22 May 2019 was the day of the finals for the Irish History Competition organised by “Breaking the SEAL” (BTS). The occasion was incorporated in the 20 Year Celebration of the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)’s Access Centre. The Centre aims at providing support to students coming from non-tradition routes to access third level education. BTS is one such programme.
The ninth award ceremony of the Swiss National History Competition took place on 18 May 2019 at the National Museum in Zurich. Due to the high standard of the submissions, the jury decided to award three first, second and third prizes this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.