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Events, projects and other relevant information from Cemeteries route.
Events, projects and other relevant information from Cemeteries route.

Halloween at the Newtown Road Cemetery
Halloween at the Newtown Road Cemetery
This Halloween, the historic Newton Road Cemetery in Rushden, England, became the stage of an original event that blended slow tourism with an educational note.
"The whisper of the (paper) models" event and a literary contest
"The whisper of the (paper) models" event and a literary contest
Attend a special event at the Cemetery agli Allori in Florence, Italy, on June 10, 2024, and participate in an engaging literary contest.
WDEC 2024: Environmental sustainability and climate change
WDEC 2024: Environmental sustainability and climate change
This year's WDEC will focus on cemeteries' dedication to environmental sustainability and fight against climate change.
"Cimitero dal Vivo": a unique way to discover Ravenna
"Cimitero dal Vivo": a unique way to discover Ravenna's Historic Cemetery
An innovative format that includes a digital game R-Tales, a new digital map, and a live show with music, theater, and performance.
Accessibility of cemeteries
Accessibility of cemeteries
Share your examples of good practices regarding accessibility challenges in your cemetery.
25th Cemeteries Colloquium: Call for papers
25th Cemeteries Colloquium: Call for papers
The Cemetery Research Group invites you to participate in the 25th Cemeteries Colloquium, taking place on the 24th May 2024 in York, UK.
30th EAA Annual Meeting: Call for papers
30th EAA Annual Meeting: Call for papers
The Iron Age Danube Route invites you to participate in their session at the 30th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Rome, Italy.
2nd memorial evening at Eastern Cemetery in Innsbruck
2nd memorial evening at Eastern Cemetery in Innsbruck
At the end of October 2023, the second event of the "Quo Vadis Fundamentum" took place at the Eastern Cemetery in Innsbruck, Austria.
International Conference in Athens: Call for paper
International Conference in Athens: Call for paper
We invite you to participate in the International Conference on Cemetery Studies, taking place from 18 to 20 April 2024 in Athens.
International congress: "Heritage, a shared responsibility"
International congress: "Heritage, a shared responsibility"
From 9 to 11 November 2023, Cementiris de Barcelona participated in the international congress in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
2° Cultural Routes Academic Workshop
2° Cultural Routes Academic Workshop
We invite you to attend the 2° Cultural Routes Academic Workshop, which will take place online on 7th December 2023.
The longest outdoor gallery in Vienna
The longest outdoor gallery in Vienna
A large photo exhibition, created as part of the project "Biodiversity in the Cemetery", is now on display at the Vienna Central Cemetery.
Highlights from the Cemetery Conference in Varaždin
Highlights from the Cemetery Conference in Varaždin
On September 14 and 15, 2023, the 1st scientific and professional conference on cemeteries took place in Varaždin, Croatia.
"Nachklang" concert at the Vienna Central Cemetery
"Nachklang" Concert at the Vienna Central Cemetery
A biennial celebration of music and remembrance with over 4.400 attendees.
ASCE president at the Cultural Route Certificate Ceremony
ASCE president at the Cultural Route Certificate Ceremony
ASCE president, Mrs Lidija Pliberšek, attended the Cultural Route Certificate Ceremony at the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.
Insights from the Certification Training Seminar in Luxembourg
Insights from the Certification Training Seminar in Luxembourg
ASCE president, Mrs. Lidija Pliberšek, unveiled the organizational journey of ASCE and European Cemeteries Route.
Participation in an international workshop
Participation in an international workshop
In 2022, European Cemeteries Route participated in an international workshop entitled "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: Cultural Heritage, Landscape and Tourism".
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe's 10th Training Academy
ASCE president, Mrs Lidija Pliberšek, participated in the 10th Training Academy of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in France.
An international conference in Turin
An international conference in Turin
Join the international conference "Around Cemeteries: a space of dialogue across generations and cultures" on 30 and 31 May 2023. Online participation is possible.
Webinar "Jewish cemeteries as visitor destinations across Europe"
Webinar "Jewish cemeteries as visitor destinations across Europe"
Join this interesting free webinar on 24 May 2023.
