All about the ASCE Annual General Meeting and an overview of past meetings, their location and topics.

AGM 2024

This year's AGM and Conference will take place from 19 to 21 September 2024 in Budapest, Hungary. News and updates will be published on our website, social media and sent via our newsletter on a regular basis, so don`t forget to follow us.

About the AGM and Conference

Each year, the Annual General Meeting attracts over 100 cemetery academics, artists and professionals from all over Europe. It generates a lot of public attention and through the conference helps expose important topics on cemetery's history, art, architecture, cultural heritage, sustainability, management, and future trends. This main ASCE event is held at the end of September and consist of three segments:
  • Annual General Meeting of members, where most important projects and activities of ASCE are presented, along with financial and administrative reports.
  • Conference which consists of presentations over themed subjects arranged by the editorial board.
  • Cultural program and guided tour of a significant cemetery where participants can discover the particulary important monuments, events or stories that shaped the cultural heritage of town, city and Europe.

AGM history

Every time, AGM takes place in a different European city and addresses a different topic. Below you can find an overview of all the past Annual General Meetings from 2001 to today.

AGM 2023

Annual General Meeting 2023

Mantua, Italy (21. - 23.9.2023)
Title: Cemeteries of the future
AGM 2022

Annual General Meeting 2022

Belgrade, Serbia (15. - 17.9.2022)
Title: Cemeteries for everybody
AGM 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

Budapest, Hungary (16. - 18.9.2021)
AGM 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

Vienna, Austria (7.10.2020)
Online meeting with live broadcasting.
AGM 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

Ghent, Belgium (3. - 5.10.2019)
Title: Shared use and reuse of cemeteries.
AGM 2018

Annual General Meeting 2018

Innsbruck, Austria (20. - 22.9.2018)
Title: European Cemeteries in the European year of Cultural Heritage
AGM 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

Athens, Greece (5. - 7.10.2017)
Title: Ancient Greek Art and European Funerary Art
AGM 2016

Annual General Meeting 2016

Dublin, Ireland (6. - 8.10.2016)
Title: Conflict, Memorialization = Reconciliation
AGM 2015

Annual General Meeting 2015

Bucharest, Romania (24. - 26.9.2015)
Title: Foreigners in Significant Cemeteries
AGM 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

Barcelona, Spain (2. - 4.10.2014)
Title: Beyond the death: Remembrance, Memory and Heritage
AGM 2013

Annual General Meeting 2013

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (19. - 21.9.2013)
Title: Gardens, forests, cities. European cemeteries as cultural landscape
AGM 2012

Annual General Meeting 2012

Maribor, Slovenia (13. - 15.9.2012)
Title: Promotion of cemeteries and their surrounding territories
AGM 2011

Annual General Meeting 2011

Vienna, Austria (22. - 24.9.2011)
Title: Modern Influences on Significant Cemeteries
AGM 2010

Annual General Meeting 2010

Cagliari, Italy (16. - 18.9.2010)
Title: Cataloguing, preservation, maintenance and restoration of cemeteries
AGM 2009

Annual General Meeting 2009

Granada, Spain (1. - 3.10.2009)
Title: Cemetery, tourism and culture
AGM 2008

Annual General Meeting 2008

Birkenhead, England (18. - 20.9.2008)
Title: The role of volunteers in cemetery care and management
AGM 2007

Annual General Meeting 2007

Stavanger and Sandnes, Norway (20. - 22.9.2007)
Title: The significance of cemeteries in society
AGM 2006

Annual General Meeting 2006

Verona, Italy (28. - 30.9.2006)
Title: The importance of the history of 19th and 20th century European funerary sculpture
AGM 2005

Annual General Meeting 2005

Berlin, Germany (22. - 24.9.2005)
Title: The future of the cemetery in cities
AGM 2004

Annual General Meeting 2004

Genoa, Italy (23. - 25.9.2004)
Title: Memory and future in the architecture of European cemeteries
AGM 2003

Annual General Meeting 2003

Barcelona, Spain (16. - 19.10.2003)
AGM 2002

Annual General Meeting 2002

Vilnius, Lithuania (17. - 19.10.2002)
Title: European cemeteries, history, research and restoration
AGM 2001

Annual General Meeting 2001

Bologna, Italy (10.11.2001)
The first AGM: formal establishment of ASCE and election of ASCE first president