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) | Award Ceremony 28 June 2022
  • 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 2022
  • Bulgaria:
    "The Role of Cultural Heritage in the History and Traditions of my Homeland" (2020-2022)
  • Czech Republic:
    "The Impact of World History on Personal History in the 20th Century" (2022)
  • Denmark:
    "Communities" (2022/2023)
  • Estonia:
    "Signs of the Times - Time, Place, Humankind" (2021/2022) | Award Ceremony 13 May 2022
  • Finland:
    No competition in 2022
  • France:
    "Across Borders: Franco-German Life-Journeys" (2021/2022)
  • 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 11 May 2022
  • Israel:
    Free choice of focus topic (2021/2022)
  • Italy:
    "Total War and the Desire to Live" (2019-2021)
  • Latvia:
    "A Forgotten Historical and Cultural Monument" (2021/2022) | Award Ceremony t.b.a.
  • Moldova:
    "Dialogue Between Generations After 30 Years of Independence" (2021/2022) | Award Ceremony 18 June 2022
  • Norway:
    "My Family in the Light of History" (2021/2022)
  • Poland:
    No competition in 2022
  • Portugal:
    "Work & Crisis" (2021/2022) (in cooperation with the Spanish competition)
  • Romania:
    No competition in 2022
  • Russia:
    "Man in History – Russia in the 20th Century” (2020/2021) | Online Award Ceremony 15 May 2021
  • Serbia:
    No competition in 2022
  • Slovak Republic:
    "Monuments, Memorials, Historical Places" (2021/2022)
  • Slovenia:
    No competition in 2022
  • Spain:
    "Work & Crisis" (2021/2022) (in cooperation with the Portuguese competition)
  • Sweden:
    No competition in 2022
  • Switzerland:
    "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move" (2021-2023)
  • Ukraine:
    "Soviet Past: (Re)thinking the History" (2021/2022)
  • Wales:
    "My Heritage" (2021/2022) | Award Ceremony 8 July 2022