Network Remembrance – reconciliation – resilience

Remembrance is an important key for reconciliation and resilience. Therefore, the main intention of the network remembrance is facilitating ideas, material and  assistance for appropriate particular research and/or educational projects  in different countries by individual and groups of students and adult evaluating past experiences in documents of any kind, in rituals and artefacts, for present understanding and future projects.

Because commemoration and remembrance have to do with religious, value, and ethical dimensions, these aspects are crucial for research and education; they are an antidote for radicalisation leading to a spiral of violence. Remembrance education in this sense is a mirror in which we learn to evaluate our prejudice, our emotions and behaviour. Remembrance education is not only learning about but learning from.

In the main project, researchers and educators from from different European countries develop together educational and research material about European memory cultures, prepare projects, conferences, workshops for research and educational projects in real or virtual encounters for individuals and groups of students and adults and groups concerning reconciliation and resilience. Therefore, students are welcome to participate with own particular projects.

By a transcultural, ecumenical, sustainable, value oriented, and multidimensional approach the project facilitates interdisciplinary, intercultural and intergenerational discourses with the focus on religion, values, and religiousness.

By sharing, mutually developing and common evaluating appropriate research, educational concepts and material (in a virtual growing handbook), and by prepearing  simulation-games, the projects integrates information, assistance, invitation, counselling/ supervision, and evaluation through this internet portal. By publishing the results, it facilitates sustainable research and education concerning the relationship between remembrance, reconciliation, and resilience. The relationship between remembrance, reconciliation, and resilience as the main focus integrates different areas of research and education as purposes of the general project: Holocaust education, grammar of remembrance, coping with totalitarian regimes, artefacts as media of propaganda and resistance, the role of ecumenical/ social dialogues, the implementation of sustainability an values into research and education, and others. Therefore, a collection of research and educational publications and other material facilitates such projects. There is also a blog for project-news. For internal and external communication, there is a particular place. There are also information pages about current research and projects in Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Poland, and other countries

Material for research

Virtual Handbook

Current network members (alphabetic order):

Prof. Dr. Stefan Altmeyer, University of Mainz (D)

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Boschki; University of Tuebingen (D)

Dr. Geert Franzenburg, University of Muenster (D) (Coordinator)

Prof. Dr. Dzintra Ilisko, Daugavpils University (LV)

Prof. Dr. Iveta Kestere, University of Latvia (LV)

PD Dr. Piotr Kopiec, John Paul university, Lublin (PL)

Prof. Dr. Johannes Lähnemann, University of Erlangen (D)

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Mokrosch, University of Osnabruck (D)

Prof. Dr. Martin Rothgangel, University of Vienna (A)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schlag, University of Zurich (CH)

Dr. Michal Simane, Mendel University, Brno (CZ)

Dr. Ina ter Avest, Inholland University (NL)

Krzystof Tworogowski, Kielce (PL)

Dr. Hugo Verkest, University College VIVES (B)

New members welcome!


Dr. Geert Franzenburg,

University of Muenster