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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaking at commemoration ceremony in Poland | Photo: German government/Steffen Kugler
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaking at commemoration ceremony in Poland | Photo: German government/Steffen Kugler

On the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, the German president attended the central commemoration ceremony in Warsaw. Three prizewinners of the German History Competition accompanied him.

EUSTORY Summit Logo 2019
EUSTORY Summit Logo 2019

The year 1989 is a symbol of the transitions in Europe. 30 years later, from 15 to 19 October 2019, the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit will bring together 120 young people from 30 countries in Europe and beyond in Berlin to explore how people experienced the transitions and what remains of the dream of a united Europe.

Israeli-Arab history teacher workshop | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Israeli-Arab history teacher workshop | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

The signs in the Middle East conflict are pointing to storms ahead rather than to a period of relaxation. Despite this, history teachers from Israel and the Occupied Territories have embarked on a joint programme to improve cooperation in everyday life.

Logo of the "The Welsh Schools Heritage Initiative" (WHSI)
Logo of the "The Welsh Schools Heritage Initiative" (WHSI)

The 29th award ceremony of the Welsh EUSTORY History Competition was held on 5 July 2019 at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. About 4,858 young people participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.

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

The eleventh edition of Bulgaria's National History Competition on the topic of “Childhood in History” has successfully finished. The winners were awarded in an official ceremony, which was held in the Central Military Club Sofia on 22 June 2019.

Slovak award winners with parents, teachers, members of jury, competition organiser | Photo: private
Slovak award winners with parents, teachers, members of jury, competition organiser | Photo: private

On 21 June 2019, the winners of the 14th Slovak History Competition were awarded at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava under auspices of the Slovak Commission for UNESCO.

Antonia Schmidlin, HISTORIA | Photo: Daniel Steiner
Antonia Schmidlin, HISTORIA | Photo: Daniel Steiner

For the first time in the Swiss history competition, works in five different languages were submitted in the current competition on the topic "Youth on the Move". Reason enough for Antonia Schmidlin of the management team to present her perspective on linguistic diversity at the award ceremony on 18 May 2019 in Zurich.

German History Competion certificate 2019
German History Competion certificate 2019

About 5,600 pupils conducted research in the current German History Competition entitled “Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning”. The Körber Foundation received a total of 1,992 contributions from teams and individuals. This constitutes the highest number of entries since 1993.

Organisers of the Italian History Competition 2019 | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo
Organisers of the Italian History Competition 2019 | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo

The award ceremony  of the Italian history competition took place on May 31, 2019 at the Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo which has been organising the competition since 2004. The topic of the 2018/19 edition was "Transitions: The Two Post-War Eras of the 20th Century”.