European Remembrance Symposium 2017: Welcome speeches
Rafał Rogulski (ENRS), Prof. Freddy Dumortier (Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts), Nico Wouters (CEGESOMA), and Gilles Pelayo (Europe for Citizens) give welcome speeches, and Dr Reka Kiss reads a letter by Dr Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, at the 6th European Remembrance Symposium in Brussels. The event was organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (www.enrs.eu). Attended by over 150 representatives from over 100 institutions dealing with the history of the 20th century, it was dedicated to the remembrance of violence in 20th-century Europe.
The goal of European Remembrance Symposium is to exchange experiences and establish methods and forms of cooperation between institutions from different countries. Representatives of European historical institutions are invited to discuss the challenges facing Europe’s idea of culture of remembrance. The meetings are open to all professionals dealing with 20th-century European history.
A series of European Remembrance symposiums was launched in September 2012 in Gdańsk. Subsequent editions took place in Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest.