Coordinators and organizers of the European Days of Jewish Culture attended the second day of the EDJC Organisers & Coordinators Meeting 2023.
On the final day of the conference, attendees were treated to a variety of panels and workshops. The morning began with a panel on the memory of Jewish culture as part of the European patrimony, featuring Laurence Sigal, Leopold Braunstein, and Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska. The panel explored the role of Jewish museums, the immaterial patrimony, and the translation of the Yzkerbikher for the Polish public.
After a coffee break, attendees split off into two parallel workshops, one focused on innovative memory activities and the other on the activities of Zikaron Basalon. The day continued with a panel on Commemorating the Shoah, featuring Lisa Saloch, Aline Benain, and Laurence Schram. The panel discussed the lessons of the Shoah, 65 years of young German volunteering in the Jewish world, and the Hitkansut project, from Israel to the Diaspora.
The day concluded with a session on protecting and safeguarding cultural heritage, presented by the UNESCO team. Focusing on the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the sessions held at UNESCO provided participants with ideas for exploring new paths to further the festival’s impact.
The conference ended with a farewell closing ceremony, hosted by historian Philippe Boukara of the Memorial de la Shoah, AEPJ Secretary-General Assumpció Hosta, and AEPJ Director Victor Sorenssen, and featuring a vocal performance by Soly Iochana, Project Coordinator at the Jewish Community Center of Athens.
The 90 coordinators and organisers of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023 who attended the meeting are eager to continue exploring and celebrating Jewish culture and heritage throughout Europe!