Local Engagement

Empowering local actors to preserve their Jewish cemeteries.

Regional cemetery associations

Regional Jewish cemetery associations will be created in at least 3 countries to represent and campaign for the protection and promotion of its Jewish cemeteries, involving a range of ages and interests, fostering interest, appreciation and engagement, while combating any local hostility, prejudice or antisemitism. 

These associations will utilise the data collected in the previous projects to launch regional-level intervention that targets all Jewish cemeteries in a given region, planning and integrated and comprehensive cultural heritage strategy, whereby sites with strong visible presence and infrastructure will be utilised to contribute to the sustainability, economic investment and local awareness of less privileged sites within the same region.

Consideration will be given to the mobilisation of pan-European regional associations, and site twinning projects through the Council of Europe with scope for cross-border initiatives particularly in areas with close historical links.

Supporting Local Stakeholders

Masterclasses for Engaged Leaders

Local and regional authorities will be invited to send representatives to online and in person leadership masterclasses, where Jewish cemeteries will be discussed as strategic assets.

International Conference for Engaged Public Authorities

The masterclasses for engaged leaders will be concluded by an international conference for engaged public authorities from all project countries, who will be invited to develop partnerships, present their protection proposals, and discuss challenges

Online Forum

An online forum for local and regional leaders and local activists will be created to brainstorm strategies for Jewish cemetery preservation that they can present to their municipal and national governments. The forum will meet online during the project, developing a network between interested professionals.

Legal Research and Support

Legal research will be conducted to map issues around the ownership and monument protection laws relevant for designing preservation projects for Jewish cemeteries in each country; research about the potential for Jewish cemeteries and other heritage assets for regional development will be conducted, focusing on the challenges faced by rural areas.

A task force of legal experts will identify contested areas in each project country, exploring ways to raise awareness and lobby for change. A web-based tool for legal challenges will aid stakeholders in learning about relevant law, regulations and potential challenges for preservation projects they are planning.

Local Engagement

Local Engagement

Empowering local actors to preserve their Jewish cemeteries.

Regional cemetery associations

Regional Jewish cemetery associations will be created in at least 3 countries to represent and campaign for the protection and promotion of its Jewish cemeteries, involving a range of ages and interests, fostering interest, appreciation and engagement, while combating any local hostility, prejudice or antisemitism. 

These associations will utilise the data collected in the previous projects to launch regional-level intervention that targets all Jewish cemeteries in a given region, planning and integrated and comprehensive cultural heritage strategy, whereby sites with strong visible presence and infrastructure will be utilised to contribute to the sustainability, economic investment and local awareness of less privileged sites within the same region.

Consideration will be given to the mobilisation of pan-European regional associations, and site twinning projects through the Council of Europe with scope for cross-border initiatives particularly in areas with close historical links.

Supporting Local Stakeholders

Masterclasses for Engaged Leaders

Local and regional authorities will be invited to send representatives to online and in person leadership masterclasses, where Jewish cemeteries will be discussed as strategic assets.

International Conference for Engaged Public Authorities

The masterclasses for engaged leaders will be concluded by an international conference for engaged public authorities from all project countries, who will be invited to develop partnerships, present their protection proposals, and discuss challenges

Online Forum

An online forum for local and regional leaders and local activists will be created to brainstorm strategies for Jewish cemetery preservation that they can present to their municipal and national governments. The forum will meet online during the project, developing a network between interested professionals.

Legal Research and Support

Legal research will be conducted to map issues around the ownership and monument protection laws relevant for designing preservation projects for Jewish cemeteries in each country; research about the potential for Jewish cemeteries and other heritage assets for regional development will be conducted, focusing on the challenges faced by rural areas.

A task force of legal experts will identify contested areas in each project country, exploring ways to raise awareness and lobby for change. A web-based tool for legal challenges will aid stakeholders in learning about relevant law, regulations and potential challenges for preservation projects they are planning.

Local Engagement

Empowering local actors to preserve their Jewish cemeteries.

Regional cemetery associations

Regional Jewish cemetery associations will be created in at least 3 countries to represent and campaign for the protection and promotion of its Jewish cemeteries, involving a range of ages and interests, fostering interest, appreciation and engagement, while combating any local hostility, prejudice or antisemitism. 

These associations will utilise the data collected in the previous projects to launch regional-level intervention that targets all Jewish cemeteries in a given region, planning and integrated and comprehensive cultural heritage strategy, whereby sites with strong visible presence and infrastructure will be utilised to contribute to the sustainability, economic investment and local awareness of less privileged sites within the same region.

Consideration will be given to the mobilisation of pan-European regional associations, and site twinning projects through the Council of Europe with scope for cross-border initiatives particularly in areas with close historical links.

Supporting Local Stakeholders

Masterclasses for Engaged Leaders

Local and regional authorities will be invited to send representatives to online and in person leadership masterclasses, where Jewish cemeteries will be discussed as strategic assets.

International Conference for Engaged Public Authorities

The masterclasses for engaged leaders will be concluded by an international conference for engaged public authorities from all project countries, who will be invited to develop partnerships, present their protection proposals, and discuss challenges

Online Forum

An online forum for local and regional leaders and local activists will be created to brainstorm strategies for Jewish cemetery preservation that they can present to their municipal and national governments. The forum will meet online during the project, developing a network between interested professionals.

Legal Research and Support

Legal research will be conducted to map issues around the ownership and monument protection laws relevant for designing preservation projects for Jewish cemeteries in each country; research about the potential for Jewish cemeteries and other heritage assets for regional development will be conducted, focusing on the challenges faced by rural areas.

A task force of legal experts will identify contested areas in each project country, exploring ways to raise awareness and lobby for change. A web-based tool for legal challenges will aid stakeholders in learning about relevant law, regulations and potential challenges for preservation projects they are planning.