Council of Members meeting of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience at House of Europe on 12 November 2013
The Platform of European Memory and Conscience will be holding its annual meeting at the House of Europe in The Hague.
The meeting will be opened on 12 November by a guest lecture presented by Kurt Schrimm, Head of the supreme prosecuting Authority for Nazi crimes in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on the new wave of prosecutions after the Demjanjuk trial. A talk by a representative of DG Justice on the rights of EU citizens to justice will follow thereafter. Platform members will then present their international projects, ranging from the Ukraine through Romania, Estonia, Poland, Germany and other EU member states to Iceland, Canada and the United States.
On 12 November in the evening, a public panel debate "Roots of Totalitarianism" will be held at the R.C. Spritual Centre De Boskant, at the occasion of the opening of the Platform`s international travelling exhibition "Totalitarianism in Europe" which will take place at 7.30 p.m.
The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is a non-profit interest association of currently 37 institutions and organisations from 13 EU Member States, Ukraine, Moldova and Canada, dealing with the totalitarian past of Europe. It was founded in 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic, endorsed by the European Parliament resolution on European Conscience and Totalitarianism of 2 April 2009, and by the EU Presidencies of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Website: www.memoryandconscience.eu
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