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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

This year’s call for participation in the Russian history competition showed a strong representation of 14 and-15-year-olds. In total, more than 1,600 entries were submitted, and the best works were honoured at the award ceremony in Moscow at the Nikitski Gate Theatre on 25 April.

Mogens Lykketoft and Danish prize winners 2019 | Photo: private
Mogens Lykketoft and Danish prize winners 2019 | Photo: private

On 31 March 2019, the History Teachers´ Association of Denmark awarded the winners of the 13th National History Competition during the historical festival »Historiske Dage« in Copenhagen.

Reception of the EUSTORY Network by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: Aron Urb
Reception of the EUSTORY Network by Estonian President Kaljulaid | Photo: Aron Urb

The Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, patron of the Estonian national history competition, received representatives of the EUSTORY Network. The Estonian history competition, one of the founding members of EUSTORY, kindly hosted this year’s Annual Network Meeting in Tallinn together with the Körber Foundation.

The Editors’ Group 2019/20 | Photo: Körber Foundation
The Editors’ Group 2019/20 | Photo: Körber Foundation

European elections, nationalism, xenophobia and the division of societies - these are the issues that the young editors of the EUSTORY History Campus will focus on in the coming year. Ten alumni from the EUSTORY Network between the ages of 18 and 30 met at a jounalistic kick-off workshop in March at the EUSTORY International Office in Hamburg.

German History Competion poster 2018/2019
German History Competion poster 2018/2019

28 February 2019 was the closing date for the German History Competition entitled "Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning". 1,997 entries by more than 5,500 young people were sent in. This makes the it one of the most successful German competition since 1993.

Karsten Korbøl | Photo: Caroline Reistad / Fritt Ord
Karsten Korbøl | Photo: Caroline Reistad / Fritt Ord

The first Norwegian History Competition took place in 1999/2000. Karsten Korbøl, teacher of History and Civics, has been serving as the coordinator of the competition since 2006. In this interview he reviews the competition’s impact and the specific role history is playing in his country.

How do young people perceive the current state of Europe? | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
How do young people perceive the current state of Europe? | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

What Do Young People Think About Europe?

At the recent EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Berlin, the focus was on the processes of producing, negotiating and maintaining peace in Europe. As part of its new focus topic »The Value of Europe«, the Körber-Stiftung asked young people about the most important European values ​​and their concerns about the future of Europe.

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First Georgian history competition "My Ancestors at My Age"
First Georgian history competition "My Ancestors at My Age"

A detailed brochure presents results of the first Georgian history competition project of 2017/18. The publication gives insights into six of the winning entries and reflects the experiences of the pilot project.

Trixi Steil and Lara Mia Padmadaban together with Vanessa von Kolpinski on the podium of the international conference "20 Years of Washington Principles: Ways into the Future" on 27 November 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Two EUSTORY Alumae on podium ofinternational conference | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

At present, questions of looted art, loss of cultural assets and the restitution of art have regularly been in the headlines.  Who owns art today that was stolen 60 years ago and now hangs in museums? Two EUSTORY prizewinners presented their views at an international conference in Berlin.