Events & Meetings

Greek Jewish leader David Saltiel awarded with Medal of Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix

The European Jewish Congress was represented by Raya Kalenova, Executive Vice-President and CEO at a ceremony honouring David Saltiel, President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) with the medal of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix, by H.E. Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic.

EJC Meets with Hungarian Prime Minister

In Budapest to attend the 8th Jewish Heritage Festival, European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Pierre Besnainou met with the Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsani on September 5th, 2005, to discuss the recent as well as upcoming enlargement of the European Union, and emergence of extremist political parties in the region.

EJC Chairman of the Board of Governors meets with Latvian President

The EJC Chairman of the Board of Governors Moshe Kantor met with the President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, regarding her further commitments to remembrance of the Holocaust through the education of future generations

EJC Meets With Bulgarian and Greek Officials to Discuss Far-Right Movements

Taking immediate action on two worrying developments concerning the far-right in Europe, the European Jewish Congress held separate meetings with the Ambassadors of Greece and Bulgaria to the European Union, in Brussels, July 25th.

Jewish Senator Elected in Tunisia – EJC President in Tunisia

EJC President Pierre Besnainou met with Tunisian government officials and local Jewish leaders to congratulate them on the election of the head of the Tunisian Jewish Community Roger Bismuth to the new Tunisian Senate, in Tunis on Friday, 8th of July.

EJC Meets EU Commissioner for External Relations

The President of the European Jewish Congress Pierre Besnainou met in Brussels with Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Union Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, on July 7th to address several important points on the EJC agenda.

European Jewry elects a new President

On Sunday, June 26th, the General Assembly of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) convened in Paris with the participation of 130 delegates, representing 36 Jewish communities in Europe. The French candidate Pierre Besnainou was elected by the General Assembly as President of the EJC for a mandate of two years renewable

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Statements

A message to all our friends and communities from the European Jewish Congress 

Formally, our communities may have closed their doors and events have been cancelled, but never have these communities been so open. There is an outpouring of warmth and generosity in our communities we can truly be proud of.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.