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Important announcement concerning Corona Virus: histoCON 2020 cancelled
We are very sad to announce that histoCON has to be cancelled due to the current situation concerning the corona virus. As stated in our FAQs on our website, we have reassessed the situation on a daily basis. Based on the current recommendations by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Robert Koch Institute, we had to make this decision after intense discussions on the last days in our team. This decision was not easy to make – but first and foremost, everyone’s health and well-being is more important than the ambition to make histoCON happen as planned in May 2020. We hope that our decision will meet with understanding. We want to thank all those who worked so intensively and beneficially and wanted to contribute to the success of histoCON. We highly appreciate your work and effort!

We are currently considering different options to achieve the goal of histoCON, which is to bring together young people from all over the world, sharing their thoughts and to look back and to think ahead. Please understand that this will take time. We will publish all updates concerning histoCON on this page and on

Young people from all over the world are invited to look back and think ahead from 6 to 9 May, 2020 at EUREF Campus in Berlin, Germany.

The Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb invites 500 young interested people from all over the world for histoCON 2020 - 75 years after WWII: Peace under construction? from 6 to 9 May 2020 in Berlin. The event is funded by the Federal Foreign Office/ Auswärtiges Amt.

Up until 13 March, 2020 young interested people between 18 and 35 years of age – depending on their age and experience – can apply for one of the two programme parts: histoCON 2020 Laboratory and histoCON 2020 Campus. At histoCON 2020 500 participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to discuss new perspectives on war and peace in history and in today’s world.

Aiming to look back and think ahead, participants will shed light on historical narratives and developments on a global scale and discuss their impact on the present. In various workshops and formats, we invite them to research and discuss, to film and add sound, to play and perform, to write and talk, to draw and narrate. This comes with a campus flair and meeting many interesting young people from all over the world!

histoCON 2020 focuses on three topics: After the Holocaust, Global Memories of War and Hopes for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights. The workshops are accompanied by a broad spectrum of activities that allow an unusual approach to historical and contemporary topics. Activities include a varied cultural programme, thematic explorations of the city and much more. For further details please check

The application is open for everyone. Since there are limited spots and the deadline for application is quite soon, we recommend a registration as soon as possible. The central venue is the EUREF Campus in Berlin. Participation in histoCON 2020 is free of charge. The Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb will support travel costs and provide accommodation, for further details please the Terms & Conditions online at: They are legally binding for every participant.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or our conference management team at

We are looking forward working with you and to a creative and exciting event.

Information at a glance:

histoCON 2020 - 75 years after WWII: Peace under construction?
Time: 06 - 09 May 2020
Place: EUREF Campus, Berlin
Cost: Participation is free of charge. The Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb will support travel costs and provide accommodation.
Apply:Young interested people between 18 and 35 years of age can apply until 13 March, 2020 at


If you have any questions or feedback, or if you would like to contribute items but have problems with the application form, please feel free to contact us at


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