French Competition about "World War I: From War to Peace"

French competition poster 2017/18
French competition poster 2017/18

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".

Since the centenary of the First World War is commemorated from 2014 until 2018, the last French competitions as well as this year’s topic focus on dimensions of World War I. The task of the students in the new competition round of 2017/2018 is to deal with the road to peace after the years of hostility, suffering and war atrocities of World War I. The theme of the competition will be "From War to Peace" in 2017/2018. Since the launch of EUSTORY France, the European dimension of the competition has been strengthened with a focus on the Franco-German relation: French teachers who are tutors of a class or group of pupils are invited to carry out their project and their pedagogical work in collaboration with a German partner class or group and vice versa, so that they can exchange views with their European neighbours and incorporate a different point of view into the work.

French competition poster 2017/18 in German
French competition poster 2017/18 in German

For teachers and tutors, an accompanying seminar will be held from 8 to 9 November 2017 in Strasbourg, providing input and support for a successful mentoring of students’ projects. Closing date of the competition will be 25 March 2018. The jury will meet in April and the winner will be awarded in June 2018.

With its eight cultural centers in Aix, Brest, Dijon, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Paris and Tours the Federation on French-German cultural centers manages the administration and organisation of the French Competition since 2012. The competition is supported by the Mission du Centenaire as well as the French Association of History and Geography Teachers (APHG), the Goethe Institutes in France, the Institut Français, the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ-DFJW) and the Körber Foundation.

Link to French language competition poster/information (pdf)
Link to German language competition poster/information (pdf)


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