EUSTORY is an international network of NGOs organising historical research competitions for students. The network was founded in September 2001 on the initiative of the Hamburg-based Körber Foundation and currently connects civic organisations from 25 countries. The mandate of EUSTORY is to view European history from its grass-roots and to recognise the vast diversity of its experiences. Opposing the abuse of history as an ideological weapon, EUSTORY emphasises the view of history being a lens for intercultural understanding in Europe. Since its founding, more than 190,000 students have participated in EUSTORY history competitions with about 85,000 contributions.