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


Remembering for the Future

Remembering for the Future project collected activities connected to World War I remembrance. Here are some of the events collected.



Here you can find all information concerning the “Remembering for the Future” conference in Sarajevo, 13-14 November 2014.

The conference in Sarajevo combined discussions and presentations on World War I remembrance and the role of adult education in peace and conflict resolution.

At the conference we reflected on what remembrance means for adult education in today’s Europe. We debated the role of adult education for peace and conflict resolution. The programme included key note speakers, interactive sessions such as a world café and a gallery walk, as well as a guided history walk through Sarajevo.

The Sarajevo conference also served as an arena for the handing over of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2014. Conference participants witnessed the Grundtvig Award Ceremony and learned more about the best projects of 2014 during the gallery walk.



Project resources

Resources in English


  • Multi-faceted Memory Project by EUROCLIO
  • 2WARdS-Europe – Memories of conflicts in Europeproject which aims to open an intergenerational dialogue
  • ARBAX – Against Racial Bullying And Xenophobia project – A video game to fight bullying in schools
  • DISCOVERPEACEproject about peace trails in Berlin, Budapest, Manchester, Paris, The Hague, Torino and Vienna – to make people aware of the importance of peace
  • How do you see World War 1st in your citymultimedia project that aims to commemorate WWI and to understand the situation in Europe 100 years later
  • WWI in European perspective, digital photography in Flanders Fieldsphoto project with participants from 12 European countries to portray WWI and to create an exhibition about commemoration culture
  • Raising Peacefrom Grassroots actions To Global Campaigns Promoting Peace and Human Rights
  • Remember for the Futurehistory project that aimed to foster critical thinking, respect for diversity and tolerance towards otherness
  • Mainstreaming Peace Educationlearning partnership that aims to develop a coherent transnational approach to peace education as an element in adult lifelong learning fostering active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, gender equality and social cohesion in Europe
  • TOWARDS PEACEproject that aims to promote peace in Europe
  • The Book of Plans Hopes and Dreamsproject that invites young people to record their own ideas in memory of those whose lives were cut short by the First World War
  • World War I in Africa“What happened in Africa should not stay in Africa.”
  • Joint History Projectan ongoing, social, political and educational initiative that begun under the auspices of the CDRSEE in 1999, aiming at an informed, significant and realistic change in historical research and education in all countries of Southeast Europe
  • European CrossroadsEHISTO (European history crossroads as pathways to intercultural and media education) is concerned with the mediation of history in popular (science) media and the question of social and political responsibility of journalists and other mediators of history in the field of commercial presentation of history
  • Ghosts of History – a collection of digital artists from around the world. Taking images of old and blending them with the new.

Publications, Articles etc.



Multimedia and Online (Learning) Material


Resources in other languages





  • Remembering for the Future article about the project at German publication “Dis.kurs”
  • 1914 – Tag für Tag – Multimediale Website, die in Zusammenarbeit von der Tageszeitung “Die Zeit” und dem deutsch-französischen Fernsehsender ARTE gestaltet wird, beschreibt den Alltag der Menschen im Jahr 1914 bis zum Ausbruch des Krieges. Unter dem Stichwort “Bildung” können BesucherInnen der Website auch viel über das Bildungswesen kurz vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg erfahren
  • 14 – Tagebücher des Ersten Weltkriegsdocumentary series on the German television channels ARTE and Das Erste
  • Europe 14|14festival that aims to explore the meaning of the World War I, national identity and Europe as a common peace project
  • Zeitmaschine 14/18“time machine”, with which the users can learn more about life during the war
  • “Die Waffen nieder!”Film project about the book written by Bertha von Suttner
  • Die Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges 1914-1918documentary
  • Wege der Erinnerungproject about the conflict lines during WWI
  • Nie wieder Krieg!project and exhibition about the European Union as the most sustainable peace project of modern times
  • WAR WAS?history competition “Heimat im Ruhrgebiet” about places of remembrance and memories