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Past Projects of the Network

Here are some past projects of the Network. To find out more, click on individual project titles below:

1993: The European Year of Older People and Solidarity Between Generations
The start of the European Reminiscence Network with Reminiscence Theatre touring across Europe and the first international reminiscence conference.

1995: "A Time To Remember" An international festival of reminiscence theatre
The 50th anniversary of the end of hostilities in Europe is marked with a festival in London entitled "A Time To Remember". Two hundred guests from 10 countries present specially written pieces of theatre based on their experience of the end of World War II in their own countries.

1996: A Skills Exchange
An invaluable opportunity for European Reminiscence Network Partners to meet and work together on the Island of Crete.

1996 "A Time To Reflect": A meeting was held in Hildesheim, Germany, to evaluate and document the “Time To Remember Festival” (click here to view the evaluation report as a PDF file).

1997-8: "The Journey of A Lifetime"
An international arts project for ethnic minority elders, culminating in a theatre festival sharing the resulting work.

1998-9: A Dementia Care project "Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today"
An action-research project involving a reminiscence training and activities programme for families coping with dementia in 16 cities across Europe, leading to a manual for carers published by the Network.

2002: Europe East and West: New Partnerships with new EU member states
Following a preparatory meeting in Bonn, supported by KDA (Kuratorium Deutches Altershilfe) we launched a programme of East-West partnerships, whereby countries newly joining the European Union gained access to reminiscence training and resources through linking with experienced European Reminiscence Network partners in the west.


Click here for a brief history of the European Reminiscence Network’s history to date
[PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader - download free copy]

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