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Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience 2018 awarded in Ljubljana

November 16, 2018
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Press Release Ljubljana / Prague, 14 November 2018 The Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience was awarded on 14 November in Ljubljana at the National Assembly during the international conference The Dark Side of the Moon: Dealing with the Totalitarian Past – Confrontations and Reflections. The Prize is awarded annually to...

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Platform elects new Managing Director and admits five new member institutions from four countries

November 16, 2018
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Press release Prague, Ljubljana – 16 November 2018. At its 8th annual Council of Members held on 13-15 November 2018 in Ljubljana and Bled, Slovenia, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience elected a new Managing Director and admitted four new institutions from Albania, Romania, Poland and Slovakia, bringing the total number of Members of...

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Victims of Communism memorial opened in Tallinn, Estonia

August 24, 2018
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Victims of Communism memorial opened in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, 23 August – The memorial commemorating Estonia’s victims of Communism was opened on 23 August on the European Day of Remembrance for victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes. The memorial is dedicated to all Estonian people who suffered under the terror inflicted by the Soviet Union. The names of over 22,000 people who never returned...

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Presentation of Winners of Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

April 25, 2018
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Brussels/Prague 25 April 2018. The presentation of the top-ten ranking entries in the Platform’s competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels took place yesterday afternoon at the European Parliament in Brussels, courtesy of Mr László Tökés, MEP. The goal of the competition was to propose the...

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British-Chinese Architect Tszwai So Wins Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

March 28, 2018
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Brussels / Prague, 28 March 2018. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is delighted to announce the winners of its competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels! The competition was held under the patronage of European Parliament President Mr Antonio Tajani, of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture,...

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Joachim Gauck receives the Ján Langoš Award

March 27, 2018
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Bratislava / Prague, 27 March 2018. Former German Federal President Mr Joachim Gauck received the Ján Langoš Award at a ceremony held on Monday 26 March in Bratislava. Mr Joachim Wilhelm Gauck is a former Lutheran pastor who came to prominence as an anti-communist civil rights activist in East Germany. From 1990 to 2000 he served...

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Norman Foster joins the jury of Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels!

February 15, 2018
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Norman Foster joins the jury of Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels!

Prague, 15 February 2018. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is honoured to announce that world-renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster has joined the jury of the Competition for a proposal for a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels. The announcement of the winners of the competition is planned for...

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