Berlin, 8 November 2012. At the first annual Council of Members meeting in Berlin at the Hohenschönhausen Memorial, the Platform Members unanimously approved the membership applications of further eight new Members – institutions and organisations from 5 EU Member States, Moldova and Canada. This brings the total of Platform Members, one year after its establishment by 20 founding institutions and organisations, to 37.
The Members also appointed seven further personalities of public life to the Board of Trustees of the Platform and elected the Supervisory Board of the Platform.
The new Members of the Platform are:
Citizens` Initiative for Dismantling the Soviet Army Monument in Sofia (BG),
Kistler-Ritso Eesti Foundation. Museum of Occupations (EE),
Post Bellum (CZ),
Union of Auxilliary Technical Units – PTP (CZ),
Union of the Associations of the Victims of Communist Tyranny – UOKG (DE),
Remembrance and Future Institute (PL),
Centre for the Study of Totalitarianism (MO),
Czech and Slovak Association of Canada (CA).
The new members of the Board of Trustees of the Platform are:
Historian Prof. Wojciech Roszkowski (PL), Members of the European Parliament Paweł Robert Kowal (PL), Werner Schulz (DE) and Monica Luisa Macovei (RO), former Czech Senator Martin Mejstřík (CZ), Czech Minister of Defence Alexandr Vondra (CZ) and historian Stéphane Courtois (FR).
The members of the Supervisory Board of the Platform are:
Valters Nollendorfs (LV), Andrei Muraru (RO) and Lubomír Augustín (CZ).
Participants of the Council of Members meeting of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience, 8-9 November 2012, Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial. Photo: Antje Böttinger.