30. November 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Costs: 229 € inkls. Pausengetränke und Mittagsimbiss
Registration until 24. November 2023 via email@example.com or
The seminar is held in German language
The ongoing changes in the cemetery and burial system are having an increasingly negative impact on the financing of municipal and church cemeteries. Changing life circumstances (increasing mobility) as well as social and religious values are leading to a weakening commitment to the family grave and thus to the local cemetery. There is a clear trend toward low-maintenance and low-cost gravesites, which are offered in cemeteries but also in private burial places far from the cemetery (e.g. burial forests, burial churches and houses, burial at sea, etc.). As a result of competition and the demand for urn burials, which has been increasing for years, small-scale cemetery overhangs have formed in many places, putting a strain on cemetery budgets.
Cemetery administrations are in competition for burial cases and the associated revenues. This applies to the "product grave" as well as to the "product of burial and farewell", which is increasingly also offered by private funeral homes. In view of the probably irreversible changes in the cemetery and burial system, cemetery administrations are faced with a crossroads: Should cemeteries be merely a facility for ensuring the provision of public services or should they remain, as before, citizen-oriented places of burial and mourning as well as places of recreation and communal identity? And how can the ecological potential of cemeteries be expanded, communicated and appreciated for the benefit of the general public? And what needs are created by immigration?
Regardless of how the decision for the future orientation of the cemeteries is made locally: The cemeteries must be planned and organizationally changed according to the changed requirements. The overriding goal here is to improve the economic situation. In the seminar, essential components of a demand-oriented and long-term cemetery development planning (FEP) will be presented. In this context, two essential "adjusting screws" are differentiated: the revenue side (e.g. by securing the demand for burial and the associated fee income) and the expenditure side (e.g. by reducing the care and maintenance expenditure at the cemeteries).
Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel
I.1. Rahmenbedingungen und Grundlagen
I.2. Flächenbedarfsberechnung und Belegungsplanung
I.3. Methodik und Praxisbeispiele
II.1. Entwicklung der Bestattungsnachfrage
II.2. Neue Bedarfe durch Zuwanderung
II.3. „Pflegefreie“ Bestattungsangebote
II.4. Hinweise für die Gebührenkalkulation
III.1. Förderung ökologischer Potenziale
III.2. Optimierung Freiflächenpflege und Bestattungsdienste
– organisatorische und praktische Handlungsstrategien
III.3. Regiebetrieb oder Vergabe (make or buy)
– Chancen und Risiken beider Modelle
III.4. Planung personeller und maschineller Ressourcen
– Methoden zur Bedarfsermittlung
IV.1. Entwicklung der Gebäudenutzungen
– Wettbewerb um Bestattungsfälle
IV.2. Umgang mit Gebäuden und Infrastrukturen
– Erhalt oder Rückbau / Zentralisierungsmöglichkeiten
V.1. Wertschätzung öffentlicher Leistungen und Funktionen
V.2. Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Service
The seminar is aimed at cemetery managers and cemetery employees, employees of municipal and other cemetery operators, employees of the departments involved.
229,- Euro incl. beverages during breaks and lunch snack
If you are unable to attend after registration, please notify us seven days before the start of the conference. Otherwise we will have to charge you the full fee. You have the possibility to name a substitute participant free of charge at any time.
Position: Holder of PLANRAT Venne, Consulting Planning Development
Telefon: 0561 / 499 447 71
PLANRAT VENNE Planning Consulting Development
Dr.-Ing. Martin Venne
Landscape Architect AKH
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.
Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur
Museum für Sepulkralkultur
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0