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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Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes – partners

May 15, 2009
Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes – partners

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience wishes to thank the following partners of the conference: the offices of Ms Sandra Kalniete, Mr László Tökés and Mr Milan Zver, Members of the European Parliament Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten Robert Schuman Foundation European Network Remembrance and Solidarity European Solidarity Centre Estonian Institute of Historical Memory Aarhus...

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Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes – about the conference

May 15, 2009

  The conference held on 5 June, 2012 was convened in response to growing calls for strengthened international justice formulated, e.g., in the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism of 3 June, 2008, in the European Parliament resolution on European Conscience and Totalitarianism of 2 April, 2009, in the Declaration on Crimes of...

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Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes – conference programme

May 15, 2009

5 June, 2012 European Parliament, Brussels Room PHS 7 C 50 8.30 Welcome and Greetings 8.45 Opening speech Prof. Jerzy Buzek, MEP (PL), former President of the European Parliament Audio recording (Sandra Kalniete, Jerzy Buzek); 17 MB, mp3 9.00 – 10.30 Crimes of Communism – why does Europe need to do more? (The moral and...

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