The EUSTORY history network promotes a multi-perspective approach to cultures of commemoration and fosters communication about crucial questions concerning the past and the present in Europe and neighbouring countries. EUSTORY connects non-governmental organisations conducting historical research competitions for young people from more than 20 countries in Europe and beyond.
With its activities, the EUSTORY network promotes an independent and critical approach to the past for a common European future. It also furthers a European perspective on local, regional and national history, shunning exclusion and promoting international understanding as well as historical-political education for young Europeans.
In over 20 countries, non-governmental organisations, foundations as well as history and civic education teacher organisations carry out historical research competitions for young people.
Detailed information about the organisations, their competitions and national activities can be found here: https://eustory.org.
Every year, the Körber Foundation organises a meeting of all member organisations in a different European country. More information about these annual network meetings can be found here: https://eustory.org/network-meetings.
The international history festival for young Europeans, the “EUSTORY Next Generation Summit”, History Camps and online projects offer the prize winners of the national history competitions the chance to use history as a laboratory for international understanding. Across borders, they reflect on the relevance of history for their own lives, their families or their countries of residence. They present their project results in innovative formats:
The EUSTORY History Campus offers young Europeans the opportunity to engage in a cross-border exchange on current questions of commemoration, identity as well as values in the past and the present. The online platform, containing a public blog and closed groups, furthers international dialogue and understanding in Europe and highlights the perspectives of tomorrow’s makers of Europe.
The Editors’ Programme is an international qualification and participation programme for alumni from activities of the Körber Foundation and the EUSTORY network. The Editors’ Group curates the EUSTORY History Campus Blog.