History Campus

Kaliningrad: A model region?

Citizens of the Russian exclave Kaliningrad make a special case in the Russian-Polish relationship. Paulina Siegień regularly crosses the border between these two worlds, working for the local media in Kaliningrad, as well as in Gdansk on the Polish side.

Where were you when…9/11 happened?

Today marks the fifteenth year since two planes were directed into the World Trade Center in New York City, starting the war on terror and marking a date has been a clear day-to-day change in history. 9/11. For the first

“People were afraid to shake our hands”

“Who, except ecologists, even still talks about it?” is a valid question Elena exposes in her article and sheds a light on the variety of perspectives and attitudes people in Belarus nowadays have towards the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident.

The shadow of Chernobyl in Ukraine – from secrets to facts

From keeping the tragedy a secret in the USSR to commemorating and revealing secret information about the exposure in independent Ukraine – this is how the discussion about Chernobyl shifted throughout the years.

Tents, silence and orange masks – the memories of a Chernobyl liquidator

Vsevolod Bohdanovycj Smerechynskyi was one of the 830 000 liquidators who were ordered to clean up the contaminated areas after the accident at Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. According to the Chernobyl Foundation, one out of five of the

30 Years After: The Chernobyl Bird/Tweetology of a nuclear disaster

Three decades after the nuclear desaster in Chernobyl, the accident at the nuclear power plant is not just a mere historical fact, instead its radioactive residues still affect people in Belarus and Ukraine today. Still, Chernobyl should not be just

History matters

Does history matter? Seven people in their twenty-somethings from seven different countries take up the challenge of an answer. Reluctant at first, in the end each of them has a personal story to share about what history means to them.

The voices of Young Europeans

Additionally to the posts we are publishing here, we started a new forum where we give young Europeans a space to write about debates in their countries and to discuss current European issues. Check it out:

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

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

“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

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

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