Building on its 2021 popularity, the Irish National History Competition returned another bumper crop of 18 high-calibre finalists from more than 80 entries. Such was the standard in 2022, organisers pushed their online awards announcement to ensure greater consensus among the judging panel.
How does the war in Ukraine affect EUSTORY History Competition Projects in Eastern Europe? More than a month after Russia started its attack on Ukraine, EUSTORY’s project partners of the DVV International cooperation share their perspective on the war and talk about impacts on their project activities.
35 staff members of national EUSTORY History Competitions used the network’s digital kick-off event of 2022 for a joint reflection of impacts of the war in Ukraine and other current challenges on their work.
The Georgian History Competition project team was invited to the morning show of Georgia’s widely known TV channel “Formula TV” and got the opportunity to present the 2021/2022 Georgian history competition to a wide audience.
The recent Danish competition's topic "A New Beginning" sparked the imagination and inventiveness of the participants. On 27 March 2022, the best entries were awarded in a festive ceremony at the big Danish historical festival “Historiske Dage” in Copenhagen.
The history competition project in Belarus came to a (premature) end in August 2021 when the DVV International country office had to end all its activities in the country due to a decision by the Belarusian authorities.
New website provides easy access to best practise and insights into project activities of the cooperation project “History Competitions in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (2017 – 2022)” by DVV International and Körber-Stiftung.
Even after the forced dissolution of MEMORIAL International, Körber-Stiftung and EUSTORY continue to stand by their partner organisation as well as its concern to promote an open approach to Russian and European history.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog Meets Prize Winners
On 27 December 2021, the President of the State of IsraelIsaac Herzog met with the prize winners of the Israeli History Competition 2021. The students who received their prizes during a large ceremony organised by The Historical Society of Israel submitted historical research projects on a topic of their choosing.