Our Patron and the Boards

Our Patron and the Boards

Currently, the Liberation Route Europe Foundation is composed of two supervisory boards (forthe international activities and for its Dutch ones only), and of a Historical Advisory board. A patron of the Foundation has been appointed in 2012: Mr. Martin Schulz, former President of the European Parliament.

The Patron of the Liberation Route Europe

Since 2012, the patron of the Liberation Route Europe Foundation is Mr. Martin Schulz, former President of the European Parliament.

 The Liberation Route Europe provides a unique opportunity to learn about the Second World War and the unprecedented terror and destruction it caused. It is a beautiful project and a great honour to be the patron of it.

International Supervisory Board

The International Supervisory Board is in charge of controlling the management of the International Non-Profit Organization – Liberation Route Europe (based in Brussels), its activities and finances.

Victoria van Krieken

Chairwoman of the International Supervisory Board

Dietmar Nietan

Board member, Member of the German Bundestag

Benoît Remiche

Board member, Director of Tempora

Taja Vovk van Gaal

Board member, Creative Director at the House of European History

Rod Bedford

Board member, Trustee of the Royal British Legion

Basil Kerski

Board member, Director of the European Solidarity Centre

Dutch Supervisory Board

The Dutch Supervisory Board is in charge of controlling the management of the Dutch Foundation, its activities and finances.

Heleen Huisjes

Intermim Chairwoman, Director of Visit Brabant

Marc Kocken

Board member, head of sector heritage & community engagement | Coordinator Zeeuwse Ankers

Dieudonné Akkermans

Board member, Mayor of the Municipality Eijsden-Margraten

Herre Dijkema

Board member, Managing Director Tourism Veluwe Arnhem Nijmegen

Historical Advisory Committee

The Historical Advisory Committee advises the management team of the Foundation on the global development of the Liberation Route Europe, its strategy and vision. They represent most the countries involved in the Liberation Route.

Its role is to define the historical scope of the Liberation Route Europe and supervize the content and research development.

This committee will be seconded by the LRE Expertise Network which gathers specialists from all relevant fields to the LRE (history, tourism, education, business development etc.). This operational network is assisting and advising the team when necessary.

Prof. dr. hab. Paweł Machcewicz

Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. dr. Sönke Neitzel

University of Potsdam

Prof. dr. Phillips Payson O’Brien

University of Saint Andrews

Prof. dr. Richard Overy

University of Exeter

Prof. Em. Luc de Vos

Catholic University of Leuven

Prof. dr. Frank van Vree

Director of the National Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD)

Prof dr. Olivier Wieviorka

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

Prof. dr. Massimo de Leonardis

Milan Catholic University of the Sacred Heart


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