War in Ukraine

We are watching the Russian regime’s attack on Ukraine in horror. We stand with our colleagues, partners, alumni and with all people who are forced into this war. We will continue bringing together young people from different countries in Europe and beyond to share and discuss perspectives on history and identities – something that is more important than ever.

War in Ukraine

For young Ukrainians, war has become a constant companion long before 2022…

 

Where Were You When… the War in Ukraine Began in 2014?

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is back on the international agenda.On a political level, we can trace all the steps in the series of armed confrontations. But how do young people experience t...

Travelling Nowhere

Olexandr grew up in Sverdlovsk, a small mining town close to the Russian border. When war reached his hometown on June 2...

Life and Hope in the Age of Crisis – Experiences of 4 Young Ukrainians

The recent past in the Ukraine was marked by several crises, interrupted by short periods of well-being. Taras Oleksyn p...

A New Meaning to an Old Book

I was twelve years old. And I clearly remember the MI-24 combat attack helicopter flying over our garden, which for me s...

#30PostSovietYears

A collapse with consequences: In 1991, the Soviet Union officially dissolved. Perspectives on a turning point and its legacies.

EUSTORY Youth Activities 2021

How to cope with conflicts resulting from different perspectives on the past? Young Europeans developed a tool kit for peaceful and democratic conflict resolution in a digital workshop programme.

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Check the Retrospect of The Language of Democracy

What does remain? Thirty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and socialist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, participants explored the pasts’ (in-)visible legacies in the urban space.

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Memory Suitcase

A Memory Suitcase is something that every one of us has: a real physical suitcase, an old shoe box or in our minds. It contains objects, images and other items we collect in the course of our life and they become a symbol of our very personal history. What is in your Memory Suitcase?

Identity

How does the past affect us and our perception of the present? A glance at the power of history.

 

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Clash of Cultures: A German Girl in the American Midwest

Different views on religion can harbour potential for conflict. Our author Marlene from Germany declares herself an atheist. However, her time as a member of a Lutheran youth group during an exchange ...

The Green Cigar Box or: How to Deal With Your Family’s Nazi Past

An empty cigar box containing the burden of a heavy-weighing family history: When German-Australian student Kelly found ...

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Making Friends with Music: In Search of Traditional Tunes

A carrier of family memories, a European meeting point and a gate to new friendships: For Rusudan from Georgia, the pian...

Discovering China: The Art of Finding Yourself

Experiencing China from a Georgian perspective: Mertsia about the importance of language, cuisine and finding ways to in...

Moldova’s Pathway Through the 20th Century

In an interactive map, Ilinca, Veronica and Oxana from Moldova show how a painful past and present Moldovan identities b...

Populism

Radicalisation, Populism, Nationalism: Are we drifting apart?
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Polish Populism Plague

The Polish law students Witold Janas and Marek Kaczmarczyk sum up what happened with the Polish judiciary system since 2...

My Life Without A National Identity

Maria from Sweden wonders whether all this hostility in the debates about how the respective nationa...

A Memory You Can Wear

Jonas from Denmark ponderes the question which item carries the most meaning and memories of his own...

Fake or Real? The Media in the Era of ›Post Truth‹

Participants of the Workshop "Fake or Real?" explore media in the era of ›post truth‹ and trained to...

Analysing Populism: Against Radicalisation in Contemporary Europe

Right-wing populism is omnipresent in Europe. What does it have to do with history? And what possibl...