The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Paideia, organizes every summer a unique program in its field, the Paideia Project Incubator. A ten-day program for supporting the development of new initiatives for European Jewish life, including activism, culture and heritage. It offers lectures, workshops, peer review as well as individual tutoring time for each participant during the program. The first European program of its kind.
AEPJ director Victor Sorenssen, participated in 2017, where he was incubating the European Routes of Jewish Heritage. In fact, the AEPJ replicated the methodology of the Paideia Project Incubator under the programme of the AEPJ Routes Incubator, giving very good results in the field of Jewish heritage. In these years, several AEPJ representatives have participated in the Paideia programme, incubating Jewish culture and heritage projects, including Jewish heritage routes. Federico Szarfer, project manager at AEPJ or Debra Brunner, The Together Plan‘s CEO, are some examples.
This year Victor Sorenssen has returned to Stockholm, but as a mentor, joining the Paideia Project Incubator’s team. In the last ten days, Victor has been helping young projects to grow and develop, especially those related to Jewish cultural heritage. It has been a unique experience for our director. We look forward to continuing to collaborate and explore new forms of cooperation with the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Paideia.