The Jewish people are an integral part of European civilisation, having made a unique and lasting contribution to its development through the millennia right up to today.
The Cultural Routes programme is an innovative and exciting way of bringing this remarkable story to the attention of a wider audience.
Council of Europe values
Much of Jewish history is rooted in Europe, with a past made up of migration persecutions and precariousness, but also of exchanges, humanism and a profusion of mutual enrichment. A key aspect of the routes is accordingly their recognition of the essential contribution made by the Jewish tradition in building cultural diversity through intense intercultural dialogue.
The European Route of Jewish Heritage is certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2004.