Learning Through Research

"Learning Through Research" is the common underlying concept of all EUSTORY competitions. Every year, young Europeans from EUSTORY member countries set out on the trails of history, tracking numerous themes.

Students interview contemporary witnesses, use family sources such as letters, diaries and photographs, search for original material in archives or visit the scenes of historical events. They thus examine and consider history from different perspectives and draw their own conclusions. They liberate themselves from prejudices and develop the ability to think critically. In that way, they lay the foundations for active participation in society.


EUSTORY Competitions - Award Ceremonies & Topics

Below you find the topics of the current competitions of EUSTORY members and, if available, the date of their award ceremony. Click on the name of the country to learn more.

  • Belarus:
    "Behind the Scenes: From the History of the Family to the History of the Community" (2019/2020)
  • Belgium:
    No competition in 2019
  • Bulgaria:
    "Childhood in History" (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 22 June 2019
  • Czech Republic:
    "Places, Personalities, Events - What Made History in the 19th and 20th Century?“ (2018/2019)
  • Denmark:
    "My City" (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 31 March 2019
  • Estonia:
    "Freedom" (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 3 May 2019
  • Finland:
    No competition in 2019
  • France:
    "Peace After the First World War in France, Germany and Europe. Memories and Heritage of a Global Conflict" (2018/2019)
  • Germany:
    "Enough Is Enough - Crisis, Change, a New Beginning" (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 19 November 2019
  • Ireland:
    Free choice of focus topic | Award ceremony 22 May 2019
  • Israel:
    Free choice of focus topic (2018/2019)
  • Italy:
    "Transitions: The Two Post-War Eras of the 20th Century" (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 31 May 2019
  • Latvia:
    "Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of Latvian History" (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 25 May 2019
  • Norway:
    "My Family in the Light of History"
  • Poland:
    "The Peers of Independence" (2018)
  • Portugal:
    "Political Transitions" (in cooperation with the Spanish competition)
  • Romania:
    No competition in 2019
  • Russia:
    "Man in History – Russia in the 20th Century” (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 25 April 2019
  • Serbia:
    No competition in 2019
  • Slovak Republic:
    "Wayward Shrines - Silent Witnesses to Local History" (2019/2020)
  • Slovenia:
    "Our Borders in a Century of Changes" (2018/2019) | Award ceremony 30 March 2019
  • Spain:
    "Political Transitions" (in cooperation with the Portuguese competition)
  • Sweden:
    No competition in 2019
  • Switzerland:
    "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move"(2017/2019) | Award ceremony 18 May 2019
  • Ukraine:
    "Soviet Past: Rethinking Everyday Life" (2019/2020)
  • Wales:
    "My Heritage" | Award ceremony 5 July 2019