Bucharest, 2nd of August 2018. The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) and The Platform of European Memory and Conscience are pleased to invite you to join us during the works of the international conference “Totalitarian Buildings of Memory and Conscience”, which is to be held in Bucharest, Romania, Hotel Sheraton, on the 20th of August 2018, between 09:30 – 17:30.

An international working conference to examine the situation of major totalitarian prisons which stand empty today in a number of European countries and the possibilities of their preservation as European sites of conscience in a joint pan-European effort. Contributions regarding the today usage of iconic totalitarian buildings in a democratic European context, about memorials, museums and other forms of educational establishments will be presented.

The event is open to the general public and it will be translated in the Romanian language.

We will come back soon with further details. Until then, please save the date.


For further information please contact us at +40 21 316 7565 or  office@www.iiccmer.ro.


The Institute for the investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) is a governmental structure established in 2005 under the coordination of the Prime Minister. Its role consists, first of all, of managing and scientifically analyzing the totalitarian period and its consequences. Secondly, IICCMER supports the creation and implementation of educational tools to a memorial end, thus contributing to the articulation of the context in which the values and fundamental rights be accepted by our post-totalitarian society. Last but not least, the Institute gathers, archives and publishes documents related to the memory of the Romanian exile.