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Karsten Korbøl | Photo: Caroline Reistad / Fritt Ord
Karsten Korbøl | Photo: Caroline Reistad / Fritt Ord

The first Norwegian History Competition took place in 1999/2000. Karsten Korbøl, teacher of History and Civics, has been serving as the coordinator of the competition since 2006. In this interview he reviews the competition’s impact and the specific role history is playing in his country.

How do young people perceive the current state of Europe? | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
How do young people perceive the current state of Europe? | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

What Do Young People Think About Europe?

At the recent EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Berlin, the focus was on the processes of producing, negotiating and maintaining peace in Europe. As part of its new focus topic »The Value of Europe«, the Körber-Stiftung asked young people about the most important European values ​​and their concerns about the future of Europe.

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First Georgian history competition "My Ancestors at My Age"
First Georgian history competition "My Ancestors at My Age"

A detailed brochure presents results of the first Georgian history competition project of 2017/18. The publication gives insights into six of the winning entries and reflects the experiences of the pilot project.

Trixi Steil and Lara Mia Padmadaban together with Vanessa von Kolpinski on the podium of the international conference "20 Years of Washington Principles: Ways into the Future" on 27 November 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Two EUSTORY Alumae on podium ofinternational conference | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

At present, questions of looted art, loss of cultural assets and the restitution of art have regularly been in the headlines.  Who owns art today that was stolen 60 years ago and now hangs in museums? Two EUSTORY prizewinners presented their views at an international conference in Berlin.

EUSTORY Summit 2018 group photo | Photo: D. Ausserhofer
EUSTORY Summit 2018 group photo | Photo: D. Ausserhofer

EUSTORY Summit 2018: Making Peace with History

Discussing history is rarely so fresh, lively and intense: At the end of the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Berlin, 120 young Europeans presented their views on war and peace in the past and present at the Alte Börse Marzahn.

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Afua Hirsch at EUSTORY Summit 2018 Opening Event | Photo: D. Ausserhofer
Afua Hirsch at EUSTORY Summit 2018 Opening Event | Photo: D. Ausserhofer

Is there such a thing as a common memory in Europe - and do we need it at all? This was the guiding question at the "Youth for Peace" event which opened the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 and an international youth meeting of the Franco-German Youth Foundation on 14 November 2018 in the Bolle Festsäle in Berlin.

Prize winners of the Polish History Competition 2018 | Photo: Maciej Łabudzki
Prize winners of the Polish History Competition 2018 | Photo: Maciej Łabudzki

In 2018, one hundred years after the independence of Poland, the 21st Polish history competition with the topic "Contemporaries of Independence" added a grass-root perspective to this occasion. On 9 November 2018, the winners of the competition received their prizes in the »History Meeting House«.

EUSTORY Summit 2018 Opening Event | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
EUSTORY Summit 2018 Opening Event | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

This year's EUSTORY Next Generation Summit of the Körber Foundation and the European Youth Meeting "Youth for Peace - 100 Years After World War I, 100 Ideas for Peace" of the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) and its partners will be opened with a joint kick-off event on 14 November in Berlin, Germany.

Award ceremony in the library of the Real Maestranza de la Caballería de Ronda | Photo: Centro Imagen
Award ceremony in the library of the Real Maestranza de la Caballería de Ronda | Photo: Centro Imagen

On 26 October 2018, the prizewinners of the 11th Iberian History Competition received their awards at the emblematic library of the Real Maestranza de la Caballeria de Ronda in Spain.