Brussels, 14 February – On 14 February 2019 the Platform Executive Board members Ms Andreja Valič Zver, Mr Zsolt Szilágyi, Mr Wolfgang-Christian Fuchs and Mr Toomas Hiio with the President Mr Lukasz Kamiński, the Managing Director Mr Peter Rendek and the main editor of the report on the House of European History (HEH) exhibition Mr Paweł Ukielski (Deputy Director of the Warsaw Rising Museum) met for the first time the HEH representatives Ms Constanze Itzel, Museum Director; Ms Taja Vovk van Gaal, Museum Creative Director; Ms Andrea Mork, Museum Head Curator and Mr Jozef van Hove, Assistant Curator, in Leopold Park in Brussels.
The working meeting was held with a view to presenting and discussion about the activities of both institutions. The HEH representatives introduced the activities since the very beginning phase of the idea until the opening of the exhibition in 2017 and its current situation. The Platform introduced its position and activities in the area of the remembrance policy and offered its experience and knowledge in that field to the Museum.
The idea of creating a museum dedicated to European history was introduced by President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering (CDU, EPP) in 2007 and it was officially opened 10 years later on 6 May 2017. The Museum focuses on the history of Europe since 1789.
After the working meeting in the HEH, the Executive Board meeting took place in the Platform office in Brussels.