Creative Europe Launches ‘Mapping the Jewish cemeteries of Europe’ Pilot Project

In 2018, Creative Europe launched the Mapping the Jewish cemeteries of Europe (EAC/S10/2018) Pilot Project, providing funding to conduct a broad sample survey (or mapping) of at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in European countries.

Following on from this call, Creative Europe is launching a second pilot project that should extend the work conducted in EAC/S10/2018 and cover at least five countries, including three EU Member States and two European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries, preferably from the Eastern Partnership. The proposed five countries can include countries where the cemeteries are currently being mapped within the framework of EAC/S10/2018 pilot project, on condition that the applicants can demonstrate that the current action will map additional cemeteries and that activities of two projects will not overlap.

The pilot project should recognise successful examples of Jewish burial sites’ restorations and preservations carried out in the identified cemeteries. The action should also identify specific opportunities for cross-fertilisation and stronger interactions between various stakeholders interested in the preservation of Jewish burial sites, the representatives of broadly understood cultural and creative sectors, religious and local communities.

The action should contribute to the momentum built up by the European Year of Cultural Heritage through dissemination and awareness raising of the European value of heritage and cultural diversity of Europe. It will also tap on issues regarding transmitting the knowledge of cultural heritage to the younger generations, the acquisition of heritage-related skills (eg heritage restoration skills) by the new generation, as well as models of participatory governance for cultural heritage among public and private actors.

In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium consisting of at least two members. At least one of its members must be active in the cultural heritage sector and at least one has demonstrated experience with participatory community projects. Applicants must:

Be a public or private organisation with legal personality (natural persons are not eligible to apply for a grant under this call).

Have their registered legal office in one of the beneficiary European countries under the Creative Europe programme.

Only applications from legal entities established in the countries participating in the Creative Europe programmes are eligible. If the UK withdraws from the European Union during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, UK organisations will cease to receive EU funding or be required to leave the project.

The total budget available is €1,050,000. The financial contribution from the Commission cannot exceed 90% of the total eligible costs. This will fund a single project.

The project will commence no later than December 2019, lasting for a total of 18 months.

The deadline for applications is 30 August 2019.

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