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.
On the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, the German president attended the central commemoration ceremony in Warsaw. Three prizewinners of the German History Competition accompanied him.
The year 1989 is a symbol of the transitions in Europe. 30 years later, from 15 to 19 October 2019, the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit will bring together 120 young people from 30 countries in Europe and beyond in Berlin to explore how people experienced the transitions and what remains of the dream of a united Europe.
The signs in the Middle East conflict are pointing to storms ahead rather than to a period of relaxation. Despite this, history teachers from Israel and the Occupied Territories have embarked on a joint programme to improve cooperation in everyday life.