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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.

Belarusian awardee at the ceremony inside the Azgur Museum in Minsk | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Belarusian awardee at the ceremony inside the Azgur Museum in Minsk | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Kiev, Minsk, Chisinau, Tbilisi - in the summer of 2018, these capitals clearly demonstrated how valuable the examination of local and family history by young people can be for societies in Eastern Europe.

EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

One hundred years after the end of the First World War, this year's EUSTORY Next Generation Summit focuses on war and peace in Europe. Prize winners and alumni of national history competitions from 25 European countries will come together in November in Berlin to investigate ways of cross-border understanding.

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier | Photo: David Ausserhofer
German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier | Photo: David Ausserhofer

"Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning" is the topic of the 26th call for entries for the Federal President's History Competition. From 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019, all children and young people in Germany under the age of 21 will be invited to search for historical traces.

History teachers exchanging experiences | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
History teachers exchanging experiences | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

In a time of tense political relations, some of the most active and experienced history competition tutors from Russia and Germany met in Berlin on 25 June for an exchange about their activities in the competitions.

Presentation of Welsh winners’ work 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Presentation of Welsh winners’ work 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

On 6 July 2018, the prizewinners of the Welsh history competition received their awards at the Glyntaff Upper Campus of the University of South Wales in Pontypridd. About 5,400 young people participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.

Slovak award winners with tutors, members of jury, competition organisers and other guests | Photo: private
Slovak award winners with tutors, members of jury, competition organisers and other guests | Photo: private

On 22 June 2018, the winners of the 13th Slovak History Competition were awarded at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava. Under the topic "Fragility of Liberty” 64 participants handed in 37 entries. Most of them were group works.

Distribution of special prizes at Georgian award ceremony | Photo: Irakli Khvadagiani/SovLab
Distribution of special prizes at Georgian award ceremony | Photo: Irakli Khvadagiani/SovLab

On Friday, 22 June 2018, the award ceremony for the first Georgian history competition took place at the “Writer’s House” in Tbilisi. The fin-de-siècle building formed a suitable setting for the ceremony which was attended by around 70 participants and tutors.