On the third day in Izmir, the participants of the AEPJ Routes Incubator 2022 took part in a dynamic led by Yoel Mansfeld, member of the scientific committee of the AEPJ, which, following the Nominal Group Technique, made it possible to evaluate and define a roadmap for the further development and growth of the common project of the routes. In the afternoon, the group visited the archaeological site of the Roman Agora in Izmir, where the remains of the house of the Kabbalistic Rabbi Shabtai Tzvi are also located.
The programme of the AEPJ Routes Incubator has offered a multidisciplinary perspective, combining keynote sessions, workshops, study visits, plenary sessions and networking sessions.
The project of the European Routes of Jewish Heritage faces new challenges and needs. It has been a time to holistically develop aspects such as the re-definition of traditional narratives, promote the educational environment, the academic research and the development of strategic partnerships.
In addition, the Incubator has been complemented by a programme of study visits, analysis and presentation of Izmir’s Jewish heritage recovery project, organised by Izmir Jewish Heritage. With this complementary programme, participants were able to explore and learn first-hand about the development of a unique project for the recovery, preservation and promotion of Jewish heritage.
In this year’s edition, we highlight the participation of members of our scientific committee, as well as stakeholders and institutions with which we collaborate in the framework of the European Routes of Jewish Heritage certified by the Council of Europe. A unique opportunity to reflect, create, imagine and establish development strategies for the routes.
Two programmes in one, from which participants have benefited for a unique discovery and learning experience.
This AEPJ Routes Incubator 2022 has been a unique opportunity to reflect, analyse and evaluate the development and implementation of the European Routes of Jewish Heritage. A privileged framework to build collaboratively between routes managers, scientific committee and the AEPJ team, a comprehensive strategy to further develop the project in the coming year. We return home with a very complete roadmap, and with a high motivation. We certainly missed the face-to-face meetings, we are convinced that the AEPJ is more than a network of institutions working together, it represents a real community.