History Competitions in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine 3.0

“History Competitions in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine 3.0” is an initiative of DVV International and its partner organizations in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, implemented with the financial support from German Federal Foreign Office and in partnership with Körber Foundation.

The project aims at expanding the educational opportunities provided by the History Competitions network (established by the Körber Foundation) in the five project countries by promoting project-orientated learning as well as modern methods of teaching history at schools. 

The project provides opportunity to youngsters and teachers to independently and actively research local history, thus switching from the role of recipient to the role of a producer and encouraging personal responsibility and critical thinking. Several offline and online training courses on history-writing for teachers and pupils will be organized allowing them to increase their knowledge and gain necessary skills.

Six civil-society actors in the project target countries will be supported in conducting history competitions through professional expertise, capacity building and supra-regional networking. The History Competition Network will be strengthened and established as a sustainable tool for civic education.

A total of 400 teachers will be equipped with knowledge and skills in oral history and local history methodology, around 1500 pupils will take part in the competitions.


Direct target groups of the project: 

  1. Staff of the partner organisations from civil society in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
  2. School teachers involved in the trainings and competitions
  3. School pupils involved in the competitions
  4. The public in the project countries.


Main activities:

  • Development and launch of History Competition online platforms in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova and upgrading the ones already existing in Belarus and Ukraine
  • Development of training modules and educational materials for teachers’ trainings
  • Conducting educational workshops for teachers on modern methods of teaching history and conducting researches
  • Launch of competitions for school pupils
  • Research and submission of entries by school pupils
  • Evaluation of the entries by the professional jury
  • Organisation of Award ceremony
  • Organisation of the Annual EUSTORY History camp in Germany for pupils and teachers.


Implementing/Partner organizations: DVV International, Körber Foundation (international partner), Armenian Center for Ethnological Studies “Hazarashen” NGO (local partner)

Countries of the project implementation: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

Donor: German Federal Foreign Office

Implementation period: May 2021- December 2022

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