Learning Through Research

"Learning Through Research" is the common underlying concept of all EUSTORY competitions. Every year, young Europeans from EUSTORY member countries set out on the trails of history, tracking numerous themes.

Students interview contemporary witnesses, use family sources such as letters, diaries and photographs, search for original material in archives or visit the scenes of historical events. They thus examine and consider history from different perspectives and draw their own conclusions. They liberate themselves from prejudices and develop the ability to think critically. In that way, they lay the foundations for active participation in society.


EUSTORY Competitions - Award Ceremonies & Topics

Below you find the topics of the current competitions of EUSTORY members and, if available, the date of their award ceremony. Click on the name of the country to learn more.

  • Armenia:
    Pilot: “Between Forgetting and Remembering: Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory Landscape in Families and Communities” (2021/2022)
  • Belarus:
    "Behind the Scenes: From the History of the Family to the History of the Community. 1986-2000" (2021/2022)
  • Belgium:
    No competition in 2021
  • Bulgaria:
    "The Role of Cultural Heritage in the History and Traditions of my Homeland" (2020/2021)
  • Czech Republic:
    "The Impact of World History on Personal History in the 20th Century" (2020/2021) | Award Ceremony 22 October 2021
  • Denmark:
    "A New Beginning" (2021/2022)
  • Estonia:
    "Signs of the Times - Time, Place, Humankind" (2021/2022)
  • Finland:
    No competition in 2021
  • France:
    "Across Borders: Franco-German Life-Journeys" (2021/2021)
  • Georgia:
    "30 Years Since the End of the Soviet Rule" (2021/2022)
  • Germany:
    "Times in Motion: Sports and Society" (2020/2021) | Award Ceremony 16 November 2021
  • Ireland:
    Free choice of focus topic (2021/2022) | Online Award Ceremony 29 April 2021
  • Israel:
    Free choice of focus topic (2021/2022)
  • Italy:
    "Total War and the Desire to Live" (2019-2021)
  • Latvia:
    "Barricades of 1991" (2020/2021) | Award Ceremony end of May 2021
  • Moldova:
    "Dialogue Between Generations After 30 Years of Independence" (2021/2022)
  • Norway:
    "My Family in the Light of History" (2021/2022)
  • Poland:
    No competition in 2021
  • Portugal:
    "Work & Crisis" (2021) (in cooperation with the Spanish competition) | Award Ceremony 15 October 2021
  • Romania:
    No competition in 2021
  • Russia:
    "Man in History – Russia in the 20th Century” (2020/2021) | Online Award Ceremony 15 May 2021
  • Serbia:
    No competition in 2021
  • Slovak Republic:
    "Epidemics and Post-War Traumas in the 20th Century" (2021) | Award Ceremony 10 September 2021
  • Slovenia:
    No competition in 2021
  • Spain:
    "Work & Crisis" (2021) (in cooperation with the Portuguese competition) | Award Ceremony 15 October 2021
  • Sweden:
    No competition in 2021
  • Switzerland:
    "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move" (2019-2021) | Award Ceremony 29 May 2021
  • Ukraine:
    "Soviet Past: (Re)thinking the History" (2021/2022)
  • Wales:
    "My Heritage" (2021/2022)