EUSTORY seminars 2013: Special locations

We are in the middle of our selection process for the EUSTORY seminars of 2013. But what we already can announce is that we are going to stay in very special locations: In Finland at an island that served as a fortress for a long time, in Ronda close to a pre-historic village in the mountains and in Ljubljana in a former prison in an areal that is now center for alternative culture. From September 1 you can follow here again what is going on there…

New Eustory competitions

The new competition rounds 2012/2013 have started in almost all countries. Topics range from neighbours to family history, from history education to democracy, from heritage to (e)migration. You can find an overview of the current topics here

People and Power – Power over People? Young Europeans discussing the dimensions of power in Berlin

We may be a little late to call it ‘Summer Academy’, especially when looking out of my window at the rain falling down, but since it is our first seminar this year… But maybe  I stick to the weather neutral term ‘youth academy’. What ever we call it: We are about to start! On Friday afternoon 25 young Europeans, from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Wales and even Eritrea will arrive in Berlin to discuss the dimensions of power and the role people – individuals and groups – can play in changing the course of history. The participants will bring examples from their countries and discuss with politicians, journalists and other experts. And of course we will...[Read More]

Make the voice of young people heard in European politics!

Young Europeans under the age of 30 are invited to take part in the online survey of the young online magazine Europe & Me and thus support European youth to win a bet with European foreign policy makers. The Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the Körber Foundation are hosting the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on November 29th where many prominent European foreign policy makers are attending, among them the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmitri Rogosin (Russian ambassador to NATO), Jürgen Trittin (Chairman of the Bündis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary party) and others. Young Europeans are asked to give their thoughts before and during the conference! But the policy makers are convinced that European youth to a big extend is not interested in foreign policy and, therefore, do...[Read More]

“Do you speak European?” workshop – apply now!

What makes you feel European? When you read a Spanish novel, when you apply for a job in Finland, when you eat Hungarian langos or French roquefort? And anyway – what is Europe? Maybe it’s an idea rather than a place, or maybe it’s just something you experience every day of your life. We’re inviting you to our week-long workshop, where about 30 young Europeans will be investigating what Europe means to us. Which books should every European read? Is there such a thing as “European English”? How do young Europeans plan their future? These are some of the questions we’ll be asking – and we’ll be creating some multimedia answers such as videos, photos and a European Dictionary, all of which we are hoping to publish. The “Do you speak ...[Read More]

New Alumni Seminar is coming up…

Follow us here from July 24 to July 31. 20 students from 17 countries will meet in Madrid to discuss the topic of “Exile” together. The seminar is organized by the Real Maestranza de Ronda in Cooperation with CEU SAN PABLO and EUSTORY. Througout the twentieth century Spain has witnessed a variety of exiles. During the 1930’s and 1940’s hundreds of thousands fled the country whilst thousands entered in search of refuge. During the Cold War, Spain became home to many from Eastern Europe. Since be-coming a democracy in the 1970’s Spain became a destiny for exiles from intolerant gov-ernments and dictatorships, principally in Latin America. In the 21st century, right after the century of exile, 20 young Europeans will meet in Madrid to explore the phenomenon of exile in Europe toda...[Read More]

Are we citizens of Europe?

I’m attending a seminar about European citizenship in Budapest at the end of the month and just filled out a questionnaire about that. So I’m asking you, do you feel like a citizen of Europe? And what does Europe mean for you? Looking forward to your comments, Tina  

It is time for our Eustory Academy from Bulgaria to start!

A small country (approximately 7,5 million people) situated in the South of Europe, part of the Balkan Peninsula and one of the newest members of the European Union, Bulgaria has an interesting culture and a fascinating past to which religious diversity has contributed a lot over the centuries.     The country is considered by tradition a Christian one, ever since 865 when the Constantinopole Christianity was adopted. The majority of the population therefore belongs to the Bulgarian Orthodx Church (around 82%). This church is the oldest among the Slavic Orthodox churches and has had a major cultural influence on the other Eastern churches also because of the invention of the Chirilic alphabet in Bulgaria, that was quickly adopted by the surrounding Slavic nations. However, Bulgar...[Read More]