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Atlantic Wall Europe

Atlantikwall Europe is a collaborative project in the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and is supported by Creative Europe Culture (2014-2020), the European subsidy programme for the cultural sector. The project runs from July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2020.

The main partners in the project include: the European Heritage Atlantic Wall Foundation, organiser of the Dutch Bunkerdag, the Raversyde Domain in Ostend, the Flemish Land Agency and the French La Fabrique de patrimoines en Normandie. In addition, heritage organisations from the other Atlantic Wall countries (Denmark, Norway, the Channel Islands and Germany) have joined Atlantic Wall Europe.

The objective of Atlantic Wall Europe is to form a sustainable network of Atlantic Wall locations, and to present the heritage of the Atlantic Wall as a source of inspiration for cultural cooperation with museums, places of remembrance and other interested parties.

The projects resulting from this collaboration contribute to cultivating remembrance of the Second World War, especially among the youth. They simultaneously generate awareness amongst current and future generations of the significance of Atlantic Wall heritage for the Europe of today and tomorrow. The Atlantic Wall is not only permanently linked to our collective memory of the Second World War, but also to segregation and oppression. With this in mind, Atlantic Wall Europe endeavours to connect past with present via cultural and arts projects, thereby contributing to diversity, a collective European identity based on shared values, and mutual understanding between European citizens.

See also: European Bunker Day