On 16th May 2023, the ESJF hosted a conference attended by 40 participants, to explore the role of public authorities in protecting Jewish cemeteries in areas where Jewish communities were wiped out in the Shoah. The conference marked the end of a series of masterclasses in the project countries and raised awareness of Jewish Cemeteries as a unique part of European cultural heritage, a source of information about European Jewry and a sacred space that should be protected. 

Participants from across Europe were invited to develop partnerships, present their protection proposals, and discuss challenges of preserving Jewish cemeteries.