CWxRM ranking among most valuable cultural tourism projects in Europe
ComingWorldRememberMe has scooped up a nomination from The British Guild of Travel Writers as one of the three most valuable cultural tourism projects in Europe. The art project pays tribute to the victims of the First World War and raises money for children in conflict situations.
The British Guild of Travel Writers has nominated the remembrance project ComingWorldRememberMe (CWxRM) for the award of most valuable cultural tourism project in Europe. The initiative of the province of Western Flanders aims to commemorate, help, reflect and connect. In the coming years, volunteers will make 600,000 clay sculptures, which will then be placed in the former front zone in Ypres as a land art installation. In doing so, the project wishes to honour the loss of human lives on Belgian soil during the First World War.
Moreover, the organisation hopes to find a patron for each clay sculpture. By donating five euros anyone can become the patron of a sculpture and thus support not only the project, but also children in conflict situations. The nomination by the largest British organisation for professional travel journalists will hopefully give CWxRM a boost, as the project is losing its subsidies as of 2017 and must look for new partners.