19 April 2017: REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!
László Tökés, MEP and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience are cordially inviting to a symposium and announcement of a competition with the title “Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels”, which will take place on Wednesday 26 April 2017 from 16.30-18.30 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Room JAN 6Q1.
Until today, no memorial exists to the countless millions of victims of National Socialism, Fascism and Communism in Europe. Especially today, in view of the rising extremism and nationalism in Europe, the tragic human toll of the struggle for freedom and democracy needs to be commemorated in a dignified way in the centre of the EU. The new memorial should embody the main reason for the existence of today’s peaceful democratic European Union – the lessons learned from the totalitarian past and the determination to never allow history to repeat itself. The new memorial should visualise this humanitarian message, bringing the true meaning of the European Union project tangibly close to the citizens of the world. At the same time, the opportunity offers itself to create a unique work of art with a high value for the city of Brussels.
After last year’s competition for young students which took place as an event of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Platform is now going to announce a competition for artists and architects at the symposium in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event is open to policy makers, the broad public and media. Funds are available to cover travel and accommodation costs for participants. If you are interested, please write to email@example.com .
Please note: If you do not have an entry badge for the European Parliament, registration is mandatory. Registration deadline is Friday, 21 April 2017.