International Coalition of Sites of Conscience – Europe

About Us

In 2015, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience – Europe (ICSC-Europe) was established as an independent legal entity following more than eight years operating as one of seven regional networks of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC). Registered as a non-profit organization in Belgium, ICSC-Europe was founded to solidify a unified and sustainable platform for action for the European Sites of Conscience Network.


Transform, expand and activate the role of historic museums and sites of remembrance as agents of social change. The Organization carries out its mission through European cooperation and the implementation of cultural and civic engagement activities.

Who We Are

ICSC-Europe represents a network of 46 museums, historic sites and memory organizations in 21 countries. Ranging from Our Lord in the Attic Museum in Amsterdam, to the Memorium Nuremberg Trials in Germany, and the War Childhood Museum in Bosnia, ICSC-Europe works with its members to use the lens of memory – of historic waves of immigration, decades of repression, and of ethnic and religious conflicts – to inform and fortify civic action that challenges intolerance and violence in Europe. To see a list of members, click here.

ICSC-Europe carries out its mission under the belief that as trusted educational and community spaces containing human and visceral connections to the past, museums and historic sites are exceptionally suited for fostering dialogue, catalyzing civic engagement and bringing about social change.

ICSC-Europe employs dialogue as a methodology and interpretive strategy to enable the public to make the connection between past and present, and memory to action. It applies this framework to enduring social issues addressed by historic sites and museums to foster an exchange of ideas.

Aiming to move visitors beyond passive learning, Sites of Conscience use facilitated dialogue in exhibits, tours, and a variety of creative and artistic programs – whether it is theater, visual arts, music, exhibit design or dance – to connect with audiences in relevant and personal ways. The most effective programs are those that “flip the official narrative” in creative and interactive ways to ensure that all stories are heard.

Drawing from the fields of art, public history, heritage, human rights and education, Sites of Conscience bring together different groups and communities as centers for artistic experimentation, collaboration and community-building.

Contact Information


Regional Program Manager

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience – Europe


MONTEVIDEOSTRAAT 3, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium