Following meetings last week with the office of the Governor of Chernivtsi oblast, the regional council and the city of Czernowitz, the ESJF is delighted to announce the launch of a vast research and monitoring project across the historic Bukovina region straddling today’s Chernivtsi oblast in southern Ukraine as well as parts of northern Moldova and northern Romania. ESJF teams will shortly spread out across the region, surveying the Jewish cemeteries there and monitoring their current state. The project involves the strong cooperation of the regional and local governments and is based in the city of Chernivtsi (historically, a major Jewish centre). With Chernivtsi Airport shortly to open up to direct international flights from a number of locations including Tel Aviv, this project will link up with the creation of important tourist routes across the region. We are very grateful for the support and encouragement for this project from Oleksander Feshuk, Governor of the Chernivtsi region. The research and monitoring project also links up with our new national project across Ukraine with the participation of the Mayor of Kyiv and the Association of Mayors of Ukraine’s Towns and Villages.