A great day at the Milan Monumental Cemetery
A great day at the Milan Monumental Cemetery
A glorious spring day on the 2nd of April 2023 marked the unveiling ceremony of the restored Maciachini’s family tomb at the Milan Monumental Cemetery.
Online seminar "Dark Events: A New direction in events research?"
Online seminar "Dark Events: A New direction in events research?"
On 28 April 2023, join the first of three online seminars on the theme of "dark events". Participation is free.
Webinar "Heritage and cultural tourism for Historic Cemeteries: an international Teaching Project"
Webinar "Heritage and cultural tourism for Historic Cemeteries: an international Teaching Project"
You are invited to join the webinar on 30 March 2023, at 5 p.m.
Restoration of Maciachini’s family tomb
Restoration of Maciachini’s family tomb
On April 2, 2023, the official unveiling of the restored Maciachini’s family tomb will take place at the Milan Monumental Cemetery in Italy.
Stories vs. Stories: The added value for managing the cultural tourism
Stories vs. Stories: The added value for managing the cultural tourism
Article by manager of European Cemeteries Route, Mr Dušan Vrban, presented at the international workshop "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe: Cultural Heritage, Landscape and Tourism".
WDEC 2023: Cemeteries for health and wellbeing
WDEC 2023: Cemeteries for health and wellbeing
From 26 May to 4 June 2023, the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries will celebrate the life-enhancing properties of the cities of the dead.
150 years of Kozala Cemetery
150 years of Kozala Cemetery
1872 is the year when the Kozala Cemetery in Rijeka (Croatia) has become a communal cemetery of public interest.
Success of the meeting "Mirogoj: challenges of heritage preservation"
Success of the meeting "Mirogoj: challenges of heritage preservation"
The event that took place on October 27, 2022, received many positive responses and organisers would like to thank everyone involved for their participation.
Memorial evenings at Eastern Cemetery in Innsbruck
Memorial evenings at Eastern Cemetery in Innsbruck
Every year, a memorial evening will take place at Eastern Cemetery in honour of people who, during their lifetime, left an important mark on society in terms of togetherness, mindfulness, and peace.
Terrassa Cemetery in the documentary "The children of the flood"
Terrassa Cemetery in the documentary "The children of the flood"
The Terrassa Cemetery was one of the shooting locations for a documentary about Spain's worst flash flood that occurred in 1962.
Final event of the FAB Routes project
Final event of the FAB Routes project
On November 29, 2022, the final event of the project "FAB Routes: Digital Skills to Promote EU Cultural Routes" will be held in the city of Forlì, Italy.
Events at cemeteries in Rennes
Events at cemeteries in Rennes
From October 28 to November 1, 2022, the 6th edition of the "Toussaints Musicales Rennaises" took place at the cemeteries in Rennes, France.
The 2022 AGM and Conference overview
The ASCE AGM 2022 overview
An overview of the ASCE Annual General Meeting and Conference 2022, that took place from 15 to 17 September in Belgrade, Serbia.
Successfully evaluated as a Cultural Route
Successfully evaluated as a Cultural route
To retain the label of Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, European Cemeteries Route has been evaluated in the framework of a three-year evaluation-cycle by European Institute of Cultural Routes.
Best practices award 2022
Best practice award 2022
European Cemeteries Route project Schools on cemeteries received the Cultural Routes Best Practice Award by the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA).
Significance of AGM for European Cemeteries Route
Significance of AGM for European Cemeteries Route
Why is the Cultural routes of Europe program and the regular evaluation so important from the management perspective
Why is the Cultural routes of Europe program and the regular evaluation so important from the management perspective
Throughout the recent ten years we have been evaluated 3 times. Always with success and observed as one of the routes that performs really well.
Plečnik
Plečnik's Žale on the UNESCO list
Plečnik's Žale were recognized as a site of exceptional universal value and were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Events during the WDEC 2022
Events during the WDEC 2022
From the 30th of May to the 5th of June this year's Week of Discovering European Cemeteries will take place in cemeteries all over Europe.
