In Focus: Turning Points

Dorin Rottenshtreich Robin from Israel and Leonardo Galanti from Italy, two of 2014’s first prize winners | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Dorin Rottenshtreich Robin from Israel and Leonardo Galanti from Italy, two of 2014’s first prize winners | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

 

Impressions of prize-winning projects

On the occasion of the EUSTORY History Camp in Oslo, impressions of some of the participants’ prize-winning projects can be explored in our “Competition Entries” section. Among them are those by Dorin Rottenshtreich Robin from Israel and Leonardo Galanti from Italy, two of 2014’s first prize winners. The two High School graduates addressed the topics of “Attitudes toward the Other as Reflected in History” and “’14-’18: The Great War”, their home countries’ competition topics.

What the two prize winners exactly dealt with in their projects, can be read in short summaries about them and their work. Read more about Leonardo’s work here. Read more about Dorin’s work here.

Beside the two above-mentioned contributions one can find many other interesting works by current History Camp participants. Featured are single and group projects from late as well as former competitions from the EUSTORY Network.

The Legacy of World War I

The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola
The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola


2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We will highlight EUSTORY events and resources.


Young History Forum

Norwegian History Competition 2014/2015

"My Family in the Light of History" is the topic of the current Norwegian competition round. For detailed information about the competition click here. To download the competition brochure click here.


French History Competition 2014/2015

French poster for competition round 2014/2015

"Europe on the battlefields – the legacy of World War I for us today” is the topic of the French competition in 2014/2015. For information about the French history competition go here, to download the flyer, click here.


German History Competition 2014/2015

German poster for competition round 2014/2015

"Being different. Outsiders in history" is the topic of the German competition in 2014/2015. Young people under 21 years are asked to send in their contributions until 28 February 2015 . For information about the German history competition go here.


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Start of New Competition Rounds 2014/2015 | 17 October 2014

Belgium's History Competition Topic | Copyright: BELvue/King Baudouin Foundation
Belgium's History Competition Topic | Copyright: BELvue/King Baudouin Foundation

Several EUSTORY countries announced their new topics and started their next competition round within the last few weeks. The topics are as varied as they can be and as they were in history. However, 2015 is right in the middle of  the commemorative years of World War I (2014-2018), and therefore some countries are concentrating on World War I and its many different aspects: “Everyday Life during World War I” (Belgium), “Europe on the Battlefields - The Legacy of World War I for Us Today” (France) and “Remembering World War I” (Slovenia).

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Bulgarian Award Ceremony | 11 October 2014

Bulgarian Award Ceremony 2014 | Photo: Values Foundation
Bulgarian Award Ceremony 2014 | Photo: Values Foundation

The award ceremony of this year’s Bulgarian history competition took place in Sofia on 11 October 2014. The topic was "Protests in History: Discontent, Confrontation, Rebelliousness." A total of 127 pupils handed in 87 research works. Many of the entries dealt with the antifascist resistance in Bulgaria in the 1940s, but the more recent communist past was also subject to research.

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EUSTORY France Announces New Competition Round | 06 October 2014

Mobilisation in Paris, 1914| Copyright: Parisienne de photographie, Viollet Keystone
Mobilisation in Paris, 1914 | Copyright: Parisienne de photographie, Viollet Keystone

This year, the EUSTORY Competition in France takes places for the second time. After the Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors announced the very first French competition in 2012-2013 as a pilot project, they started the second round in September/October 2014 with the help of a consortium of partner organisations.

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Visit Online Photo-Exhibition #balticeye | 02 October 2014

Visit the exhibition!
Visit the exhibition!

Two countries, two cities, one border, one Baltic identity? At the First Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue 22 young Europeans from 12 different countries around the Baltic Sea discussed and photographed the history and future of borders and identities. Their pictures are now on display in the virtual exhibition #balticeye.

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First Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue in Estonia and Russia | 08 September 2014

The Narva River, border between Estonia and Russia | Copyright: CBSS Secretariat
The Narva River, border between Estonia and Russia | Copyright: CBSS Secretariat

On 10 September 2014, the First Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue starts in Estonia and Russia. It is organised in cooperation with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat and the Narva College. Twenty-five young Europeans from twelve countries will discuss and explore the history and future of borders and identities. Two thirds of the participants are EUSTORY prize winners, while the other third comes from the CBSS youth network.

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EUSTORY History Camp in Oslo | 26 August 2014

Young Europeans presenting their results of a EUSTORY workshop | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer
Young Europeans presenting their results of a EUSTORY workshop | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer

On August 27, this year’s next EUSTORY History Camp starts in Oslo. It was organised in cooperation with the Norwegian Association of History Teachers and the Fritt Ord Foundation. For one week, 25 prize winners of 12 national history competitions will explore the topic of “National Constitutions and European Democracies in Times of Crisis”.

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Portugal joins EUSTORY Network | 14 August 2014

M.M. de Barros and I.H. de La Muela, organisers of the first Iberian EUSTORY Competition| Photo: David Ausserhofer
The organisers of the first Iberian EUSTORY Competition | Photo: David Ausserhofer

Bem-vindo Portugal! The EUSTORY Network welcomes its 25th member. The first Portuguese History Competition “História para Jovens - History for Youth” was launched this year. It is an Iberian project, conducted in cooperation with EUSTORY and its Spanish network member, the Real Maestranza de Caballeriá de Ronda.

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New National Patron of Denmark's History Competition | 01 August 2014

Mogens Lykketoft | Photo: Burkhard Sievers
Danish Award Ceremony | Photo: Burkhard Sievers

Mogens Lykketoft is the new patron of the Danish History Competition. Mr. Lykketoft has been a member of the Danish Social Democrats since 1964 and in September 2011 became Speaker of the Folketing, the Danish Parliament. He hosted the Danish award ceremony on June 19, 2014.

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