The aim of the project is to create a centrally coordinated and methodically managed network of ten regional cultural and educational centers of Jewish culture, which will showcase the unique cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. Regional centers of Jewish culture will be created in seven regions in the following locations: Úštěk, Jičín, Brandýs nad Labem, Plzeň, Březnice, Nová Cerekev, Polná, Boskovice, Mikulov and Krnov. The project is co-financed by the EU and the European Fund for Regional Development.
The main goals of the European Route of Jewish Heritage are to preserve, to promote and to keep alive Jewish heritage, to set up cultural routes, tourism and social development around these sites and to make Europeans aware of the cultural richness brought to Europe by the Jews.
The Cultural Routes programme was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987 with the Declaration of Santiago de Compostela.
Over 31 Cultural Routes in 2018, of the Council of Europe provide a wealth of leisure and educational activities for all citizens across Europe and beyond. They cover a range of different themes, from architecture and landscape to religious influences, from gastronomy and intangible heritage to the major figures of European art, music and literature.