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Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes
Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

Author(s): Author Not Specified
Subject(s): Education, Government/Political systems, Methodology and research technology, Management and complex organizations
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes; Platform of European Memory and Conscience; Section for Research; Department of Informatics and Digitisation;
Summary/Abstract: New member states joining the European Union in 2004 introduced a new issue to the community of democratic nations – the legacy of Communism. The Presidencies of the European Union by former Central and East European countries have all raised the issue of the insufficient coming to terms with the totalitarian past and brought it to European attention. On 8 April 2008, the Slovenian EU Presidency together with the European Commission organised a European public hearing in Brussels on the topic Crimes committed by totalitarian regimes. The participants called for the establishment of a permanent governmental forum which would focus on totalitarian crimes and of a European foundation to provide support for networking of national research institutions specialised in the subject of totalitarian experience.

  • Page Range: 180-191
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English