On October 10 and 11 of 2018, Victor Sorenssen and Caroline Lambert representing The Luxembourg based European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), project leaders of Parallel Traces and Stefanie Thomas from Culture and Media Agency Europe CUMEDIAE aisbl participated in the Kick Off meeting of Creative Europe in Brussels.
The sessions were targeted around the working methodology for European cultural projects and sharing experiences and objectives with other organizations that have been selected.
Parallel Traces is a cross-cutting, collaborative, pan-European project that offers a renewed look at the significance of Jewish heritage today to create a new window that provides an original and rigorous perspective on the past, present and future of European Jewish history.
The project will discover, rethink, and raise awareness about the European Jewish Heritage as an integral part of European history through different mechanisms: a call for artists, offline and online communication activities, and the development of a new app.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the project presents a well-defined consortium that brings together 8 organisations from 5 EU and 2 non-EU countries. The consortium, led by The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ) based in Luxembourg, also includes Culture and Media Agency Europe aisbl (Belgium), Imascono Art S.L. and local partners Patronat Call de Girona (Spain),Tacka Kommukacije (Serbia), Tarbut Foundation (Romania), Bente Kahan Foundation (Poland) and Israeli House (Georgia).
Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. It aims to help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation; enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion; give Europe’s culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.