Taking stock of European memory policies 2021

Fourth edition | Online event

  • The fourth edition of the annual network meeting “Taking stock of European memory policies” will be held online on December 10, 2021 from 9,30 am to 1 pm;
  • The event will gather representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe with the aim of discussing the state of play of European memory policies in Europe, and notably the main goals expected with the new CERV programme in supporting European remembrance and the Union values;
  • Co-organized by the Jean Monnet House, the House of European History and the EUROM, the meeting is open to all people interested in memory policies and remembrance actions projects.

Cover image: Ventotene view from Santo Stefano | Picture by Francesco Collotti
in Ventotene 80. 80th anniversary of the Draft Manifesto for a Free and United Europe 1941-2021


Friday, December 10

9.30 a.m. – Connection of the participants to the Lobby (register here)

9.45 a.m. – Opening

Constanze Itzel, Head of Unit, House of European History, European Parliament | Jordi Guixé, Director, EUROM | Martí Grau, Head of Service and Curator, Jean Monnet House, European Parliament

10.00 a.m. – The new CERV program: supporting European remembrance and the Union values

Gilles Pelayo, Head of Unit, CERV programme, EACEA | Peter Fabian-Hajek, Call Coordinator on Remembrance, CERV programme, EACEA | Chair: Jordi Guixé, Director, European Observatory on Memories, University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation

11.00 a.m. – Networking session for all attendees on the virtual platform

11.30 a.m. – Commemorating Europe: the 80th anniversary of the “Ventotene manifesto” and the 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris

Philippe Le Guen, Deputy Coordinator, Jean Monnet House, European Parliament | Oriol López, Coordinator, European Observatory on Memories, University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation| Mario Leone, Director, Institute of Federalist Studies Altiero Spinelli

12 p.m. – European memory initiatives and developments in 2021

Aurora Ailincai, Executive Director, Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, Council of Europe | Markus Prutsch, Senior Researcher and Administrator, European Parliament | Introduced by: Debora Righetti, Lecturer, Jean Monnet House, EP

12.45 p.m. – Conclusions

Martí Grau, Head of Service and Curator, Jean Monnet House, European Parliament


The meeting will take place on the Thola virtual event platform. You will be able to take a virtual tour of the Jean Monnet House and to network with other participants.
Before (from 9am to 10am) or after (from 1pm to 3pm) the working sessions which will take place in the conference room and during the break (11:30am-noon), take the time to discover the Jean Monnet House by visiting the virtual historical room and to discuss and network with the speakers and other participants in the networking room.


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