The Association

The Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE) is the European network comprising those public and private organisations which care for cemeteries considered to be of historical or artistic importance. ASCE is a not-for-profit organisation with a clear and global character.


To promote European cemeteries as a fundamental part of the heritage of humanity. To raise European citizen awareness of the importance of significant cemeteries. In order to fulfil its purposes the Association shall:
  • Share experiences and best practices
  • Co-operating to protect, restores and ensure ongoing care and maintenance to cemeteries.

The governing bodies of ASCE are:
  • The General Assembly
  • The President
  • The Steering Committee
General Assembly: is the supreme body of the Association, with its members forming part of it through proper and non-renounceable rights. The President: shall be elected by the General Assembly and represents in all respects the institutional, social, cultural and academic activities of ASCE. The Steering Committee: is the executive body that gives support the President.

You can download the ASCE Charter to read in detail about all the legal aspects of our organisation:

Publications and Promotional tools

Members rights and obligations

Membership in ASCE exists in different variations. You can read more about it at Members Rights and Obligations page.

Proposing Significant Cemeteries

In order to propose Significant Cemetery to be added to our list, you have to be a Cemetery Management Organization member. You can read more about this at Propose Significant Cemeteries page.

ASCE IT system

ASCE is an international association with members all across Europe. Therefore different IT knowledge, administrative rules and cultures shape the work. Presidency of the association is also moving with each elections and steering committee is made up of people from different countries.