Project: Commemoration Battle of Messines Beneficiary: City Messines Amount: 60.000 euros Duration: June 7, 2017 On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 it will be exactly 100 years ago that 19 mines exploded under the German positions and thus heralded the start of the infamous Battle of Messines. The explosions resulted in gigantic craters, which are still visible in Messines, Ypres and Heuvelland. Several monuments and cemeteries in the region refer to this historical battle. 100 years later, these historical events are commemorated internationally.
Project: Learning for Peace Beneficiary: Flanders Peace Field vzw Amount: 20.000 euro Duration: December 2013 - December 2014 Flanders Peace Field organization wants to set up a educational project to guide young people towards peace education, community building, empowerment and critical citizenship through the story of the Christmas ceasefires and football. The history of WWI and its Christmas ceasefires, like the football story, is a way to make young people reflect on conflicts of today, about living together, about tolerance and diversity, on fair play on and off the football fiel
Project: international commemoration of the Third Battle of Ypres Beneficiary: Society Passchendaele Society vzw Amount: 140.000 euro Duration: July 2017 - November 2017 The project is based on the international commemoration of some dramatic historical moments of the Third Battle of Ypres on the particular day (exactly 100 years after the fact), knowingly places (Tyne Cot Cemetery, Crest Farm, Gravenstafel, Belle vue , Polygon Wood, Frezenberg ...) and (representatives of) countries, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany.