Miguel Barros, President of the Portuguese History Teachers’ Association (APH) and organiser of the Iberian EUSTORY history competition in Portugal, is one of the architects of a new historical discipline that has been introduced in Portugal recently. In this interview, he explains how the release of the new discipline revealed some hot issues of Portuguese society.
The cooperation project supervised by Körber-Stiftung and DVV International and funded by the German Foreign Office just started in its second year to carry on the history competitions in Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and in Ukraine.
On 19 November, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honoured this year’s first prize winners of the German History Competition in his official residende Bellevue Palace in Berlin. The topic of the competition was “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning” which encouraged over 5,600 young people to participate.
May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. On the occasion of this upcoming anniversary, Körber-Stiftung has now launched the digital commemoration project "Europe 1945-2020: Looking back, thinking forward" with young Europeans from about 20 member countries of the EUSTORY Network.
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20-year-old EUSTORY alumna Trixi from Germany addressed members of the EUSTORY Network about how they perceived the end of communism and the dramatic changes of 1989 in Europe, asking "Where Were You When … the Transition of 1989-1991 Took Place in Your Country?"
The award ceremony of the 6th Israeli History Competition took place on 11 November 2019 at the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem. The event offered opportunities for mutual exchange between prizewinners and leading historians such as Miriam Eliav-Feldon (Tel-Aviv University) and Shmuel Feiner (Bar-Ilan University).
On the evening of 15 October, the opening ceremony of the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019 took place in Berlin. For three days, 120 young people from Europe and beyond will work in eight workshops on the topic “Winds of Change – Transitions in Europe”.
On 4 October 2019, the prizewinners of the 12th Iberian History Competition received their awards. About four hundred guests attended the ceremony at the emblematic library of the Real Maestranza de la Caballería de Ronda in Spain.