EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019

EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019

Winds of Change – Transitions in Europe

30 years ago, the Iron Curtain fell. With it, the physical and ideological border which had divided Europe for almost half a century vanished and paved the way for political, economic and social changes. Until today, the year 1989 is a culmination point of civic engagement, of citizens questioning the status quo and popular demands for freedom and political participation, connected to hopes and widespread feelings of euphoria.

But the processes of transformation and re-orientation turned out to be challenging and long-lasting as the transitions came along with economic difficulties, political instability and emotional costs. Europe was supposed to grow together but even though there are fewer visible borders today, there are plenty of invisible frontiers left.

This year’s EUSTORY Next Generation Summit takes place in Berlin and is organised by Körber-Stiftung. From 15 to 19 October, the 120 participants from Europe and beyond have the opportunity to work together with experts from the fields of academia, journalism, education and arts to look at and figure out the chances and challenges connected to political transitions.

In several workshops, young people from almost 30 countries experience first hand how history can be the starting point for international understanding. They will explore what regime changes meant for the people at different times and in different parts of Europe and share their own perspectives on the past.


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


15 – 19 October 2019


Alte Börse Marzahn
Zur Alten Börse 59
12681 Berlin, Germany


ONE 80° Hostel
Otto-Braun-Straße 65
10178 Berlin, Germany


15 Oct

Arrival and opening event (in cooperation with Pew Research Center)

16 – 18 Oct

Summit workshops and more

18 Oct

Final presentations and closing event

19 Oct


Applications for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019

Applications for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019 are already closed.



Alte Börse Marzahn
Zur Alten Börse 59
12681 Berlin, Germany

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Summit Workshops


Euphoria and Disillusionment

Capturing the Past in Images

Explore your environment and the city of Berlin with your camera and visualise transitions in Europe.

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Theatres of Memory

Staging the Forgotten

Remember the forgotten and bring the manifold layers and dynamics of memory on stage

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History Under Construction

Coping With Painful Pasts

Look at the Balkan transitions and make conflicting interpretations of the past tangible

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Getting Glocal

The Baltic Sea Region Since 1989

Trace transitions in the Baltic Sea Region by exploring spatial concepts, international politics and bottom-up perspectives.

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Voices Of European Transitions

Memories In Dialogue

Listen to personal stories connected to transitions and create an interactive soundscape of perspectives

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Crossing Borders

Challenging Europe’s Mental Divisions

Change perspectives and uncover the barriers in your head to tear them down in a multimedia performance

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eCommemoration Lab

Remembering 1945 in a Digital World

Use new technical tools and realise your digital commemoration project to remember 1945 in 2020

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Visual Storytelling

Join the Summit Reporters’ Team

Special Activity: Become a member of the reporters’ team, seek out gripping stories and report from the Summit

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From 15 – 19 October 2019 the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Berlin will bring together 120 young prize winners from national history competitions from all over Europe and beyond to discuss their shared European past, present and future. The participants will work on different topics in parallel workshops organised in cooperation with partners from the fields of academia, arts, politics, media and education.

Prize winners and alumni aged between 16 and 25 years from the history competitions organised in the EUSTORY network are invited to apply for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019.

Please follow the steps described on page 18 of the brochure. If you have any questions, please contact the Summit Team at

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 is just as important as your motivation and your personality. We also try to select candidates representing a wide range of countries.

Participation in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2019 in Berlin is mostly free of charge.

The organisers will cover the costs of food and accommodation in Berlin from the beginning of the event on 15 October to your departure on 19 October 2019. Together with the other participants you will be accommodated in gender-separated dormitories in a hostel in Berlin. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and drinks will all be provided during your stay.

If you live 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 pay the costs for your travels, please get in touch with us.

If you live outside of Germany, we will book and cover the costs of your outward and return journey between your nearest international airpor/train station and the Summit location in Berlin. For ecological reasons direct flight connections should have priority and if at all possible, train or bus connections should be given preference. Please arrange your journey to and from this point individually at your own expense.

After you confirmed your participation the Summit Team will contact you to arrange your travel.

Your workshop moderator will get in touch with you prior to the Summit (around August/ September). You and your workshop team will communicate regularly in your secure and closed virtual classroom on the EUSTORY History Campus ( You will be asked to work on selected materials connected to your workshop topic, conduct some research in your home country and possibly bring other materials or equipment to the Summit. This preparation is obligatory.

Yes, the hostel is barrier-free and the venue has barrier-free workshop spaces, communal areas and facilities. Please contact us beforehand so we can let your workshop take place in one of these rooms. If you need special assistance during the Summit or on your journey, please specify your needs during the online application process.

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

Once confirmed, your participation in the Summit is binding and your attendance is obligatory. A later cancellation will only be possible under certain circumstances and we reserve the right to charge you a cancellation fee if we cannot fill your space. (cf. Terms and Conditions)

Yes, as a participant you have the opportunity to specify your dietary needs during the confirmation process. The Summit Team will try to meet your needs and will contact you should this not be possible.

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

Organised by

Koerber Stiftung


Workshop 4 organised in partnership with


Supported by


Opening Event organised in partnership with