Mission and vision
The Atlantikwall Europe (AWE) project strives for the first time in European post-war history, to link museums, places of remembrance and all interested parties, preserving memory and implicating future generations, especially the young, in the common European heritage of the World War II Atlantic Wall in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia and the United Kingdom (Channel Islands), showing to all generations its significance for Europe’s future.
Atlantikwall Europe seeks, through an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to enhance diversity and dialogue through access to this heritage, and to foster a sense of identity based on European values and collective memory and mutual understanding between people.
The project wishes to involve all interested stakeholders in a European community building cooperation network, through which research, events, education and culture, publications, training, funding alternatives, defense of common interests and linkage to fortification and other partners can efficiently be sought and developed together on a European scale.
Atlantikwall Europe wants to work on a structure by which the common European heritage that is the historic Atlantic Wall construction -through its remains in many European countries, regions and cities - can serve as a witness of the need of human rights and democracy in Europe and the world. WWII heritage as part of European identity counts.