The conference “European Cultural Projects; Heritage at the service of citizenship“, organised by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, was held yesterday at the Casa del Mediterraneo in Alicante, Spain. Within the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the EU, the aim of this meeting was to inform the new heads of cultural heritage of the Spanish regions about the different cultural projects that are being developed in Spain within the European framework. The programme focused on three main axes on which European cultural action hinges: the European heritage label, the Faro Convention and the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes.
In this framework, Victor Sorenssen, director of the AEPJ, presented the work that we carry out from our network with the European Routes of Jewish Heritage, focusing on the role of the route as a channel for cultural dialogue, also presenting culture and heritage as vehicles to combat antisemitism and hate speech. This meeting was a very good opportunity to present the work of the AEPJ, which is presented as a reference by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, to different teams and representatives of Spanish public bodies working in the culture and heritage sector. Likewise, it is always a pleasure to meet with colleagues from other cultural routes with which we collaborate regularly, as well as representatives of the Cultural Routes programme of the Council of Europe.