On 15 June 2012, the debate entitled The Memory of Communism in Central and East European Countries took place at the Romanian Cultural Institute. Andrei Muraru – executive president of the IICCMER, Dinu Zamfirescu – president of the Scientific Council of the IICCMER, Marius Oprea – director, IICCMER, and Adam Burakowski, researcher, Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN, participated in the event.

The debate was organised by the Polish Embassy in Bucharest in partnership with the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

The discussion focused on the following questions: Will the next generations remember totalitarianism and, if they will, how will their memory be formed? Will communism still make the object of public debates in the decades to come? Will anybody try to repeat the unsuccessful and criminal communist experiment?