On 16 November 2021, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honoured this year’s first prize winners of the German History Competition in his official residence Bellevue Palace in Berlin. The topic of the competition was “Times in Motion: Sports and Society" which encouraged over 3,400 young people nationwide to send in 1,349 entries.
There has been a further escalation in the fight of Russian authorities against the country’s civil society: On 11 November, the International MEMORIAL Society in Moscow has received a court summons that aims at the organisation’s liquidation under the “foreign agents” act. MEMORIAL is one of the founding members of EUSTORY and thus a long-standing partner of both the networks and Körber-Stiftung.
For the first time in the history of the Czech History Competition, the three main prize winners were selected during the actual award ceremony. On 22 October 2021, 10 finalists of the competition’s first round gathered at PANT Centrum in Ostrava to present their works.
One hundred sixty participants from Spain and Portugal, as well as from Peru, Chile, Colombia, Cuba and Guatemala handed in 48 contributions revolving around the topic “Work and Crisis” to the 14th Iberian History Competition. Forming an integral part of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda’s Awards and Scholarships Ceremony, the prize winners were awarded on 15 October 2021.
On 10 September, organisers, teachers, prize winners, friends and partners of the Slovak History Competition enjoyed a lively joint event in Bratislava, celebrating the results and findings of the past two competitions of 2019/20 and of 2020/21. Both competitions were affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
For two decades, EUSTORY has been motivating young Europeans to ask their own questions about history and to find answers to those questions that often cannot be found in textbooks. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary this September, EUSTORY presents a wide range of insights into its work.
Friday 2 July 2021 saw the first ever virtual awards ceremony in the history of the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative (WHSI). It was uncertain how many entries would be received in such a climate but the WHSI was delighted to have received over 30 entries from over 3,300 young people who participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.