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Traces of the Russian Revolution in Europe 2017

The Journalist Natalia Konyashina interviewed participants of the workshop “Legacies of the Russian Revolution”, who have been uncovering the traces of the Russian Revolution during this Summit. Where do they still encounter traces of the revolution in their daily life today? And what did they learn during the intense work on the topic during the Summit? Find out the answers below! By ...

Food and Faith: Practising religion during the Summit

Going to the synagogue three times a day, praying with a branch of a palm tree and eating kosher food. Orthodox Judaism demands many rules to be obeyed. Shahar from Israel, an orthodox Jew himself, explains how he managed to keep his lifestyle while attending the EUSTORY Summit:    

What was most inspiring at the Summit so far?

Jonas, Denmark Sara, Slovenia Ronja, Germany Florian, Germany Bohdana, Yuliia & Krystyna, Ukraine Andreas, Belgium  


This a very important experience. Normally, you are going through your daily life, go to university, learn many things about your field, but don’t learn about the people and how history is really made. So if we don’t talk to each other, it is like we are living in one world, but seperated. We need the effort to understand each other.

Why is history important to you?

Driven by their passion for history more than 100 young Europeans made their way to Berlin, against all odds: storm Xavier devastated northern parts of Germany cutting of train connections to the German capital. Five participants told us why history is important to them. Anete, Latvia Elvira, Russia Andreas, Belgium Sarah, Ireland Pauline, Germany


I enjoyed my workshop, because we work in groups and discuss a lot. Populism is a topic of history, but also of the present as you can see in the elections nowadays.

Debate: European crisis as a misperception?

“I sensed a shared concern for maintaining European peace order and a commonly held aspiration to address the populism, nationalism, illiberalism, radicalism that we have in Europe”, said Franck Düvell after his talks with participants of the EUSTORY Summit in Berlin. Düvell, who does research and teaches at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society in Oxford, was one of the 30 experts and moder...

Participant Quote

I strongly believe that we need to take a look at history because nothing simply happens, there is a story and a bigger context behind everything.