Je soutiens l'inscription des sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Grande Guerre à l'UNESCO http://www.paysages-et-sites-de-memoire.fr/
From the North Sea to the Chemin des Dames the Great War has left deep marks on our continent. Millions of Europeans, and the British public in particular are interested in this shared chapter of history that we unintentionally share. The Great War Centenary will consequently put the cross-channel region, which stretches from the United Kingdom to the Aisne and encompasses Pas-de-Calais, the Nord department, Belgium and the Somme region, in the spotlight in various ambitious cultural and tourism projects such as the " Great War: Between the Lines " project.
This project, which is funded by the Interreg " 2 Seas " programme, aims to better prepare these regions for the commemoration of the Centenary of the Great War from 2014 until 2018. The aim is to improve accessibility to the memory and heritage of the Great War for various audiences, more specifically young people and the people who live in the regions that fall under the scope of this project.
By joining forces the partners wish to promote the idea of a shared past throughout the region as well as a better understanding of the events of the Great War, its heritage and its influence on the society in which we Europeans live today. The partners’ goals are to increase visitor traffic between the partner regions as well as providing innovative information, education and entertainment relating to this conflict and offering quality sites and memorials that work together in a network. The “Great War: Between the Lines” project uses the public’s perception of war and peace today to promote the economic development of these regions.
The INTERREG IVA 2 Seas program aims to co-finance cross-border cooperation projects. Its priorities are economic competitiveness, the environment and quality of life. Its funds are distributed through the European Regional Development Fund and promote the development of the two seas border region (Channel – North Sea)
C’est l’association nationale "Paysages et sites de mémoire de la Grande Guerre" qui porte le projet d’inscription de ces sites à l’UNESCO; les Départements du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais, de la Somme et de l’Aisne soutiennent pleinement cette candidature et souhaitent ainsi continuer à rendre hommage à ceux qui sont morts sur son sol et porter les valeurs de paix et d’espérance.
Pour en savoir plus consultez le site dédié sur : http://www.paysages-et-sites-de-memoire.fr/
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