Preserving Jewish Cemeteries is an EU-funded pilot project set up with the aim of preserving Jewish cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe.
It is a joint effort by three leading Jewish heritage NGOs (ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, Centropa, and the Foundation for Jewish Heritage), taking place across 7 European countries: Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
Building on the success of work carried out during two previous EU pilot projects, the consortium aims to raise awareness of Jewish cemeteries in local communities; spearhead educational projects with the goal of incorporating Jewish cemeteries into school curricula; and help empower local actors to preserve their Jewish cemeteries.
Based on intensive research and teaching in seven European countries, we aim to create the broadest possible educational work on Jewish cemeteries in Europe. The focus countries are Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine.
The project consists of a series of activities such as seminars, webinars, youth and art university competitions, and various forms of engagement with local institutions & NGOs.