Lisboa Jewish Memorial


Our incubator helps you to develop Jewish Heritage Routes: Cultural, educational, heritage and tourism co-operation projects with a transnational importance and significance.

We offer support, training, consulting, mentoring and assistance for institutions and associations that are developing Jewish heritage routes, as well as for those who want to develop a project from scratch.

Applying to the call has no cost, but the organisation reserves the right to approve or reject the candidatures.

The routes

The routes

The AEPJ Incubator Project wants to build the European Route of Jewish Heritage, within the framework of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

The program of the Incubator is directed by the staff and the scientific committee of the AEPJ, which will be responsible for certification, evaluation and assistance for all those who wish to be part of the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

The projects approved by the scientific committee will form the European Route of Jewish Heritage as a whole and will be integrated into the Council of Europe program.

What we offer

The key goals of the European Route of Jewish Heritage are to preserve, promote and keep alive Jewish heritage, to develop tourism around these sites, and to broaden awareness of the cultural richness brought by the Jewish people to Europe.

The locations involved in such routes include archaeological sites, synagogues and cemeteries, ritual baths, Jewish quarters, monuments and memorials, archives, libraries and specialist museums, and a route itself can vary in scale from neighbourhood, to city, region, country and indeed can be transnational. Also includes face to face contacts with locals.

  • Guidance


    AEPJ is committed to provide guidance to help establish the proposed Route. Likewise, access to experts who can give advice on content and best practices.

What we ask

Applicants must understand and support the rationale behind the European Route of Jewish Heritage, must have a credible background and a credible plan for the Route. Also, they must ensure the information on the Route is up to date, especially in relation to online media.

  • Collaboration


    The provider will work collaboratively with AEPJ and will respond positively to all reasonable requests for information and to participate in AEPJ initiatives.

    The Provider is willing to work collaboratively with other appropriate heritage-related programmes in the area and other Jewish heritage programmes in and beyond the area. This will include promoting the wider European Route of Jewish Heritage, and sharing the Provider’s experiences with other Routes of the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

Step by Step

Whether your institution already have a developed route or you want to acquire the tools and support structures for the development of a Jewish Heritage Route, we have an option for you.

If you already have a developed Jewish Route


If you need tools or support to develop your Jewish Route

  • Step One

    Launch Call

    The first of the actions of the plan of development of the European Routes of Jewish Heritage is to open a call for applications for those interested in participating and being part of the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

    This call is open to all types of organisations, institutions and associations, with the ability to create and operate a cross-sectional project, with different stake-holders.

    We also welcome projects on a local level with potential to develop regionally or nationally, as well as projects already operating on regional or national levels that wish to upgrade them.

    Institutions can present their Route from a geographical or conceptual approach.

    To ensure the proper functioning and effectiveness of the program, the AEPJ Incubator will host a maximum of 15 projects.

  • Step Two

    Training programme

    It is a method-oriented program focusing on acquiring the necessary tools and support structures for the development of their Jewish Heritage Route. The program is designed by the members of the scientific committee of the AEPJ.

    The program will combine sessions oriented towards all the participants on general topics with individualised sessions with a mentor of the scientific committee.

    The objective of the program is to give the participants the opportunity to create a work plan for the following year to implement in their projects.

    The first training will be held at the headquarters of the AEPJ in Barcelona on November 21 and 22, 2018, and offers two plans, a one-day training program, and an extended two-day program that includes individual sessions and workshops.

Routes Map

Approved Projects

Fee and AEPJ membership

Results of the call will be published at the end of January.

Projects selected by the scientific committee will be integrated into the European Route of Jewish Heritage of the Council of Europe and will be monitored for three years - the overall lifespan of the incubator. Then after, the forecast is that the Route will be self-sufficient and can continue to develop on its own, under the umbrella of the Cultural Routes program of the Council of Europe.

The institution that leads the Route will be asked to submit a candidacy to become a member of the AEPJ as a condition for joining the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

This candidacy must be ratified in the General Assembly of the AEPJ to be held at the end of March in 2019. In the case that it is approved, the institution will become a member of the AEPJ, its Route project, part of the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

The minimum annual membership fee of the AEPJ is € 1,000 per year. This membership will give access to the institution to participate in other heritage projects, access to the services of the headquarters of the Association in Barcelona and access to European project funds.



The application period for the Launch Call starts September 14th, 2018.

The deadline for submitting applications is December 17th, 2018.

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