Launch Call

Our call for routes

First action 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.

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

This call accept two type of Jewish Heritage route projects:

  1. Local projects with regional or national development potential.
  2. Projects that already operate at regional or national level that wish to upgrade.

In the same way, 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.

The projects that are approved 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, during which the incubator lasts.

From there, the forecast is that the Route is self-sufficient and can continue to develop on its own, under the umbrella of the Route of Jewish Heritage of the AEPJ within the Cultural Routes program of the Council of Europe.

Terezin, Czech Republic

Application cycle

Timeline

  1. September 14th, 2018 Launch of the call for applications.
  2. November 21st-22nd, 2018 Training for managers and directors of Routes of Jewish Heritage (non-mandatory participation, but recommended).
  3. December 17th, 2018 Deadline to submit the applications.
  4. End of January 2019 Communication by email of the results of the applications.
  5. End of March 2019 General Assembly of the AEPJ.
  6. April 2019 Integration of the approved applicants into the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

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.

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

    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.

Terms and cost

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. A route itself can vary in scale from neighbourhood, to city, region, country and indeed transnational. Also includes face to face contacts with locals.

Applying to this call has no cost.
The organisation reserves the right to approve or reject the candidatures.

Once the Route project has been approved and as a condition for joining the European Route of Jewish Heritage, the institution or organisation that leads the Route, will be asked to submit a candidacy to become a member of the AEPJ.

Likewise, the Route Provider enters into an understanding with AEPJ based on commitments from both sides - a partnership arrangement to ensure that the Route is meaningful and successful.

Interested

INTERESTED?

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

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

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