LRE Foundation welcomes Muisti Centre of War and Peace as its first Finnish member 


Muisti by visit Finland

We are pleased to announce our newest member, the Muisti Centre of War and Peace in Mikkeli, marking a significant milestone for the LRE Foundation as it expands its presence into Finland. This partnership sets the stage for cooperation on exciting projects and fruitful collaborations in a country that holds a profound historical memory of the Second World War. 

The Muisti Centre of War and Peace is a modern museum that delves into the impact of war through the lens of human experience. Housed in a historic building that once served as the military headquarters during the Second World War, the museum has been transformed into a sprawling 1000m² exhibition space. 

The museum’s commitment to sharing war experiences to promote peace is perfectly aligned with the LRE Foundation’s mission. Together, the two organisations will collaborate on a range of projects, including Liberation Route Europe, the LRE Youth Programmes, and Europe Remembers, among others.  

We’re thrilled to welcome the Muisti Centre of War and Peace, our first Finnish member, into the LRE Foundation. This significant step strengthens our presence in Finland, a nation with a rich World War II history.” Says Rémi Praud, Managing Director of LRE Foundation, “We look forward to collaborating on meaningful projects that deepen our historical understanding and memory transmission” 

“We are delighted to have been accepted as a member of the LRE Foundation. The Second World War is still the most important series of events that influenced European identities. Every nation has its experiences, but human experiences are common. By joining the network, we want to offer our partners a northern perspective on the war experience.” says CEO Olli-Pekka Leskinen, Muisti Centre of War and Peace.