The AEPJ Routes Incubator 2022 started yesterday in the city of Izmir, Turkey, where the route managers of the European Routes of Jewish Culture, together with the scientific committee of the AEPJ, the staff and some invited experts, met to continue developing, improving and making this European heritage and culture project grow.
The second day of the Incubator focused on participatory workshop work: after an exploration session of the routes led by Marc Francesch Camps, project manager of the routes, participants were able to share visions and take advantage of the resources offered by the National Library of Israel, represented by Caron Sethill, and the Jewish Heritage Network and the J-Story project, represented by Pavel Kats. Helise Lieberman, Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland, toghether with Jeremy Leigh, member of the scientific committee, presented a very inspiring session on narratives on the European Routes of Jewish Heritage.
The afternoon was dedicated, first of all, to workshops organised by Marc Francesch Camps and Federico Szarfer, from the AEPJ team, focusing on reflecting on the goals and values of the route as well as on the communication, branding and marketing of the route. In addition, thanks to the Raising Transnational Awarness programme organised by the Izmir Jewish Heritage Project, the participants in the Incubator were able to discover some surprising corners of the city’s second Jewish quarter.