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Stressing the importance of national borders, nationalism and nationalistic movements regularly throw Europe’s unity off balance. However, national elections, waving national flags at sport events or our national IDs show that nationalism (in)visibly shapes our everyday life.

Magnets in a Souvenir Shop in Belgrade/Serbia showing Russia's president Wladimir Putin.

Alien Conspiracies, Football and Kosovo – Serbia’s Youth Caught In-Between

In Serbia, Nationalism inspires the youth. Petar from Belgrade analyses what Putin Magnets and war songs have to do with Serbia's past and present.

A Second Look at Right Wing Poland

Paweł (Poland) talked to young Polish people about xenophobie and discovers a situation much more complex than it appears at first glance.

My Life Without A National Identity

Maria from Sweden wonders whether all this hostility in the debates about how the respective national culture should be defined is necessary at all as she lives perfectly happy without a national identity.

Am I of the West?

Joschka Fischer, once perceived as symbol of a new political era, is now writing books and giving speeches on political crisis, the West without a leader, democracies in danger. For younger people, he is already part of ... (more)

#callFrance: Whom to Vote for? Vote at all?

We asked two French women on their perspectives towards the French elections of 2017.

Rallying for the Reconquista – Incognito Among the Identitarians

After a long camapaign the Austrian Voters finally elected Alexander von der Bellen as the new president. The candidate of the far-right party FPÖ, Norbert Hofer, got more than 46 percent of the vote. With this, the FPÖ,... (more)

“Three Hours per Victim” or “The Rape of Serbia”

On the 24th of March 2016 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted the Bosnian Serb’s wartime-leader Radovan Karadžić on 10 out of 11 accusations of war crimes during the Bosni... (more)

Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of the right-wing populist party “Law and Justice”

Erect a Memorial – Erase the Past. the Memorial to the Victims of the German Occupation in Budapest and the Controversy Around it

Nobody cares about art? When ideology and historical revisionism mingle in a sculpture memorising victims of Nazi Germany in Hungary, the controversy about ‘Who is a victim and who is not?’ becomes too hot to erect the m... (more)

Is History an Obstacle to Future Peace Building?

Daniel Gjokjeski (28) from Macedonia summed up his impressions from some events he attended recently, all reflecting possible ways of fostering peace in the Western Balkans. Daniel asks the vital question: How much are w... (more)

History Camp 2014 in Oslo | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

“The Absence of war is far From Being Peace“

There are so many present problems and pressing issues which are linked to World War I, the prime catastrophe of the 20th century. At the same time it shows that hardly anyone learns from history. Haris Huremagić (20), a... (more)

History Camp 2014 in Oslo | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

The »Concept of Trust« as a Determining Factor in Norwegian Politics and Society

Twenty-three young Europeans from 12 countries met in Oslo for the Eustory History Camp “National Constitutions and European Democracies in Times of Crisis”. Read how participant Jan Schmelter (19) reflects o... (more)

Between Propaganda and Historical Truth

  You can tell that the 100th anniversary of World War One (WWI) is approaching by observing the growing number of recent publications on the topic or by following the numerous debates about the reasons for the outb... (more)

Stereotypes in a historical context

In September 2013 young Europeans from 15 different countries met at the EUSTORY-Academy in Ronda, Spain, reflecting the construction and deconstruction of stereotypes.  During the First World War the battlefields w... (more)

Shifting borders – Changing Lives

2014 marks the Centenary of the First World War, a war that changed Europe as it was and had huge consequences for millions of people. Once great and extensive multinational empires slowly shrank in the course of history... (more)