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

Belgian History Competition 2014/2015

"Everyday Life during World War I" is the topic of the current Belgian competition round. For detailed information about the competition click here.


Swiss History Competition

"Typically Swiss?" is the topic of the current Swiss competition round. Please find detailed competition information in this brochure.


Latvian History Competition 2014/2015

"The Story of the Artifact" is the topic of the current Latvian competition round. For detailed information about the competition click here.



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European Remembrance of 1989 - A Polish Perspective | 14 November 2014

Alicja Gluza, Zbigniew Gluza | Photos: Michal Radwański
Alicja Gluza, Zbigniew Gluza | Photos: Michal Radwański

Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee, interviewed two former activists of the Polish Solidarność movement and founders of the KARTA-centre in Warsaw, Alicja and Zbigniew Gluza. They talked about the culture of remembrance and the meaning of 1989 for today's Poland and Europe.

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The Final Curtain – New KARTA Publication on the Events of 1989 | 04 November 2014

New KARTA Publication
New KARTA Publication

25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Polish EUSTORY partner organisation Foundation KARTA Centre has issued a new publication that gives insights into the dynamics of 1989. The booklet provides pictures and a diary of events in six countries of the former Eastern Bloc: Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and the GDR.

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Is Peace in the Balkans deceptive? | 03 November 2014

Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer
Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer

In 2014, one hundred years after the First World War broke out and twenty-five years after the Iron Curtain came down, peace in the Western Balkans is still deceptive. Especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, social and ethnic tensions coupled with a far reaching scepticism and disappointment vis-à-vis the European Union form an explosive mixture.

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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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