The project provides the opportunity for youngsters and teachers in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine to independently research local history and network with their colleagues.

The History Competitions facilitated experience exchange and promoted critical thinking through history studies.

By focusing on human beings in history, the project contributed to promoting democratic and pluralistic values among youngsters. The project also provided an opportunity for young people to explore those parts of the historical past that are usually ignored or presented one-sidedly in national history programs.

During 2017-2020 DVVI together with Koerber-Stiftung and partner organizations in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have implemented 2 successful History Competitions projects. These projects aimed at giving young people the opportunity to independently and critically explore local history by working primarily with oral testimonies and archival sources.

Both projects gave thousands of young people and hundreds of teachers a place to meet and share their thoughts and team up to bring about better school history education.

By focusing on human beings in history, the project contributed to promoting democratic and pluralistic values among youngsters. The project also provided an opportunity for young people to explore those parts of the historical past that are usually ignored or presented one-sidedly in national history programs. 

Project “History competitions in Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine” is implemented by the Institute for International Cooperation of the The German Adult Education Association (DVV International) in cooperation with the Körber-Stiftung. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office. In each country the Competition is conducted by consortium of DVV International country office and professional NGO working in the field of history education.