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About the EUSTORY History Campus

This is a space for young perspectives on current events, identity, history and its relevance for the present.

The EUSTORY History Campus gives voice to personal stories and perspectives on history and identity of young Europeans. It was initiated by Körber-Stiftung and the EUSTORY Network to show the interplay of history, society and current politics in order to achieve a sense of responsibility for a common Europe.

Critical thinking, creative approaches and the curiosity to develop new attitudes towards historical and social topics unite young people from more than 30 countries.

On the public blog young EUSTORY History Campus authors publish articles, opinion pieces and personal stories about topics related to history, society and identity.

During EUSTORY SummitsHistory Camps and online projects organised by Körber-Stiftung and EUSTORY, prize winners from EUSTORY history competitions meet and work together to use history as a laboratory for international understanding.


Editors' Group

The Editors receive coaching by journalists, set the agenda for the blog and support authors in the writing and editing process.


EUSTORY is an informal, international network of non-governmental organisations carrying out historical research competitions for youth in 25 European countries. It creates space for encounters and facilitates dialogue on shared European history and future in regular international youth seminars. Eventually it promotes the significance of history for a common European future through international conferences and workshops. EUSTORY was established in 2001 and since then more than 200,000 young Europeans participated in national EUSTORY history competitions. The EUSTORY prize winner activities and meetengs as well as EUSTORY Alumni projects set the basis for the EUSTORY History Campus. For more information see http://eustory.eu/about-us.html

Colloquial description for participants of EUSTORY activities and members of the network.

Click on <a href=”/register”>Register</a> and create your account by choosing a username and a password. Please, fill in the form as well. Only your name, place of residence, languages spoken and current occupation can be seen by other members of the platform. They are invisible to visitors of the website who are not registered for the internal part of the platform. Other personal details can only seen by administrators of the platform. At the end of the registration process you have to solve the small arithmetic to get the anti-spam code. After you received a confirmation via email, you can login.

All former participants of EUSTORY or Körber Foundation activities. Participants from partner organisations who participate in EUSTORY events can also become a part of our alumni network.

The EUSTORY History Campus is a platform for young Europeans who are interested in history and want to enter into a dialogue about history with their peers. In the public section of the platform we post articles about selected topics related to European history and identity. On this platform we also offer seminars and workshops for young Europeans from our networks and provide a safe space for exchange and discussions in the password-protected area and closed groups on our platform.

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🇮🇪 On 21 November 1920 in Ireland, more than 30 people were killed in different events connected to the Irish War of Independence. Today, the day is known as “Bloody Sunday” and is considered one of the most violent events in the Irish War of Independence.

#EUSTORY #HistoryCampus blogger Neasa (@slipperdog00) discovered a close entanglement between her family history and the historic events back then. This led her to question long-held opinions and judgements.
Check out Neasa’s article on the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus blog!

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#BloodySunday1920 #BloodySunday #BloodySunday100 #irishhistory #crokepark #ireland #dublin #irishwarofindependence #remembrance #historymatters

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47290943@N03/26931112476, CCO

Do you want to know more about the way people in Spain experienced #LaTransición, the transition from dictatorship to Democracy, in the years 1979-81? Then check out the two parts documentary film series “Después de…” by Cecilia y José Juan Bartolomé that the @institutocervanteshamburg, our cooperation partner for our talk on 16 November 2020, offers on their website.

It’s in Spanish, with English subtitles and even free of charge! What more do you need for an interesting movie night? 🍿

You can watch the films on the website of the @institutocervanteshamburg from 13 November 2020 at 8 p.m. (CET) until 17 November 2020 at 8 p.m. (CET)

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Photos: Cecilia Bartolomé

#LaTransición #historymatters #europeanhistory #Spain

„I want to contribute to change in my home country” – this is what drives #EUSTORY alumna Elene (@e_meskhi ) from Georgia.

For the portrait of the #EUSTORY alumna Melina Heinze spoke to Elene about change and the various meanings it has for her:

🇬🇪 Change has been part of Georgian history, states Elene, but changes are evaluated differently and remembrance of the Soviet past is still divided.

🧪 But Elene also takes matters in her own hands in the present to bring about the change she wants to see in the realm of school education.

👥 And her own way of thinking changed when she participated in the #EUSTORYSummit 2019 where she got to know other Europeans in quite an intimate way.

Do you want to find out more about Elene, how she brings change to natural science education in Georgia, what exactly she experienced during the #EUSTORYSummit 2019 and how she sees the different approaches to history in Georgia? Then you can find the complete interview with Elene on the #EUSTORY website.

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Photo: Private

#EUSTORY #Alumni #Georgia #Europe #history #historymatters #EUSTORYSummit #MeetEustory #change

Neighbours, Enemies or two branches of the same tree? Tensions between 🇧🇬 Bulgaria and 🇲🇰 North Macedonia have been on the rise in the past weeks. Bulgaria even threatened to veto the launch of 🇪🇺 EU accession talks with North Macedonia over concerns regarding history and identity: Both countries claim some historical figures as their own. Who does their shared history belong to?

Kristijan from North Macedonia and Liliana (@lrumenova) from Bulgaria talk about this dispute about history, identity and language between their countries.

👉 Check out the entire conversation via the link in bio!

#history #identity #blog #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus #northmacedonia #bulgaria #language #sharedhistory

We have even more wonderful news from our network: The Georgian #EUSTORY History Competition was successfully completed as well and their award ceremony is going to take place today! 🎉🏆

The organisers chose the topic "Migration - Restarting Life From Scratch" for the current competition. 55 young people researched history in their immediate environment that had to do with this topic and handed in 40 contributions. Here, the jury also had a hard time choosing among all the great works!

Congratulations to all prize winners for their outstanding works! We congratulate as well all participants and organisers for their effort and commitment! 👏

The Georgian history competition was organised by @sovlab_ and bitte taggen Georgian Association of History Educators (GAHE), in cooperation with DVV International and Körber-Stiftung and is funded by @auswaertigesamt.

If you want to read more about the Georgian history competition, you can visit their profile on the EUSTORY website.

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Photo: SovLab

#historycompetitions #EUSTORY #eustorynetwork #CivilSocietyCooperation #history #historymatters