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ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Consortium led by ESJF wins funding from the European Commission for a second pilot project to continue mass surveys of Europe’s Jewish cemeteries

The European Commission has awarded a grant of 1 million Euros to a consortium led by the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) to continue the mapping and surveying of Jewish cemeteries in Europe, and to facilitate awareness-raising, education, and stakeholder engagement. The consortium brings together the renowned international Jewish education NGO Centropa, along with the…
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Secondary school educational outreach in Ukraine completed in Vyshnivets

The completion of the educational project in Vyshnivets, Kyiv oblast on November 14th marks the end of the ESJF’s secondary school outreach programme in Ukraine, under the pilot project co-funded by the European Commission. Students from four schools in Vyshnivets and the surrounding towns of Stary Vyshnivets, Butyn, and Bodaki were invited in small groups…
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First educational projects of our EU-funded pilot project take place in Ukraine

ESJF’s educational activities have begun in Ukraine, under the pilot project sponsoring the mass surveys from 2018-2020. On November 6th, educator and Jewish cemetery expert Dr. Alexandra Fishel led 50 secondary school students on an excursion to the Jewish cemetery in Bohuslav, Kyiv oblast. ESJF’s educational projects work in close cooperation with schools and educators…
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Educational outreach in Slovakia coming to a close

ESJF’s educational projects in Slovakia are wrapping up. The projects, carried out with secondary school students in seven eastern Slovakian schools, have piloted ESJF’s educational activity in the country, serving as the basis for future heritage education. They reached almost 200 students from different schools across the country. Dr. Ján Hlavinka and Michala Lônčíková, experienced…
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Drone surveys wrapping up for 2019 with more than 90% of the work done

The ESJF is happy to report that we have now completed our drone surveys for 2019. In the framework of the pilot project running between December 2018 and May 2020, funded by the European Commission, we pledged to map and survey at least 1,500 Jewish cemeteries across 5 countries: Moldova, Greece, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Ukraine.…
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