Learning Through Research

"Learning Through Research" is the common underlying concept of all EUSTORY competitions. Every year, young Europeans from EUSTORY member countries set out on the trails of history, tracking numerous themes.

Students interview contemporary witnesses, use family sources such as letters, diaries and photographs, search for original material in archives or visit the scenes of historical events. They thus examine and consider history from different perspectives and draw their own conclusions. They liberate themselves from prejudices and develop the ability to think critically. In that way, they lay the foundations for active participation in society.


EUSTORY Competitions - Award Ceremonies & Topics

Below you find the topics of the current competitions of EUSTORY members and, if available, the date of their award ceremony. Click on the name of the country to learn more.

  • Belarus:
    "Behind the Scenes: From the History of the Family to the History of the Community"
  • Belgium:
    No competition in 2018
  • Bulgaria:
    "Family Stories from the Time of the Communist Regime" | Award Ceremony: 16 December 2017
  • Czech Republic:
    "Places, Personalities, Events - What Made History in the 19th and 20th Century?“ | Award Ceremony: 18 April 2017
  • Denmark:
    "My Family - From Where I come" | Award Ceremony: 11 March 2018
  • Estonia:
    "A Hundred Years of the Republic of Estonia" | Award Ceremony: 4 May 2018
  • Finland:
    No competition in 2018
  • France:
    "War and Peace in the Context of the First World War. From the Trenches to the Idea of a United Europe"
  • Germany:
    "God and the World. Religion Makes History" | Award Ceremony: November 2017
  • Ireland:
    Free choice of focus topic | Award Ceremony: late May 2018
  • Israel:
    Free choice of focus topic
  • Italy:
    "The Great War"
  • Latvia:
    "Festivals and Celebrations" | Award Ceremony: 19 May 2018
  • Norway:
    "My Family in the Light of History"
  • Poland:
    "Hidden History - Undiscovered, Untold, Unheard ... " | Award Ceremony: 27 October 2017
  • Portugal:
    "Heritage" (in cooperation with the Spanish competition) | Award Ceremony: 6 October 2017
  • Romania:
    No competition in 2018
  • Russia:
    "Man in History – Russia in the 20th Century” | Award Ceremony: 30 April 2018
  • Serbia:
    No competition in 2018
  • Slovak Republic:
    "Fragility of Liberty"
  • Slovenia:
    "Being Different"
  • Spain:
    "Heritage" (in cooperation with the Portuguese competition) | Award Ceremony: 6 October 2017
  • Sweden:
    No competition in 2018
  • Switzerland:
    "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move"
  • Ukraine:
    "History of My Community – Past for a Common Future"
  • Wales:
    "My Heritage"| Award Ceremony: 6 July 2018