LRE Annual Event Brussels

On the 26th of January 2017, Liberation Route Europe will organise its Annual Event. Hundreds of people working in the WWII sector and others interested in Liberation Route Europe wil gather in ‘Les Halles des Tanneurs’ in Brussels to discuss the development of the international remembrance trail. At the same time, the event will markt the offical start towards 2019 and 2020, in which Europe remembers 75 years after the Second World War.

13.00 Opening
By moderator Rémi Praud, deputy director of the Liberation Route Europe

13.05 Keynote speeches
The impact of history on today’s European politics
By Donald Tusk (to be confirmed), President of the European Council

Politics and WWII research. Reflections on a difficult relationship
By Prof. dr. Sönke Neitzel, Professor of War Studies at the University of Potsdam

13.35 The contribution of the Liberation Route Europe
A multiperspective historical approach
Discussion with:
• Victoria van Krieken, Director of the Liberation Route Europe
• Piotr Majewski, Deputy Director of Museum of the Second World War, Gdańsk
• Sandrine Fanget, Head of the Tourism Department of the Normandy region
• Carlo Corazza, Head of Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries to the European Commission

14.15 The LRE NEXT project: Liberation Route Europe
Remembrance Tourism Outcomes
Panel discussion:
• A growing database of remembrance sites | Bernd von Kostka, Director of the AlliiertenMuseum, Berlin
• Tour packages and travel trade | Nikki Archer-Waring, Director of Spirit of Remembrance Ltd.
• LRE Guide Community | Joël Stoppels, LRE Guide Network Coordinator

14.50 Coffee break

15.10 The LRE NEXT project: Liberation Route Europe
Online Tools
Panel discussion
• Building a new website | Jeroen Wijgerse, Online Marketer Liberation Route Europe
• A new mobile application experience | Lionel Guillaume, Director of 44 screens

15.40 Closing address
Towards 2019-2020: 75th anniversary of the end of WWII
By Jurriaan de Mol, Chairman of the Liberation Route Europe

15.55 Conclusion
By moderator Rémi Praud