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Preparatory action Protecting the Jewish cemeteries of Europe: fostering stakeholders’ involvement and awareness raising

19 Apr 2021

On 4 March 2020, the European Commission adopted the Annual work programme for the implementation of Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the area of education, youth, sport and culture.

Building up on the 2 previous pilot projects Mapping the Jewish cemeteries of Europe (EAC/S10/2018 and EAC/S10/2019), the current work programme foresees a preparatory action aimed at:

  • carrying out innovative pilot actions connecting various stakeholders (policy-makers, NGOs, local communities, educational institutions, cultural and creative sectors, tech and start-ups) around the topic of the preservation of Jewish cemeteries;
  • identifying specific opportunities for stronger interactions between various stakeholders interested in the preservation of Jewish burial sites;
  • raising awareness of the importance of Jewish cultural heritage and cultural diversity of Europe throughout history.

The current call is open to consortia of partners (at least 2).

Types of activities eligible under this call for proposals include study visits, workshops, training activities as well as communication actions. Mapping/surveying Jewish cemeteries is not eligible within the framework of this action.

The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of the project is estimated at €1.2 million.

The indicative duration of the action is 18 months.

It is expected that the action will start in July 2021.


Find the "questions and answers" document published below for clarifications while the call is open for applications.


The European Commission has signed a grant agreement with the following consortium:

Gemeinnützige gesellschaft zur erhaltung und zum schutz jüdischer friedhöfe im europa mbH (ES JF) in consortium with Zentrum zur Erforschung und Dokumentation jüdischen Lebens in Ost und Mitteleuropa (CENTROPA) and Foundation for Jewish Heritage (FJH).

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Reference documents

Published:  15 Feb 2021