Platform Representatives

Representatives of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience as of November 2021

President

Dr. Marek Mutor
A Polonist and historian, founder and director of the Remembrance and Future Centre in Wroclaw, Poland. Author of its main exhibition in the Depot History Centre – “Wroclaw 1945-2016”. In the years 2002-2009 he was a member of the Municipal Council of Wroclaw. Director of the National Centre for Culture in the years 2006-2007 and in 2016. Since 2013, a member of the Supervisory Board and in the years 2019-2021 a Platform Executive Board member. Elected President of the Platform from November 2021.

Executive Board

Dr. Andreja Valič Zver
Historian, Jože Pučnik Institute, Director of the Slovenian Study Centre for National Reconciliation (2008-2020).
Dr. Wolfgang-Christian Fuchs
President of the International Association of Former Political Prisoners and Victims of Communism in Germany, former CEO of the German Union of Victims of Political Tyranny.
Zsolt Szilágyi
Political scientist, former Head of Cabinet of László Tökés, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Romania.
Toomas Hiio
historian, Research Director, Estonian Institute of Historical Memory
Prof. Antoine Arjakovsky
Research Director at the Collège des Bernadins, Paris, France.
Dr. Paweł Ukielski
Paweł Ukielski, Poland, Deputy Director, Warsaw Rising MuseumDeputy Director, Warsaw Rising Museum, Poland.

Managing Director

Peter Rendek
Since November 2018 he has been elected Managing Director of the Platform. From 2014 to 2018 IT and Project Coordinator of the Platform, from 2008 to 2014 Director of IT and Digitization at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague, Czech Republic, from 2003 to 2007 IT Specialist at the Nation’s Memory Institute, Slovakia.
Dr. Neela Winkelmann
First managing director of the Platform from 2011 to 2018.

Supervisory Board

Dr. Földváryné Kiss Réka
historian, Chairperson of the Hungarian Committee of National Remembrance.
Dr. Monika Kareniauskaitė
historian, Lithuanian Institute of History and Vilnius University. She is currently a research fellow at Yale University in the USA.
Dr. Jonila Godole
CEO in the Instiitute of Democracy, Media and Culture, Tirana, Albania. Teacher at the University of Tirana, Department of Journalism and Communication. She has translated into Albanian classics such as Rainer M. Rilke (Duino Elegies, awarded the Cult Translator Prize 2010), Chamisso (Schlemhil’s Wondrous Tale), R. Musil (Törleß), Th. Bernhard (The Force of Habit; The Italian), Dürrenmatt (The Trial of Donkey’s Shadow), Julia Franck (The Midday Woman), Musil’s “The Confusions of the Child Törleß” as well as short stories by W. Köppen, M. Haushofer, etc. have been translated.


Board of Trustees

Rasa Juknevičienė
Member of the European Parliament, head of the Informal group on European Remembrance of the European Parliament, fromer Lithuanian Minster of Defence.
Göran Lindblad
Göran Lindblad, (SE), former MP and former Chairman, Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of EuropeSweden, former MP and former Chairman, Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. First President of the Platform in 2011 – 2017.
Pavel Svoboda
Czech Republic, former Member of the European Parliament, former Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs
Vytautas Landsbergis
former leader of the democratic opposition, former Member of the European Parliament, former President of Lithuania
László Tökés
former Member of the European Parliament, Bishop of Temesvár, leader of the democratic opposition in the 1989 revolution in Romania.
Werner Schulz
former Member of the European Parliament, former East German dissident.
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė
former Member of the European Parliament from Lithuania.
Alexandr Vondra
former Czech Minister of Defence, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former dissident, in 2019 elected Member of the European Parliament.
Janez Janša
Prime Minister of Slovenia, former Prime Minister of Slovenia (2004-2008 and 2012-2013), former Minister of Defence (1990-1994), former dissident.
Dr. Łukasz Kamiński
Polish historian and President of the Institute of National Remembrance in the years 2011-2016. Second President of the Platform in 2017 – 2021.
Prof. Stéphane Courtois
French historian, author of the “Black book of Communism
Sandra Kalniete
Member of the European Parliament, former Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs and EU Commissioner
Tunne Kelam
former Member of the European Parliament, former leader of the democratic opposition in Estonia and Member of Parliament
Pawel Robert Kowal
Poland, former Member of the European Parliament.
Monica Luisa Macovei
Member of the European Parliament, former Minister of Justice in Romania.
Martin Mejstřík
student leader of the 1989 “Velvet revolution”, former Czech Senator.
Wojciech Roszkowski
former Solidarność leader, historian, former Member of the European Parliament from Poland.
Ondřej Vetchý
Czech award-winning actor.