Constituting meeting of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

October 26, 2011

Prague, 13-14 October, 2011 under the auspices of Mr Petr Nečas, Prime minister of the Czech Republic During the two-day constituting meeting hosted by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, the 20 founding Members discussed the final wording of the Agreement establishing the Platform and the Statute of the Platform and elected...

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Representatives of the Platform

October 26, 2011
Representatives of the Platform

Representatives of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience elected on 19 November 2015: President: Göran Lindblad, Sweden, former MP and former Chairman, Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Executive Board: Toomas Hiio, Estonia, Member of the Board, Estonian Institute of Historical Memory Zsolt Szilágyi, Romania, Head of...

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Crimes of the Communist Regimes – an assessment by historians and legal experts

October 26, 2011
Crimes of the Communist Regimes – an assessment by historians and legal experts

Proceedings from the international conference (www.crimesofcommunism.eu) held in Prague on 24-26 February, 2010 The conference was organised by the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in cooperation with partner institutions and organisations from the working group on the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. The book, which was published with the kind...

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Czech Prime minister Petr Nečas: The years of totalitarianism were years of struggle for liberty

October 20, 2011
Czech Prime minister Petr Nečas: The years of totalitarianism were years of struggle for liberty

  Platform of European Memory and Conscience founded in Prague on 14 October, 2011 Prague, 14 October, 2011. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience was formally established at a signing ceremony in the Lichtenstein Palace in Prague under the auspices of the Czech Prime minister Mr Petr Nečas and in the presence of...

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Platform of European Memory and Conscience to be established in Prague during the summit of the Prime ministers of the Visegrad group

September 29, 2011

Prague, September 29, 2011 – Heads of 19 partner institutions and organisations specialised in the subject of totalitarian history from 13 EU member states will sign the founding document of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in Prague on 14 October, 2011. The ceremony, which will take place in the presence of Prime...

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The European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes

August 29, 2011
The European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes

On 23 August 2011 the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes was celebrated in Warsaw for the first time. The celebrations, organized by the Ministry of Justice and the Institute of National Remembrance, were held in Warsaw Rising Museum, under the auspices of the Polish Presidency. More information…

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Platform members list

August 18, 2011
Platform members list

      As of 26 November 2016, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience has 55 Members from 13 EU Member States, Ukraine, Moldova, Iceland, Albania, Canada and the United States. Albania: Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture Bulgaria: Citizens` Initiative for Dismantling the Soviet Army Monument in Sofia Membership frozen by Member:...

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Platform of European Memory and Conscience – a brief history

August 17, 2011

With the accession of the post-Communist countries to the EU in 2004, the legacy of Communism became an integral part of common European heritage. For the 10 new member states, the EU accession opened a new level on which to address the insufficient coming to terms with the totalitarian past in Central and Eastern...

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Presentation of the working group in Brussels

January 18, 2010

Brussels, 18 January, 2010 -Members of the working group on the Platform of European Memory and Conscience made their first joint public appearance today at a press conference at the office of the Council of Europe in Brussels. They presented cases of crimes committed by communist regimes in individual countries by way of an...

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