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Civitates. A Philanthropic Initiative for Democracy and Solidarity in Europe
Civitates. A Philanthropic Initiative for Democracy and Solidarity in Europe

Launch of Funding Programme to Strengthen Civil Society

With the establishment of a new funding programme, an alliance of 16 foundations in Europe, including the Körber Foundation, is responding to the shrinking space for civil society in Europe.

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Presentation of the award winning works of the 18th Polish History Competition | Photo: Karta
Presentation of the award winning works of the 18th Polish History Competition | Photo: Karta

Adapting to Change While Holding Up Once Principles: Lessons learnt from 20 Years of Experience

Over the past 20 years, the Polish History Competitions organised by the KARTA Center have encouraged over 14,400 students to participate. After the last of three consecutive competitions entitled “Hidden History - Undiscovered, Untold, Unheard..” had come to an end in November 2017, it was a good moment to look back on past successful competitions and lessons learnt during these sometimes turbulent years.

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Award Ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Award Ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Russian Award Ceremony 2018

On 30 April, 2018, forty-three prizewinners of the Russian history competition "Man in History - Russia in the 20th Century" received their awards in the fully occupied Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow. The competition was organised by the Russian human rights organisation MEMORIAL International.

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The Editors’ Team of 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
The Editors’ Team of 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Young Contributions to the European Year of Remembrance 2018

The end of World War I, women’s right to vote, the Prague Spring – these are only three of the many anniversaries in this European year of remembrance 2018 which will be featured on the History Campus Blog. Eight young people from all over Europe forming the History Campus Editors’ Team will approach these historical and also current events from their own fresh perspective.

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Arsenij Roginskij | Photo: Stephan Röhl
Arsenij Roginskij | Photo: Stephan Röhl

Historical Enlightenment as a Human Right

Historian and co-founder of the Russian civil society organisation MEMORIAL, Arsenij Roginskij, died in December 2017. On 4 March 2018, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the German Society for Eastern European Studies commemorated the enlightener and humanist from Russia in a matinee. The event was supported by many further institutions, among them the Körber Foundation as a long-standing partner of MEMORIAL International. MEMORIAL is a member of the EUSTORY Network and has been running a history competition in Russia since 1999.

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Breaking the SEAL
Breaking the SEAL

Award-Winning Competition from Galway Goes National

Following the great success of the regional Galway History Competition that is organised by “Breaking the SEAL”, the organisers are now looking forward to take the History Competition to the national level. As in previous years the choice for a focus topic will be open. The awards ceremony will take place in late May 2018.

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The winner of the Danish history competition 2018 receives his diploma | Photo: Winnie Færk
The winner of the Danish competition 2018 receives his diploma | Photo: Winnie Færk

Danish Award Ceremony 2018

On 11 March 2018, the History Teachers´ Association of Denmark awarded the winners of the 2018 National History Competition during the historical festival »Historiske Dage« in Øksnehallen in Copenhagen, which was visited by thousands of people.

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Book cover “Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The War Memoirs of the German Private Georg Steinbach” | Photo (cropped): private
Book cover “Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The War Memoirs of the German Private Georg Steinbach” | Photo (cropped): private

German Student Publishes Great-Grandfather's Diary

Sometimes your family’s past holds hidden treasures that offer surprising insights into the past. This is what Ruben Gallé, a young German student, experienced. His great-grandfather was a German soldier who lived during the First World War. In his diary, he describes his day to day experiences during his stationing in Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) in 1918.

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Prize winners of the Bulgarian National History Competition | Photo: Values Foundation
Prize winners of the Bulgarian National History Competition | Photo: Values Foundation

Award Ceremony and 10th Anniversary of the Bulgarian National History Competition 2017

On 16 December, the Bulgarian Values Foundation presented the awards to the winners of the 2017 National History Competition in the National Gallery in Sofia. Under this year’s topic "Family stories from the time of the communist regime" 36 young people participated and handed in 30 contributions. It is the tenth time that the competition was organised since its creation in 1998 by Antonina Stoyanova’s organisation. Over 1,600 young people have participated in the competitions throughout the years.

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