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5 Jun 2018 (09:00 - 19:30)
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Taking stock of European Memory Policies in 2018

The European Observatory of Memories (EUROM) of the University of Barcelona and the House of European History (HEH) jointly host a one-day open conference to discuss the role of the policies of the past for the democratic improvement of our societies. The meeting will gather academicians, representatives of trans-European organizations and networks, and those responsible for memory policies at a European level, highlighting the work and the different actors’ active in the field of memory and remembrance.

The conference will take place on June 5 at the auditorium of the House of European History. The institutional opening will feature Constanze Itzel, Head of Unit of the HEH, and Jordi Guixé, director of the EUROM. The opening keynote will be delivered by Peter Vermeersch, professor at the University of Leuven and senior researcher at the Institute for International and European Policy (IIEB).

Auditorium of the House of European History
Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Attendance is free. Please register here:


9.00 am: Guided visit to the permanent exhibition of the House of European History by Martí Grau, 

11.00 am: Institutional opening

- Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship (TBC)

- Constanze Itzel, Head of Unit, House of European History

- Jordi Guixé, Director of EUROM.

11.15 am: “A broader view on politics on memory”
Peter Vermeersch (Leuven University)

11.45 am: Roundtable 1: European institutions
“Future challenges for the European Memory Policies”

1.00 pm: Lunch

2.30 pm: Trans-European practices on memorial heritage
“The Iron Courtain Trail”
Michael Cramer (MEP)

3.30 pm: Roundtable 2: MEP’s transnational group of Historical Memory

5.00 pm: Roundtable 3: Transnational organizations and projects
“Best practices on remembrance projects developed by civil society”

6.30pm: Conclusions and proposals