European Observatory on Memories (EUROM)

eurom-observatori-europeu-memories-logoLed 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 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
    ODS 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.

    Target 16.7: Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

  • ODS 11. Sustainable cities and communities
    ODS 11. Sustainable cities and communities

    Target 11.3: By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

    Target 11.4: Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

  • ODS 4. Quality education
    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.