15/12/2017

Aktuálny newsletter EUSTORY v Európe:
 

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­ UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES, OVERCOMING DIVISIONS ­
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­ EUSTORY is an informal network of non-governmental organisations carrying out historical research competitions for young people in Europe. The network was initiated by the Koerber Foundation in Germany and it connects more than 20 civic organisations from over 20 countries. ­
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In Focus
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­ First EUSTORY Summit:
Diverse, controversial and creative


In October, 100 young Europeans from 27 countries critically examined relevant topics of European history in Berlin. Together with 30 experts, they dealt with the topics of populism, violence, migration and different policies of history by starting from personal experiences. Their workshop results add to Europe’s commemorative cultures.

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History in Europe: Insights
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»Quite a demanding experience«

Blandine Smilansky, educator at the House of European History in Brussels, explains how the museum serves as a reservoir of European memory, why many exhibits lack labels and how she 'reopened' showcases of the permanent exhibition to modification by young Europeans.

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More religious dimensions in history lessons – a pledge

More than 5,000 students conducted projects in the German history competition 2016/17 on the topic of »God and the world. Religion makes history«. Frank-Michael Kuhlemann, professor of modern history and history didactics, reflects on the values of considering religions' impacts in history lessons and looks for interpretations why Islam only played a marginal role in the current students’ entries. 

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Impressions from Serbia: Can songs divide us?

Milena Tatalovic from Serbia reflects on her experiences with music at the service of patriotism in the Balkans. The EUSTORY alumna shared a personal story about an intense debate on historical heritage during a Slava celebration, a traditional Serbian family feast.

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Promoting open approaches to history in Eastern Europe

Local heroes, youth, family or local communities in history – these topics are highlighted in four history competition rounds for young students that start in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in December 2017. The competitions, two of them pilot projects, are organized under the umbrella of a cooperation project between DVV International, Koerber Foundation and local NGOs.

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Teaching and Learning History: Best Practise
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Challenges of digitalisation: Answers from Italy

How do digitalization and the internet affect our awareness of the past and the way students approach history? This is the challenge the Italian Fondazione per la Scuola has accepted in 2012 when relaunching the concept of their students’ history competition project that is member of the EUSTORY Network.

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Expanding the historical narrative in the Ukraine

How to talk about war in history in times of current military activities in a country? NOVA DOBA, a NGO situated in Lviv and organiser of the Ukrainian EUSTORY history competition, just finished a project in search of new paths for history education in the Ukraine.

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News from EUSTORY Competitions and Partners
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Poland

Get insights into the best eight entries on the current Polish History Competition topic »Hidden History – undiscovered, untold, unheard...«

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Czech Republic

Zdeněk Hazdra, Director of the Institute for Totalitarian Research in Prague, reflects on the contribution of everyday history to the culture of remembrance in Europe. He started his career with a contribution to the Czech EUSTORY history competition.

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Call for Editors

The History Campus Editors Group is looking for fresh support in 2018! Young people aged 18-30 can apply and shape the coverage of history and identity in Europe on the History Campus blog!

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Switzerland

The new topic of the Swiss EUSTORY history competition 2017-2019 is "Historical Investigation/Youth on the Move". Young people between the age of 14 and 21 are invited to hand in papers in German, French or Italian.

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France

The French EUSTORY history competition launches the topic: "War and peace in the context of the World War I. From the trenches to the idea of a united Europe".

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International Office

The Team of the International EUSTORY Office in Hamburg is sending Season's Greetings and wishes everybody a peaceful New Year!

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­ Further current EUSTORY competitions ­
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Upcoming Events
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14 December 2017
EUSTORY Ukraine

Start of a History Camp for Ukraine prize winners in Lviv
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15 December 2017
EUSTORY Ukraine

Competition Start
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16 December 2017
EUSTORY Bulgaria

Award Ceremony
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