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EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018

Making Peace with History

14–19 November 2018

The iconic year of 2018 brings about many historic occasions to reflect the history of war and peace in Europe: It has been, for example, 10 years since the declaration of independence of Kosovo and the Georgian-Russian armed conflict, 50 years since the Prague Spring and the students’ movements in Europe, 100 years since the end of World War I and 400 years since the beginning of the Thirty Years’ War.

Learn more about the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 »Making Peace with History«!

From 14 to 19 November 2018, the Körber Foundation together with its partners organises this year’s EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Berlin to focus on the processes of making, negotiating and maintaining peace in Europe.

The EUSTORY Summit gives 120 young people from Europe and beyond the opportunity to dive into and explore history together with experts from the field of academia, journalism, education and arts. Thus, they will share their perspectives on the past and experience that history does not only divide us, but can also serve as a starting point for international understanding.

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120 young Europeans between 16 and 25 from the EUSTORY Network and its partners


November 14 – 19, 2018


Alte Börse Marzahn in Berlin


Empower young Europeans to understand their shared history in order to shape a peaceful European future


Nov. 14

Arrival and opening event (in cooperation with FGYO)

Nov. 15 – 18

Workshops and more

Nov. 18

Final presentations and closing event

Nov. 19


Organised by

The Joint Project “History  Competitions in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine” run by

For the Opening Event

Supported by

Workshop Topics


How to End a War?

(Re)negotiating the Paris Peace Treaties of 1918/19

Be part of a simulated peace conference and experience the change of perspectives in diplomatic peace negotiations.

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The Art of Remembrance

Coping with the Legacy of Perpetrators in History

Set out on an artistic journey to explore new ways of remembrance and explore questions of guilt and reconciliation.

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Restitution of Art

Finding Fair and Just Solutions

Uncover traces of stolen art and contribute to cultural reconciliation by searching for fair and just solutions for restitution.

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Disturbing the Peace?

Meeting Individuals Who Made a Difference

Engage in intense cross-generational encounters with people from Europe who raised their voices in the past or present.

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War and Peace Cast in Stone

Analysing and Creating Memorials

Explore the role of memorials in Europe and leave behind your own message in shape of a monument, which will be exhibited in Berlin.

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Write Your Own History

Finding Stories and Writing Grass-Root History

Investigate the diverse histories in your regional surroundings and learn to capture the story by means of creative journalism.

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Peace of Westphalia 1648

Lessons from the Past for Today’s Peace Diplomacy

Use past experiences of peace-making in quest of finding potential tools for solving present conflicts.

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Alte Börse Marzahn

Berlin, Germany

Zur Alten Börse 59 | 12681 Berlin |

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Applications for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 are closed

Participation in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 is restricted to prize winners and alumni of the EUSTORY Network and its partners.

The application phase for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 already ended.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Summit team at:


From November 14-19, 2018 the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 “Making Peace with History” will bring together about 120 young prize winners from national history competitions from all over Europe in the cultural centre ‘Alte Börse Marzahn’ in Berlin to discuss their shared European history, present and future. The participants will work on different European topics in parallel workshops organised in cooperation with partners from the fields of academia, arts, politics, media and education.

Award winners and alumni from the history competitions organised in the EUSTORY network aged between 16 and 25 years are invited to apply for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 in Berlin.

Please follow the steps described aboce. In case of technical problems or if you have any questions, please contact the Summit Team at

Read the Summit brochure carefully and be aware that you need about 4-5 weeks preparation time in the run-up to the Summit. If you are less than 18 years at the time of the event, please print the “Declaration of Consent for the Participation of Minors” enclosed at the end the brochure and ask your parents to complete and sign it. You will need to upload a scan of the signed document during the application process online. Visit and click on the “Apply”-button (application starts from 4 June 2018). Carefully fill in the application form. Since you will be required to provide some detailed information and write longer texts on your motivation, make sure you allow enough time for the application process. Choose from the workshops and create a list with your favourite workshops- keep in mind that you will attend only one of the workshops, which all take place simultaneously, during the whole time of the event. If you are selected, you will receive an email confirming your successful application within two weeks after the application deadline. You then have to confirm or withdraw your participation within one week. In case of technical problems, please contact

Since the national history competitions organised in the EUSTORY Network celebrate their award ceremonies at different dates throughout the year, some prize winners will be invited to apply for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 earlier or later than you and will therefore submit their applications during a different application period. You can find the particular deadline for submitting your application in the email you received from the Summit Team, which also contained the code for the application process.

In cooperation with the workshop partners, the Summit Team will select the best fitting candidates. How well you scored in your competition and your language proficiency are just as important as your motivation and your personality. We are also looking to represent a wide range of countries.

Participation in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 in Berlin is mostly free of charge.

If you are selected and confirmed as a participant, the organisers will cover the costs of your food and accommodation in Berlin from 14-19 November 2018. You will be accommodated in a gender-separated dormitory in a hostel in Berlin together with the other participants. In the hostel and at the location of the Summit, you will be supplied with breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and drinks.

If you are living in Germany, the organisers do not cover your travel costs. Please arrange your journey to and from Berlin individually. If you do not have the means to cover the costs for your travels, please get in touch with us.

If you are living in another European country, we will book and cover your travel costs between your nearest national airport or train station with a possible direct connection to Berlin and the Summit location. Please arrange your journey to and from this point individually at your own expense.

The Summit Team will contact you in order to arrange your travel after you confirmed your participation.

Your workshop leader will get in touch with you prior to the Summit (around September/October). Together with the other participants and your workshop team, you will communicate regularly in your secure and closed virtual classroom on the History Campus ( You will be asked to work on selected materials on your workshop topic, conduct some research in your home country or to bring other materials or equipment to Berlin in November.

Yes, the Hostel is barrier-free ( and the venue (Alte Börse Marzahn) has barrier-free workshop spaces, communal areas and facilities. Please get in touch with us so we can make sure that your workshop will be located in these rooms. If you need special assistance during the Summit or on your journey to and from Berlin, please specify your needs during the online application process.


The organisers will book and cover medical travel insurance for all non-German participants of the Summit. Additionally, we recommend all participants to take out insurances like liability protection, casualty insurance and a theft liability waiver for their luggage individually.

Yes, if your application was successful, you will have the opportunity to specify your dietary needs during the confirmation process and the Summit Team will take care of your wishes. Should this not be possible, we will get in touch and find a solution together with you!

The confirmation of your participation in the Summit is binding. Thus, your attendance is obligatory. Since we cover the costs of the organisation of the Summit, of your accommodation, food and international travels, you are counted in for the programme. A later cancellation is only possible under certain circumstances and we reserve the right to charge you with a cancellation fee if we cannot fill your space.

The Terms and Conditions for participating in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2018 can be found here.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Summit team at: