• The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 activities: European Route of Jewish Heritage

    The EUROPEAN ROUTE OF JEWISH HERITAGE has been awarded with the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 logo for the following activities:

     

    “European Story Telling Jewish Heritage Festival”

      September 2nd, 2018- October 29th, 2018

     

    Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom

     

    The aim of the Festival is to celebrate simultaneously in different European countries events linked to discovering the intangible Jewish heritage through storytelling activities in places of tangible Jewish heritage. One of the characteristics of Jewish minorities living in Europe is the migration trajectory they have lived since the Middle Ages until today. These inter-European stories are part of the diversity and cultural plurality that make up Europe. Through this initiative it will be sought that through collecting stories and experiences and spread them through the use of modern media technologies throughout Europe, awareness can be raised, not only about the history of Europe itself, but also about its migratory movements.

    The storytelling activities will seek to promote interaction between different generations, creating a dialogue between young people and older people, where young people can collect, record and edit these stories using digital technology. In this way, we will seek, on the one hand, to promote awareness of the tangible and intangible heritage among the youngest by promoting their leadership in the activities, and on the other, to avoid the loss of the testimonies of older people by collecting them in a single project. European character that has continuity over time.

    Two types of activities will take place at the Festival:

    - Storytelling activities in places of tangible Jewish heritage

    - Recording of different stories and experiences and subsequent editing so that it can be promoted by the rest of the participating countries, and so that everyone has access to this material.  

     

    More info: www.jewisheritage.org