European Observatory on Memories (EUROM)
Led by the Solidarity Foundation of the University of Barcelona, l’EUROM is a transnational network of institutions and organizations committed to the analysis and promotion of public policies of memory. It aims to reflect on the recent history of the struggle for democracy and freedom in Europe, advocating for a plurality of memories.
The EUROM work program focuses on research, debate and training, as well as the creation of content to give a voice to the citizenry. It has the support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Commission.
The network purpose is to analyze how the collective memories have been addressed through 21st century public policies: the consequences of Nazism, Fascism and Stalinism; the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship; the vindication of civil rights in Northern Ireland; the pro-democratic movements in Eastern Europe during the Cold War; the resistance movements against dictatorships in Greece and Portugal; and the transitional processes in several European countries, as well as others.
Similarly, the EUROM aims to act as a bridge between Europe and Latin America – where memorial policies have had a very significant presence in the past decades-, as well as with areas that do not formally belong to the European Union, but are part of the European continent, such as Norway or the Balkans area countries.
This program is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:
ODS 4. Quality education
Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.