European contact group

Working with war grave sites encourages discussions about cross-border remembrance and communication

In the European contact group, a variety of organisations involved in maintaining war graves work together on a transnational basis. It provides for the exchange of facts ranging from war grave maintenance to education and caring for relatives as well as the coordination of multilateral projects. The international networking activities not only enrich the actual work of member organisations locally, but also create a platform on a European level. This makes it possible to incorporate the factual competence and interconnectedness of the members.   

Once a year, the organisations meet at an international convention in the respective member countries. There they take the opportunity to gain additional information locally about the practical and educational work.  

Office National des Anciens Combattants et victimes de Guerre

Hôtel National des Invalides
129, rue de Grenelle
CS 70 780 75 700 Paris cedex 07
Tél.: 01 44 42 30 01
PNIA: 821 753 30 01

Österreichisches Schwarzes Kreuz

Generalsekretariat des ÖSK
1010 Wien, Wollzeile 9
Tel.: +43 (0)1/512 37 69
Fax: +43 (0)1/512 05 56
E-Mail: gensekr(at)vb.osk.vbat

War Heritage Institute

Avenue de la Renaissance, 30
1000 Bruxelles
Tel.: 02 / 441 45 10
E-Mail: info(at)vb.warheritage.vbbe

Ministero della Difesa -

Ministry of Defence
Palazzo Baracchini
Via XX Settembre 8 - 00187 Rome
Tel. (+39) 06-4691.1

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2 Marlow Road
Maidenhead Berkshire
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 634221
Fax: +44 (0) 1628 771208