WDEC 2022: Schools on Cemeteries
WDEC 2022: Schools on Cemeteries
Schools require various programs to help children learn about society and culture, and cemeteries can offer an unexpected yet powerful experience.
Photo book "Crossroads of diversity"
Photo book "Crossroads of diversity"
37 photographs from 32 cities from 15 countries. Images of cemeteries that are so distinctive and unique, but still speaking the same language. Language of diversity.
20 years of tourism
20 years of tourism
All in vain is the amazingly preserved cultural heritage of the cemetery, if its sparkling stories of love, wars and discoveries are not joyfully talked about, touched and remembered.
Cemetery Tourism Study
Cemetery Tourism Study
The publication “Cemetery Tourism Study” aims to discover the model for future valorization of the Jewish part of the City Cemetery Škaljari, through the prism of cultural practice and tourism.
The meaning of cemeteries changes
The meaning of cemeteries changes
Tradition meets alternative, analog meets digital, cemeteries support environmental protection and are an important part of our daily living.
SunCemet photo exhibition
SunCemet photo exhibition
Any walk among the significant cemeteries of Europe reveals it. The unexpected touches of humanity. Fragile and emotional, yet strong and rational.
Virtual Guide to the Zadar City Cemetery
Virtual Guide to the Zadar City Cemetery
City Cemetery of Zadar has its own mobile application.
Mirogoj on the “Most Endangered” list
Mirogoj on the “Most Endangered” list
The Ministry of Culture and Media of Croatia nominated the Cemetery Complex of Mirogoj to the 7 Most Endangered Programme 2021.
2020: a journey of slow-down exploring
2020: a journey of slow-down exploring
There we go, European Cemeteries Route is heading for teen-age. Just small enough to be cute and adorable while big enough to have its own stand in today’s velocity times?
That thin red line from AGM in Ghent
That thin red line from AGM in Ghent
by Dušan Vrban
Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe received the 2019 Carlos V European Award
Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe received the 2019 Carlos V European Award
Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme, part of which is also the European Cemeteries Route, has been awarded with the prestigious Charles V European Prize.
European Cemeteries Tour 2020
European Cemeteries Tour 2020
First ever European Cemeteries Tour will take place from 13 to 15 May 2020.
Cultural routes activity report for 2018
Cultural routes activity report for 2018
Take a look at highlights of activities that took place all over Europe in 2018.
European Cemeteries Route at ITB Berlin
European Cemeteries Route at ITB Berlin
Presented at the stand of Kulturrouten des Europarats in Deutschland.
Cemeteries cultural heritage dedicated website
Cemeteries cultural heritage dedicated website
Rijeka cemeteries, managed by KD Kozala, exposed a new way of dealing with communications regarding cultural heritage of cemeteries.
Let
Let's talk stories
Share the stories from your local cemetery with the world.
2019: Growing and achieving more together
2019: Growing and achieving more together
10 years are passing by since the beginning of our route.
Developing official local guides list
Developing official local guides list
Connecting the cemetery story tellers with stories lovers.
Cemetery tourism: A self-conscious tourism
Cemetery tourism: A self-conscious tourism
by Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Call for Independent Experts on Cultural Routes
Call for Independent Experts on Cultural Routes
Expert in culture and ready to work for Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe? Check out this call for independent experts.
Workshop in Bologna with SEFIT Italia
Workshop in Bologna
Expanding the knowledge and teams collaboration.
Website refresh
Website refresh
A never-ending task. And you can help out.
Success in regular evaluation by EPA
Success in regular evaluation by EPA
To retain the label of Cultural route of the Council of Europe, European Cemeteries Route has been evaluated in the framework of the 2017-18 three-year evaluation-cycle by European Institute of Cultural routes.
Regular Evaluation Governing Board meeting
Regular Evaluation Governing Board meeting
Luexmbourg, April 18th
First European Cemeteries route info point
First European Cemeteries route info point
Installed at Pobrežje cemetery in Maribor, Slovenia.
Symposium 2017, Ljubljana: Digital technologies
Symposium 2017, Ljubljana: Digital technologies
Join us for 2 days and participate with your questions or comments in Ljubljana Hotel Trend Austria from April 6-7.
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