The new Europe Remembers event registration platform is online!

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Europe Remembers collaborative web platform aimed to bring together a diverse range of events and commemorations linked to the 80th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. With a user-friendly interface and streamlined process, event organisers can now easily upload their event details to the platform for them to be displayed and promoted on the Europe Remembers website.

Europe Remembers returns with a brand-new website and communication campaign to raise awareness around the 80th anniversary of the end of World War II, remembering the lessons it imparted and promoting the many commemorations and events organised around Europe. Building on the success of the previous edition for the 75th anniversary, the campaign will kick off in July 2023, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Landings in Sicily. From there, Europe Remembers will continue throughout 2024 and 2025, when commemorations for the 80th anniversary of the end of the war will take place.

The Europe Remembers collaborative website, which will be launched in July, is one of the pillars of the initiative and aims to become a one-stop destination for the public to find information about the events that will take place across Europe, which might be hard to find juggling between various websites and different languages. In addition to offering an overview of commemorations and exhibitions, the website will also provide a wealth of inspiring content related to remembrance sites, stories, and news connected to WWII memory and cultural heritage.

The newly launched registration platform is a first step in the direction of building a collaborative and international community around the memory of WWII. The platform offers cultural organisations and institutions dedicated to this topic an easy way to add their events on the website, where they will be made accessible to a wide international audience. In addition to basic visibility, project partners and campaign supporters will receive dedicated promotional tools, and their events will receive special promotional attention on the website.

To register your organisation and/or your events, click here.

If you would like to join us or organise your own Europe Remembers campaign, contact us at For more information, visit our website

Two press trips to promote the Liberation Route Europe

Between the end of April and the beginning of May, the LRE Foundation, with the help of Bart Giepmans from Eastbound PR, organized two press trips to promote the Liberation Route Europe. Journalists from various newspapers in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands took part in the two journeys. 

The first press trip began on April 23 in Portsmouth, where the group, guided by LRE UK Director Ben Mayne, visited museums such as the LRE Foundation member D-Day Story, memorials, and landmarks associated with the preparation for D-Day on the Liberation Route hiking trail connecting London and Southampton. The journalists then travelled to Normandy with LRE France Director Isabelle Lebreton to visit some of the sites on the D-Day beaches-themed route, including the Juno Beach Centre and the D-Day Landings Museum in Arromanches, among others. The trip concluded on April 28 in Jersey, where Visit Jersey and Jersey Heritage welcomed the group that had a chance to visit some of the main sites along the two Liberation Route Europe themed routes on the island. 

The second press trip took the journalists on a historical tour of the Luxembourg and Belgian Ardennes, visiting sites connected with the Liberation Route Europe themed route dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge, including the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch and the Bastogne War Museum.  This second trip concluded on May 5 in Germany, where the group visited some parts of the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest themed route, such as the Vogelsang Complex, as well as some points of interest in Remagen.

“The two press trips, which were funded by the German Foreign Office, were an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the Liberation Route Europe project and the values it represents.” says Gert-Jan Jacobs, LREF Press and Communication Advisor, “We are grateful for the LRE Foundation network’s collaboration in supporting such cultural and tourism initiatives. A special mention goes to the guides that took us along the route, their contribution was crucial for the realisation of these trips. We hope that the media attention generated by these press trips will introduce the Liberation Route Europe to new audiences from a broad range of countries.” 

We would like to express our appreciation to our partners who provided support throughout these trips: The D-Day Story, Brittany Ferries, Normandie Tourisme, Région Normandie, Visit Jersey, Jersey Heritage, Juno Beach Centre, the Luxembourg General Directorate for Tourism, the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Bastogne War Museum, the Vogelsang complex,  Remagen.

An historical seminar will be held in Lyon as part of the Resistance Through Their Eyes project 

A seminar titled “Resistance During the Second World War: A Comparative Perspective” will take place on May 25th at the Lyon Resistance Museum in France. The event is part of a larger workshop that relates to the Resistance through their Eyes project, which is funded by the European Union and co-organized by several institutions across Europe, including the LRE Foundation, the Resistance Museum in the Netherlands, the Home Army Museum in Poland, the White Rose Foundation in Germany, the City of Milan, and the Ferruccio Parri National Institute in Italy. 

The Resistance through their Eyes project’s goal is to raise awareness of the diverse experiences of those involved in the resistance, including women, students, and minorities, as well as to emphasize the importance of protecting human rights and rejecting all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, identity, and sexual orientation. Furthermore, this initiative will target to a young audience by organizing events and educational programs specifically designed for youth.  

During the three-day workshop which will be held in May in Lyon, the project partners will have the opportunity to discuss any outstanding issues regarding the Resistance through their Eyes project’s implementation and the final shape of the travelling exhibition, which will take place in various language formats as part of the project. 

In this context, the historical seminar aims to provide a comparative perspective on the diverse resistance movements across Europe during WWII, shedding light on their distinct features and commonalities. The seminar will be held during the three-day workshop and is open to all representatives of museums, institutions, organizations, and associations that deal with WWII and are interested in our leading theme of resistance

On the one hand, participants will have the occasion to explore the challenges and opportunities of studying and presenting resistance to the public. On the other hand, the seminar will foster dialogue and information exchange among historians, academics, and practitioners working in the field of resistance studies. 

We are enthusiastic to continue promoting the diverse WWII history to an international audience through events like the upcoming historical seminar.”, says Joanna Roman, LREF Project Manager. “By emphasizing unique and shared traits of resistance movements across Europe and considering multi-perspective narratives, we aim to bring greater awareness to the significance of these events. We are thrilled to share this rich history of the resistance with Europeans and foster a deeper understanding of the individual and complex experiences of those involved.” 

It is now possible to sign up for the historical seminar “Resistance During the Second World War: A Comparative Perspective” until May 19th. To register, click here.