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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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A month ago, we presented the first works that were created during the Online History Camp 2020 “Don’t Look Back in Anger! Coping With Painful Pasts”. Now, we are very proud to share three more projects with you: Three participants from Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia bring to life the experiences of their relatives during the "Dark and Sweet 90s", following the collapse of the Soviet Union, with moving comic images and photos. Three bicycles play an important role as well in the times of transition following the collapse of the Soviet Union as the stories of three people from Ukraine show. Moreover, three participants from Moldova take you on a journey through their country and through time that shows important historical events and topics of debate that are still important in Moldova.

If you want to find out more about the participants’ creative and moving works visit the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus.

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If you are curious about the Online History Camp, what the work was like during the weeks of the camp and what participants say about it, you can find an article on the #EUSTORY website

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The Online History Camp 2020 was organised by Körber-Stiftung. The cooperation project of DDV International and Körber-Stiftung is funded by @auswaertigesamt.

#historymatters #CivilSocietyCooperation #painfulpast #hope #Belarus #Georgia #Ukraine #Moldova #ww2 #SovietUnion

Have you ever had the experience that something that you discovered in your environment caught your attention so much that you wanted to find out more about it – no matter what?

#EUSTORY #HistoryCampus author Phillip from Germany had such an experience: He discovered an unusual gravestone on the cemetery in his hometown. And this discovery led to an almost two year long journey through archives, local history societies and to church congregations. In the end, his findings tell the almost forgotten story of a man, present less known and researched aspects of forced labour in Germany during World War II – and show what the fate of forced labourers looked like after the war. Additionally, it poses the important question: What do we remember and how do we remember it?

If you want to know more about Phillip’s research journey and about Gabriel Kulczycki, the man who is commemorated by the gravestone that Phillip discovered, read his article on the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus blog.

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#historymatters #forcedlabourers #forcedlabor #forcedlabour #ww2 #worldwar2 #Germany #Ukraine #remembrance

Photo: Phillip Landgrebe

Six weeks ago, the participants of the Online History Camp 2020 set out to find answers to the question of how to look back on difficult times in our past – not with anger but in ways that allow us to learn from the past. Now, after weeks of intense discussions, research, creative work and reflections for the 18 participants from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine the Online History Camp has successfully finished. And the participants found their very own answers to the question of how to look back on painful pasts: Following the traces of Jewish life in Vitebsk, addressing the painful past of war and displacement and focusing the attention on the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl are a few examples of the range of topics participants dealt with.

To find out more about their creative work (which is highly interactive, so you don’t have to fear long texts 😉) and how the participants looked back on the painful pasts of their immediate environment, visit the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus.

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The Online History Camp 2020 was organised by Körber-Stiftung. The cooperation project of DVV International and Körber-Stiftung is funded by @auswaertigesamt.

#historymatters #CivilSocietyCooperation #painfulpast #hope #Belarus #Georgia #war #chernobyl #displacement #judaism

2020 was the year of the pandemic. But as there is a light in every darkness and at each end of the tunnel, it also has had many different insights for every single one of us.

With 2021 in sight, members of the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus Editors team share some of their perspectives on this extraordinary year: Ten decisive moments of the year from Denmark, an old Irish ballad giving new hope, a selection of four Corona-Walking-Tours in Germany and Poland, texts to think and a photo to smile about are just some examples of what the Editors want to share.

If you want to be inspired by these moments of light and positivity, visit the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus blog.

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💬 And we would also like to know from you: How are you looking back on this crazy and difficult year? What are your plans and hopes for the next one?

The #HistoryCampus Editors team sends their best wishes from their corners of the world to yours and wish all the best for a happy and different 2021! 🎉

#covid19 #pandemic #coronavirus #Europe #interactivemap #blog #makecovidhistory #hope #positivity

How would you react if the world around you changes from one day to the next?

#EUSTORY #HistoryCampus blogger Jakob spoke with his grandfather exactly about such a time: When German troops occupied Denmark during World War II, his grandfather’s life changed very abruptly. First, he reacted with a certain curiosity towards the new situation, but also fear and danger came with the changes.

Do you want to find out more about how Jakob’s grandfather reacted to these immense changes in his life and what he experienced during the German occupation in Denmark during World War II? Then you can find Jakob’s article on the #EUSTORY #HistoryCampus blog!

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Photo: Private

#WWII #wwiihistory #Denmark #GermanOccupation #resistance #neveragain #historymatters