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UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES,
OVERCOMING DIVISIONS

EUSTORY is an informal network of more than 20 non-governmental organisations that conduct research-based history competitions for young people in Europe

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Elīna Jātniece | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Elīna Jātniece | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Latvian example of historical research

Elīna wanted to learn more about the history of her family and how different ruling powers affected the life stories of her family members. She was surprised about the number of documents available in the archive regarding her great-grandfather. He had been interrogated by the Cheka, the Soviet Secret Service. Take a look at what Elīna said in her competition entry.

Panel discussion at Icelandic Embassy in Berlin | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Panel discussion at Icelandic Embassy in Berlin | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Expert panel on the efficiency of international youth dialogues

How do international youth encounters support cross-border dialogue and understanding? This was the leading question on 28 March 2017 at an exchange at the Embassy of Iceland in Berlin, hosted by the Icelandic Ambassador to Germany Martin Eyjólfsson and the Director General of the Permanent International Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), Ambassador Maira Mora.

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Yuliia Pidluzhna | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Yuliia Pidluzhna | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Ukrainian example of historical research

As a volunteer Yuliia helped in the preservation of historical monuments in the Ukraine. She found that buildings of German colonists in Donetsk are still in excellent condition. Take a look at what Yuliia said in her competition entry.

UPCOMING EVENTS

26 April 2017
26 April 2017

EUSTORY Russia

Award Ceremony in Moscow

05 May 2017
05 May 2017

EUSTORY Estonia

Award Ceremony in Tartu

18 May 2017
18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

NETWORK MEMBERS

Click on a "EUSTORY Star" and find out about EUSTORY member organisations and their history competitions!

TRACES OF HISTORY

Every year, more than 10,000 young Europeans conduct historical research within the EUSTORY Network. Our »Traces of History« portray the manifold topics of the students’ works and the faces behind them. Find a small selection of traces here and many more in each network members' profile.

  • Yordan Danchev

    Bulgaria

    My competition entry was about...
    ...the rivalry between my hometown Sliven and the neighbouring town Yambol. Back in the Middle Ages the residents of these two cities were not on good terms. Even today, there is a dispute about which city is better – Sliven or Yambol. But in the 19th century intellectuals realized the need for conflict resolution in favour of both cities.. 

    "Beyond an old intercity rivalry – Sliven and Yambol in the 19th and 20th centuries” (2016)

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  • Jiri Klůc

    Czech Republic

    My competition entry was about...
    ...a photo which was taken in 1943 on the Eastern front during the Second World War. It shows three soldiers and the Soviet tank T-34/76 after the liberation of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

    "Incredibly brave" (2016)

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  • Cecilie Skov Johansen

    Denmark

    My competition was about...
    …the effects of the industrial revolution in the textile production of my hometown in the middle of the 20th century. I wanted to create a personal view on local history, so I chose to focus on a local businessman. To illustrate my research and results I designed an interactive scrapbook.

    "The textile city of Alex Hansen in the 20th century" (2016)

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  • Danielle Knoller

    Israel

    My competition was about...
    ...Rome's failure to adapt its city-state style government to ruling an empire and its consequences. Either out of genuine concern for reform, desire for personal gain and glory, or a combination of the two, Julius Caesar gave the Republic its final push over the edge following a detailed plan.

    "How Julius Caesar brought down the Roman Republic" (2016)

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  • Yana Voynova

    Bulgaria

    My competition entry was about...
    ...Bulgaria during the time of communism: The military imposed severe movement restrictions on areas near the borders, people were forced to leave their homes and had to move to different parts of the country. In order to enter other regions they needed a special document issued by the police. 

    "Closed areas in border regions under socialism" (2016)

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  • Elīna Jātniece

    Latvia

    My competition was about...
    …my grandfather’s family history. I especially investigated my grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s encounters with different ruling powers and how these powers affected their actions, lives and destinies.

    "Life Stories of my Grandfather‘s Family Members in the course of Latvia’s History” (2016)

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  • Yuliia Pidluzhna

    Ukraine

    My competition was about...
    …the preservation of historical monuments in the Ukraine. As a volunteer, I was involved conducting research and I also carried out a dancing flash mob with umbrellas in order to attract peoples’ attention to the protection of historical monuments.

    "German buildings in Ukraine" (2016)

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  • Kristians Malgins

    Latvia

    My competition was about...
    …the deportation of my great-grandmother and her family by Soviet authorities to Siberia in 1949. My ancestors lived and worked there in terrible conditions for eight years. Fortunately, they survived and came back to Latvia. For my research paper, I interviewed my 97 years old great-grandmother and enquired family documents related to this period.

    "The history of the Klancberg Family in exile in Siberia and related material. Testimony and memories.” (2016)

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  • Daniel Vlahov

    Bulgaria

    My competition entry was about...
    ...the rivalry between my hometown Sliven and the neighbouring town Yambol. Back in the Middle Ages the residents of these two cities were not on good terms. Even today, there is a dispute about which city is better – Sliven or Yambol. But in the 19th century intellectuals realized the need for conflict resolution in favour of both cities.. 

    "Beyond an old intercity rivalry – Sliven and Yambol in the 19th and 20th centuries” (2016)

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  • Jasper Ristkok

    Estonia

    My competition entry was about…
    ...constructing a leaf spring crossbow through trial and error, calculating the efficient crossbow bolt through test shots and later comparing my research with historical data. In my research paper I provided a project report and an overview about crossbows.

    "Leaf spring crossbow" (2016)

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  • Yuval Beker

    Israel

    My competition was about...
    …schools in Nazi Germany. I studied the way the Nazis perceived education, the importance they accorded to schooling and the way they changed it to fit their worldview once they were in power. Furthermore, I studied how the system of education affected its students and what students thought of the system once the Nazi regime fell.

    "State education in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939" (2016)

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  • Alanna Jones

    Wales

    My competition was about...
    …the role that Welsh migrants played in the USA. Our research included for example, Welsh members of the Ku Klux Klan, US Presidents with a Welsh background and Welsh soldiers in the US Civil War.

    "The dragon and the eagle" (2016)

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