The AEPJ is proud to welcome the Jewish Community of Athens to the European Routes of Jewish Heritage!
Once the incorporation of certain new members into the AEPJ has been made official, we start to deploy those projects under the umbrella of the new members of the network. In the case of Greece, the project manager of the European Routes of Jewish Heritage, Marc Francesch Camps, met the new partners of JCA after attending the Youth4Culture project meeting in the city of Kalamata.
The meeting focused on issues related to the structure for the development of the project, the heritage elements that have been identified so far, and the agents that are operating from different experiences in research, conservation, dissemination and education in Jewish culture and heritage in Athens and the surrounding area.
The Jewish Community of Athens is working to promote its cultural action to raise awareness of the local Athenian society, as well as other visitors, of Jewish culture, with the aim of preventing anti-Semitism and promoting research and education on the memory of the Holocaust and the contribution to the cultural rights of Jewish people in Greece, including the right to freely enjoy one’s own culture. All three lines of action are aligned with the EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life (2021-2030) and, therefore, with the objectives of the AEPJ.