Streaming live from the LRE Studio in Arnhem (NL), the LRE Conference will be an inspiring digital event open to all members and partners of LRE Foundation as well as anyone who is interested in WWII history and remembrance. Host Anouk Susan will be joined by international guests, industry experts, and students to reflect on the challenges, opportunities, and future trends pertaining to the heritage, remembrance, and commemorations of the World War II. Joël Stoppels (Host of Europe Remembers “On Tour”) will report live from key locations in Gelderland marked by WWII.

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February 11


11 February 2021

By host Anouk Susan (former director Germany NBTC, speaker) & Rémi Praud (Managing Director LRE Foundation)

Redefining WWII historical research to heal the wounds of inequality

Panel discussion with:

  • – Linda Hervieux, journalist and photographer, USA
  • – Sebastiaan Vonk, historian, chairman of the Fields of Honour Foundation, NL
  • – Prof. Lucy Noakes, Rab Butler Professor of Modern History at University of Essex, UK.


Confronting the Climate Emergency – Perspectives from across Europe


  • – Nathalie Worthington, director of Juno Beach Center, FR
  • – Wiel Lenders, director Freedom Museum in Groesbeek, NL


A World After COVID-19 – Emerging Trends in Sustainable Tourism

  • – Massimo Turchi, historian and president of Gothic Line Association – Memory Lab, IT
  • – Jan Engler, Marketing Department City of Pilsen, CZ

In the Studio:

  • – Jos Vranken, managing director Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC)
  • – Jeroen Drabbe, director of AbelLeisure
  • – Rémi Praud, managing director of LRE Foundation

A Veteran’s Message for the Future
Featuring: Mervyn Kersh, WWII veteran UK infantry.


Can remembrance be fun? – Strategies for Youth Engagement

In the studio:

  • – Lisette Mattaar, director of the vfonds, NL
  • – Peter van ‘t Hoog, deputy of the Province of Gelderland.


  • – Michael Dodds, director of Normandy Tourism Board


  • – Hubert Bruls, mayor if the City Nijmegen
  • – Tim Ruijling, initiator of the Sunset March Nijmegen
  • – Joel Stoppels, Project manager LRE Foundation


Anouk Susan (host, former director Germany NBTC, speaker) & Rémi Praud (Managing Director LRE Foundation)

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