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French competition poster 2017/18 (cropped) | Photo: Fédération des Maisons Franco-Allemandes
French competition poster 2017/18 (cropped) | Photo: Fédération des Maisons Franco-Allemandes

On 1 September 2017, the French EUSTORY Competition launches the topic: "War and peace in the context of the First World War. From the trenches to the idea of a united Europe".

Pablo López Muñoz | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Pablo López Muñoz | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

A Spanish Student Pays Tribute to Two Brothers Who Escaped Franco's Dictatorship

Why were the two Guerricabeitia brothers not better known in their home town? wondered Pablo. They escaped Franco's dictatorship and fled to France and the U.S. respectively, where they continued to play an important role for Spanish culture. Take a look at what Pablo said about his competition entry.

Czech prize winners | Photo: Bohdan Holomíček
Czech prize winners | Photo: Bohdan Holomíček

On April 18, ten prize-winners of the annual Czech History Competition received their prizes at the award ceremony that took place in the Town Hall of Prague 3. Many partners and co-operating organisations of the competition attended the event.

President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor
President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor

On 5 May 2017, the 18th pupils' history research competition “The Prerequisites of Estonian Independence” was concluded in Tartu. In total, 61 students submitted 51 entries. The topic posed some difficulties but the students’ results showed that the main precondition for independence is considered to be people, their activities and the maintaining of an Estonian culture and language.

Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

The Welsh in the U.S. Melting Pot - Investigations of a Welsh Student Group

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln had pamphlets printed in Welsh in the U.S. presidential election campaign and that Pennsylvania was originally called “New Wales”? Alanna and her fellow students researched the role that Welsh migrants played in the USA. Take a look at what Alanna said about her competition entry.

Cara Sophie Fellmann | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Cara Sophie Fellmann | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

A German Student Traced Her Mennonite Family Background

All of Cara's ancestors on her father’s side were Mennonites. How did they live? What made them different? The whole process of researching her family history was emotional and enriching in many ways, Cara wrote. Take a look at what Cara said about her competition entry.

Barbora Barborová at award ceremony | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Barbora Barborová at award ceremony | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

"It is important that students look at the UNESCO heritage from the perspective of young people because it supports the diversity that builds the basis of the human heritage." This was the slogan for the Award Ceremony of Slovakia’s 12th EUSTORY History Competition in Bratislava on June 23rd, 2017.

A generation raising its voice | Photo: David Ausserhofer
A generation raising its voice | Photo: David Ausserhofer

Young Europeans want to take on responsibility. This is clearly shown by the applications for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in October 2017. Different workshops will offer scientific, journalistic and cultural perspectives for an exchange on topics such as European remembrance culture, violence, populism in the media and online propaganda.

Kristians Malgins | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Kristians Malgins | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Latvian Student Researched His Great-Grandmother's Deportation to Siberia

Kristians' ninety-seven year-old great-grandmother is a good storyteller. So what was more natural than to interview her about her own deportation and that of her family to Siberia by Soviet authorities in 1949? Take a look at what Kristians said about his competition entry.