About Europe Remembers

Europe Remembers is an awareness campaign launched by the LRE Foundation in collaboration with various organisations across Europe to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Following the success of the previous edition, which commemorated the 75th anniversary, Europe Remembers returns to promote and raise awareness around WWII history and heritage, as well as the upcoming commemorative events and exhibitions throughout Europe. The campaign will last from July 2023, the anniversary of the landings in Sicily, through May 2025, when the 80th anniversary of the end of the War in Europe will take place.


Commemorate & Honor all who lost their lives, pay tribute to the veterans, and bring attention to the stories of eyewitnesses and survivors.

Inspire everyone, especially the younger generations, to discover the events, exhibitions and commemorations related to the 80th anniversary of the end of the war. By doing so, we aim to increase awareness of the final phase of WWII and the remembrance sites where we can all learn about our collective and individual history.

Reflect on the lessons of the past, the legacies of the war, the values of peace, reconciliation and freedom, and broaden our understanding of history by exploring it from different perspectives.

The campaign

An online collaborative platform

Europe Remembers collaborative website is one of the pillars of the initiative and aims to be a one-stop destination to find information about the events organised across Europe, which might be hard to find juggling between various websites and different languages. Event organisers are encouraged to contribute to the database by registering on the platform below and adding their own event details.

The website also includes a wealth of information about the destinations and memorial sites that can be visited, as well as historical content like stories and biographies.

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Promotion & communication

A comprehensive international marketing campaign is in the works to disseminate the message of Europe Remembers to a broad audience. The campaign is anchored on the theme “History is Everywhere,” emphasising that history can be found in most aspects of our lives, including family, identity, neighbourhoods, culture, museums, and more.

In addition to raising awareness about the significance of history, the campaign also promotes the numerous commemorations planned to mark the end of the war.

To achieve our goals of awareness, consideration, trust, and engagement, the campaign utilises a diverse range of communication activities across different platforms and formats. These include social media campaigns, online promotion, video content, PR and media outreach, and more. By employing a cross-platform, cross-format ecosystem, we aim to effectively reach our target audience and create meaningful connections.

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The activation campaign

To foster a sense of community around the commemorations, the Europe Remembers campaign will incorporate various levels of activation. The audience, with a particular focus on youth and students, will be encouraged to explore their indirect recollections of WWII and participate in a contest by submitting their memories in the form of essays, illustrations, or photographic projects.

Join the campaign!

Is your organization planning events or initiatives to commemorate Europe’s liberation from Nazi occupation on its 80th anniversary? Join the Europe Remembers campaign to bring your event to a wider audience and get marketing support and visibility!

The Europe Remembers campaign logo is designed to be adaptable to suit the needs of project partners who wish to organise their own commemorative campaign under the Europe Remembers umbrella. Various elements of the logo, such as dates, geographical names, and subtitles, can be modified or translated to fit any historical or geographical campaign. This means that it can be adjusted, for example, for campaigns like (39-45) France Remembers, (40-45) Zeeland Herdenkt, and more.

To facilitate this customization, a brand book and communication kit will be provided to campaign partners as a ready-to-use toolkit.