Member Seminar

Aachen, Germany
27 February 2024

The LRE Foundation Member Seminar is an enriching opportunity to get together with other members, exchange new ideas and best practices within the network, and keep up to date on the Foundation’s latest project developments and future plans for 2024 and beyond.

Like in the past editions, the seminar will promote the sharing of ideas and best practices among remembrance organisations, as members will be invited to take the stage and share relevant news from their organisation.

A final thematic session will serve as a reflection and discussion starting point regarding the 80th anniversary of the end of the war and the future of commemorations.

LRE Member Seminar

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Join us on
February 27


27 February 2024

Doors open at 08:30. Members can check in, meet and grab a coffee before the Seminar starts.

Opening: Rémi Praud, Managing Director, LRE Foundation 

  • Welcome and Introduction:
  • Ed Kronenburg, Chairman, LRE Foundation 
  • Gotthard Kirch, Director, LRE North Rhine-Westphalia 

LRE Governance, Network and Project updates

The LRE team and project partners will share updates about the key ongoing and future projects as well as the latest developments regarding the organization and governance.


Caroline Belt, Programme Director, Brabant Remembers (Netherlands)
Gretha Boels, Project Coordinator, Stichting Terug naar Westerbork (Netherlands)
François Collard, Event Coordinator, Bastogne War Museum (Belgium)
Jan Szkudliński, PhD, Museum of Gdańsk (Poland)
Beatrice Verri, Director, Nuto Revelli Foundation (Italy)

Introduction and moderation by Rémi Praud, LRE Foundation Managing Director

Discussion with panelists: 

  • Dirk Backen, Secretary General, Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (German War Graves Commission) – Germany 
  • Simon Bendry, Head of Education and Engagement, Commonwealth War Graves Commission – UK 
  • Femke Klein, Coordinator of programme 80 years of freedom, Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei (National Committee 4 and 5 May) – The Netherlands 
  • Łukasz Kukawski, Head of education and visitor center – Museum and Memorial in Sobibór – Poland 


An informal lunch to continue networking, before the LRE Conference.

Venue &

Altes Kurhaus, Aachen

Komphausbadstraße 19
52058 Aachen

LRE Forum Co-Organisers

Institutional partners

The LRE Foundation has been supported by the National Fund for Peace, Freedom and Veteran Care (vfonds) in the Netherlands since 2012. The vfonds is a strategic partner of the Foundation since, for many projects.

Look back
at the 2023 edition