Collaboration Agreement between the Phoenicians’ Route and the European Routes of Jewish Heritage

The Phoenicians’ Route and the European Routes of Jewish Heritage, two historical Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, signed a Collaboration Agreement aiming at safeguarding and promoting the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Euro-Mediterranean history, in order to launch joint activities and strategies for cultural and tourism enhancement favoring their respective territories.

On the 8th of February 2022 the two Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe The Phoenicians’ Route and the European Routes of Jewish Heritage signed a relevant collaboration agreement, with the aim of promoting and disseminating the tangible and intangible cultural heritage connected to products, places, traditions, civilizations at the basis of European values.

The agreement aims at promoting opportunities exchanges between these two Cultural Routes that share the same methodologies, stimulating a new co-planning and collaboration in terms of analysis, creation of tourist products, as well as actions to enhance the territories, promotion of sustainable, creative and experiential tourism, both linked to local communities.


The Medieval Route of Rashi in Champagne launches a citizen participation project of creation of frescoes

Frescoes project for Dampierre Ramerupt and Lhuitre, North Aube, France

By The Communauté de Communes Arcis Mailly Ramerupt

In the framework of the actions of the Medieval Route of Rashi in Champagne carried by the Aube Tourisme Agency

By Delphine Yague. A touristic and artistic circuit project through villages of Aube around frescoes is being planned for 2022-2024. It is thought as a new cultural action to tell the history of former Jewish communities of Champagne.

This project is led by Communauté de Communes Arcis-Mailly-Ramerupt (a group of Municipalities situed in north Aube) in partnership with the Aube Tourism Agency, the Association Les Passeurs de Fresques and the inhabitants.

It emerged in the frame of the animation of the Medieval Route of Rashi in Champagne for the Aube Tourism Agency which carries the Route.


AEPJ presents its work to Mr. Bjorn Berge, the new Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

At the invitation of Ambassador Mr. Patrick Engelberg, the head of the Luxembourg  Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe, a lunch took place in Strasbourg with Mr. Bjorn Berge, the new Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and two senior staff members. Together with Mrs. Claude Bloch, Honorary president of AEPJ, president François Moyse was able to outline to Mr. Berge the considerable work that AEPJ has done during 20 years and how important the topic of Jewish heritage is, in order to get citizens and communities to know and respect each other better in these tensed times.

The successful lunch will be follow-up both with the Luxembourg authorities and the Council of Europe.


AEPJ members commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day around Europe

Every year around 27 January, we pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirm our unwavering commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group-targeted violence. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945.

In 2022, the theme guiding the United Nations Holocaust remembrance and education is “Memory, Dignity and Justice”. Holocaust commemoration and education is a global imperative in the third decade of the 21st century.

The members of the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ) understand this day as paramount for the preservation of Jewish life in Europe and as an exercise of Remembrance, Dignity and Justice for a more pluralistic, inclusive and diverse Europe.


The Red de Juderías de España brings an exhibition about the Sephardic spanish Heritage to Poland

The Red de Juderías de España (Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters), AEPJ member since 2004, continues in 2022 with its firm commitment to the international promotion of the Jewish legacy of the cities of the Association. Within this line of action, presented at its recent General Assembly held in December in León, is the international itinerancy of Discover Sepharad, the photographic exhibition that has already visited several international capitals and that lands in Warsaw next January 25th.

The exhibition, composed by 23 images that capture the soul of the Jewish quarters of the different cities that make up the Network, accompanied by a text that highlights the Jewish essence of each one of them, is an activity co-organised by the Cervantes Institute and the Red de Juderías de España – Caminos de Sefarad, and the Spanish Tourist Office in Poland.


First meeting of managers of Cultural Routes in Spain

Today was held in Madrid the first meeting of managers of Cultural Routes of Spain with the certification or in certification phase of the Council of Europe promoted by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Spain and the European Institute of Cultural Routes. The program included presentations by the Cultural Routes with presence in Spain, as well as strategic actions to promote the routes in fields such as the extension of the routes in Ibero-America, the development of the network of Universities of Study of the Cultural Routes, or the synergies between the Unesco Conventions and the Cultural Routes.

The program was inaugurated by Isaac Sastre de Diego, Director General of Fine Arts; Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Victor Francos Díaz, Secretary General of Culture and Sport.


AEPJ participates in the preparatory meeting for the 2022 Training Academy of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

The European Routes of Jewish Heritage powered by AEPJ participates in the preparatory meeting for the 2022 Training Academy of Cultural Routes Certified by the Council of Europe, which will take place in Fontainebleau, France, in May 2022, organised by the Route des Impressionistes, in collaboration with the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme. Thirty-seven of the 45 certified routes are taking part in the meeting, which is organised in the framework of the French Presidency of the European Union, through the French Ministry of Culture, which has made the enhancement of European cultural heritage one of its Presidency priorities.

The Training Academy will focus on three key priorities, the content of which will be defined at the meeting and which will revolve around a common theme, the development of “Cultural Tourism”.

The European Days of Jewish Culture 2022 theme will be Renewal

We are pleased to inform you about the central theme of the next edition of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2022 festival, which will be: Renewal

The Festival will be held, as usual, starting on the first Sunday of September 2022, that is to say on the 4th of September, with the possibility of extending the activities during the following months until the end of the year, thus giving Coordinators the opportunity to adapt the activities to their particular situation.

More information and processes will be added to this page soon. For any questions or information please do not hesitate to contact us at edjc@jewisheritage.org.

The European Days of Jewish Culture 2022 Festival is in partnership with the National Library of Israel


About Renewal

A text developed by the National Library of Israel and the Task Force Group of the EDJC 2022.


Welcome to our new AEPJ members

Within the framework of the AEPJ General Assembly, held online, different institutions have presented their candidacy to become part of our European network.

In this sense, we are very pleased to inform that from January 2022, the AEPJ will be formed by a total of 29 institutions, one of them as an observer member.

The new institutions of the network are the following:


We would like to give a warm welcome to the new institutions
that are part of the AEPJ family!

Our network has experienced a very important growth in recent years, tripling the number of members in the network, multiplying the number of projects implemented, as well as the participation in different projects of European programs such as Creative Europe, Erasmus+ or REC.

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