The project HistoryTreks – Promoting European Citizenship and Sustainability along the Liberation Route Europe, organized by the LRE Foundation, has received a grant from the Erasmus+ program.
Through Erasmus+, the European Union supports the educational, professional, and personal development of participants in the fields of education, training, youth and sport in Europe and beyond. The program offers people of all ages the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience at home or abroad. This ambition perfectly matches the LRE Foundation’s mission and commitment to promoting innovative active remembrance and memory transmission projects targeting the younger generations.
The Erasmus+ grant will allow the Foundation’s team to organize an additional project as part of the LRE Youth Programme array. The project will consist of a 5-day mobility program in Germany and the Netherlands, during which 50 students (25 from Germany and 25 from the Netherlands) will be enabled to learn each other’s perspectives on the Second World War and remembrance.
Students will hike parts of the Liberation Route Europe during the five days to experience a new and sustainable way of active remembrance. Different museums, historical sites and cemeteries will be visited, and time for discussions and reflections will be allocated throughout the program.
The project aims to establish further connections between the two countries and create life-long bonds between the German and Dutch students.