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.

  • Albania:
    "Show Me Your Albania" (2023/2024) | Award Ceremony 24 February, 2024
  • Armenia:
    “Using Propaganda as a Tool for Dissemination Soviet Ideology in Armenia, Specifically in Public Spaces, Everyday Life, Culture and Education” (2023/2024)
  • Belarus:
    "Behind the Scenes: From the History of the Family to the History of the Community. 1986-2000" (2021/2022) (Note: The Belarusian History Competition 2021/2022 is currently not going ahead due to the political situation in Belarus)
  • Belgium:
    No competition in 2023
  • Bulgaria:
    "Media in Bulgarian History - Exploring its Role, Influence and History" (2023/2024)
  • Czech Republic:
    "20th Century: Microhistory and the Great Narratives" (2024)
  • Denmark:
    "War and Peace" (2023/2024)
  • Estonia:
    "Winners and Losers" (2022/2023) | Award Ceremony 17 May, 2024
  • Finland:
    No competition in 2023
  • France:
    "Societies in Motion. Sports Between France and Germany" (2023/2024)
  • Georgia:
    "Faking History – A Tool of Propaganda" (2023/2024)
  • Germany:
    "More Than a Roof Over Your Head. The History of the Home" (2022/2023) | Award Ceremony 14 November, 2023
  • Ireland:
    Free choice of focus topic (2023/2024)
  • Israel:
    Free choice of focus topic (2022/2023) | Award Ceremony 24 October, 2023
  • Italy:
    "The Civil Calendar of Italians" (2023/2024)
  • Latvia:
    "A Street and Its Name" (2023/2024) I Award Ceremony 13 June 2024
  • Moldova:
    "Dismantling Propaganda in the History of the 20th Century – Call for Peace and Development" (2023/2024)
  • Norway:
    "My Family in the Light of History" (2023/2024)
  • Poland:
    No competition in 2023
  • Portugal:
    "Shared Purposes. Our Institutions and Their Histories" (2023/2024) (in cooperation with the Spanish competition)
  • Romania:
    No competition in 2023
  • Russia:
    Competition currently interrupted
  • Serbia:
    No competition in 2023
  • Slovak Republic:
    "Jumps Over Fences: Changes in the Demarcation of National Borders in Slovakia in the 20th and 21st Centuries and Their Consequences for the Lives of Local Inhabitants" (2023/2024)
  • Slovenia:
    No competition in 2023
  • Spain:
    "Shared Purposes. Our Institutions and Their Histories" (2023/2024) (in cooperation with the Portuguese competition)
  • Sweden:
    No competition in 2023
  • Switzerland:
    "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move" (2023/2025)
  • Ukraine:
    "Soviet Past: (Re)thinking of History in the Field of Propaganda of Values" (2023/2024)
  • Wales:
    "My Heritage" (2023/2024) | Award Ceremony 5 July, 2024