The 13th award ceremony of EUSTORY Iberia took place on 23 October 2020 as part of the Real Maestranza Scholarships and Awards Ceremony. This year’s topic was "Political Transitions". More than 40 schools and 105 students from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Romania, Portugal and Spain took part in the competition, making the jury’s decision a tough one.
For the 2019/20 competition "Restarting Life From Scratch", 55 pupils explored their local or family past. Because the focus lay on migration, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) office in Georgia supported the current competition.
The year 2020 brought a global pandemic. All over the world we are experiencing how this corona crisis not only has a massive impact on our present but will also shape our future, because it seems to permeate all areas. How do we as individuals and as a society deal with these challenges? Will looking at past crises help us deal with current ones?
The Online History Camp “Don’t Look Back in Anger! Coping with Painful Pasts” brings history competition prize winners of four countries together. Young people from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will meet for six intensive weeks in online sessions to investigate and discuss matters of family and local history and their impact on the present.
Sometimes roads are rocky. So was Zana’s when she made her journey to last year’s EUSTORY Summit in Berlin and so is Kosovo’s until the present day. The history of her home country taught her to see every obstacle as a chance for change, both on the large and the small scale.
With an online award ceremony on 30 July 2020, the Irish National History Competition organisers made the most of a rather difficult situation. Their online celebration was able to create an atmosphere similar to the Oscars with the suspenseful revealing of prize winners at the end of their ceremony.
At EUSTORY‘s youth encounters participants can find friends with whom they can exchange ideas about important questions of politics and identity. In an interview, EUSTORY Alumnus Jonas from Germany explains why this is important to him.