On September 13, LRE Foundation Managing Director Rémi Praud and Communications Manager Cecilia Badano presented plans to renew the Europe Remembers campaign in a live stream. Intending to relaunch Europe Remembers on the occasion of the commemorations for the 80th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2023-2025, the Foundation organised this presentation to explore with its key partners and members its ideas and possible future developments of the campaign.
Initially launched as an international project targeted around the 75th anniversary in 2019-2020, Europe Remembers aims to create a centralised European platform for the multitude of commemorations and destinations linked to the end of WWII. Europe Remembers campaign is meant to honour those whose lives were touched by the conflict, raise awareness among the public around the events and commemorations organised, and reflect on the lessons that this war left behind.
The Europe Remembers website is designed to be a collaborative platform where partners are invited to submit their events. Here, the public will be able to find all the commemorations, events and exhibitions organised for the 80th anniversary, suggestions for visits and various historical content.
A marketing campaign will also be organised to raise awareness around the 80th-anniversary milestone. The message LREF intends to disseminate is as simple as important: history is all around us, in every region and city in Europe, in our neighbourhoods, and among our friends and family.
During the online presentation, Rémi Praud stressed the collaborative nature of this international campaign and the several levels of involvement possible for the Foundation’s members and partners. The possibilities are plenty, from co-branding your initiatives with the campaign logo to organising your own ‘Europe Remembers’ project.