Europe Remembers – Working towards the 80th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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all the commemorations, events and exhibitions organised for the 80th anniversary, suggestions for visits and various historical content.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.


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Upcoming unveiling new Cross Road Vectors in the Netherlands

The liberation of the Netherlands started in September 1944. At the occasion of the 78th anniversary several new Cross Road Vectors will be unveiled in the provinces of Limburg, Brabant and Gelderland. These important way markings along the Liberation Route Europe hiking trails network have been erected thanks to the hard work of the members of the LRE Foundation (LREF) and the financial support of our key partners.  

In Mesch there will be an unveiling ceremony the 12th September. Exactly 78 years ago this town was the first to be liberated in the Netherlands. Jurriaan de mol, honorary chairman and founder of the LREF will be present to speak some words and to launch the completed Liberation Route hiking trails network throughout the province of Limburg together with the representatives of vfonds, the local and provincial government. September is the month of the commemorations of Operation Market Garden. Important historical events along the Liberation Route are commemorated, among other things by the installment of Cross Road Vectors in the town of Uden (on September 18 at the war cemetery) and at the important bridges in cities of Nijmegen (September 10th in the presence of mayor Bruls) and Arnhem (on September 9th). The LREF board members Heleen Huisjes and Herre Dijkema will represent the organization there. 

The ‘Vectors of Memory’ were designed by Daniel Libeskind as a family of monuments that serve both as physical embodiment of the Liberation Route Europe and to provide wayfinding along the new hiking trails. In total, Daniel Libeskind designed four types of ‘Vectors’ that would be recognisable across Europe (from largest to smallest): Remembrance Site Vector, Crossroads Vector, Wall Vector, and Floor Vector. More information on Daniel Libeskind’s concept can be found here.