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.


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.


Slovak History Competition 2013/2014

Slovak poster for competition round 2013/14

The "Slovak Centre for Communication and Development, n.o" has announced the topic of the 9th EUSTORY competition in 2013-2014: "World War I and its Reflection in Slovak Society”.Deadline for entries is 15 February 2014. Find out more about the Slovak competition.


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The History Network for Young Europeans


EUSTORY's Annual Network Meeting 2014 | 14 April 2014

group photo EUSTORY organisers 2013 | Photo: Didzis Grodzs
EUSTORY organisers 2013 | Photo: Didzis Grodzs

Representatives of the twenty-four member countries of the EUSTORY network will gather in Berlin from 8 - 11 May to hold their annual network meeting. The meeting will be held within the framework of the HistoryCampus Europe 14|14 and the focus will be on “Remembering, teaching and commemorating European history in 2014 – New approaches and innovations for the EUSTORY Network”.

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Young History Forum - Join the Community! | 28 March 2014

Join our Online Community | Photo: David Ausserhofer
Join our Online Community | Photo: David Ausserhofer

The international communication and collaboration platform "Young History Forum" went live! If you participated in EUSTORY activities or in activities by partners of the Koerber Foundation, then you are welcome to register to join the closed community in order to keep in touch with young people you met during these activities and to exchange thoughts.

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Ukraine: A Nation's Awakening | 08 March 2014

Orest Franchuk | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Orest Franchuk | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

After the crisis ends, Ukraine will be a different country, says Orest Franchuk, a EUSTORY alumni who has been on the Maidan from the very first night of 21st November 2013. He talks about his fears, hopes, and reasons for joining the protests. This article is part of a series of reflections by young Europeans, prepared in cooperation between FutureLab Europe and the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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Czech Award Ceremony | 20 February 2014

Czech Award Ceremony | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Czech Award Ceremony | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

„All important historical events had their beginning in Prague,“ started the Czech writer and actor Zdeněk Svěrák his opening speech, giving the Defenestration of Prague in 1618 as an example. Svěrák may have exaggerated the role of Prague as the cradle of historical events a bit, but one thing is true: This ceremony on 20 February in Prague was the kick-off event for EUSTORY’s award ceremony season 2014.

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Start of Award Ceremony Season | 11 February 2014

Czech Award Ceremony Announcement | Photo: PANT
Czech Award Ceremony Announcement | Photo: PANT

The Czech event on 20 February will kick off this year's series of award ceremonies with a festive closing ceremony of the 7th EUSTORY year in Prague. On 29 April, the non-governmental organisation MEMORIAL will honour the winners of the Russian history competition in Moscow.

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Europe 14/14 - HistoryCampus in Berlin | 04 February 2014

Commemorating the First World War
Commemorating the First World War

The First World War - What has it got to do with me, my nation, and with today's Europe? 2014 marks the Centenary of the First World War. To commemorate the Centenary a history festival Europe 14/14 will be organised in Berlin from 7 - 11 May 2014. Approximately 500 young people, including EUSTORY alumni, from all over Europe will be participating in this event.

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Publication of Slovakian Prize Winners' Works | 03 February 2014

The Role of Women and Men | Slovakian Competition Poster 2012
The Role of Women and Men | Slovakian Competition Poster 2012

„The Role of Women and Men in Slovakia during the 20th Century“ was the topic of the 2012/13 Slovakian EUSTORY competition. The three prize winning works are now available online. “Life Stories of Women during Holocaust”, "Darina Bancíkova -The First Woman to Become a Protestant Priest in Slovakia” (both with a summary in English), and “The Colourful Life of Women” (in English).


A View From Within: The Current Situation in Ukraine | 31 January 2014

Petro Kendzor | Photo: NOVA DOBA
Petro Kendzor | Photo: NOVA DOBA

Petro Kendzor is the organiser of the Ukrainian history competition and co-founder of the non-governmental NOVA DOBA association. In an interview with EUSTORY co-ordinator Gabriele Woidelko, Petro talks about the current situation in Ukraine, about historical literacy and freedom of opinion.

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