Remembering for the Future

Remembering for the Future initiative aims at collecting various World War I related projects and activities organised by Adult Education providers together in order to create dialogue, research and discussion.

“Remembering for the Future”, launched by EAEA and DVV, was an initiative connected to the World War I centenary. Throughout 2014 the project collected information and media, highlighting activities that link the remembrance of World War One with discussions and thoughts on the future of Europe.


Year 2014 marked the 100-year mark since the start of World War One. At EAEA and DVV, the year was seen as a chance to reflect on the past while also looking towards the future – and the potential for prolonged peace and cohesion in Europe. The project represented a wide network of Adult Education providers and NGOs all across Europe focusing on World War I. With this initiative, EAEA and DVV International provided a way of linking such undertakings, as well as creating opportunities for sharing and working together.

The main objective of the initiative was to link various WWI related activities (organised by adult education providers) together in order to create dialogue, research and discussion. The idea was to link the history of World War I to the current situation in Europe – what can we learn from the past and how do we want to shape our mutual, European future?

The theme of the initiative was also highlighted in the EAEA Grundtvig Award of 2014.


  • Link World War I related activities together in order to create dialogue, research and discussion
  • Implement reflection and dialogue on World War I in EU-Countries on a national, regional and/or local level
  • Tie WWI to current developments in Europe in order to learn from history and to infuse interest in discussing a mutual, European future
  • Build networks for Adult Educators and learners
  • Raise awareness among EU-citizens on the impacts of nationalism and xenophobia

Target group

  • Adult Education organisations and other adult education providers across Europe