Events & Meetings

EJC organises educational field trips for high school students to Jewish sites in Belgium

Students had the opportunity to explore Judaism's heritage in the country, comprehend its history and culture, and understand the impact of the Nazi occupation on Belgium and its Jewish community.

Spanish Senate and University Host Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremonies

The EJC President Pierre Besnainou and the EJC Executive were in Madrid to attend the various events organised in the framework of the Official Holocaust Remembrance Ceremonies

Zapatero to the EJC – “Europe and Spain Have Major Role to Play in the Middle East”

European Jewish Congress President Pierre Besnainou and EJC Executive members from Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium and Romania participated on Thursday and Friday, January 25 and 26, in the second annual Shoah memorial ceremonies organised in Madrid and were received on Friday by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and justice minister Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar

EJC on Official Visit in Poland

President Pierre Besnainou and Secretary General Serge Cwajgenbaum of the European Jewish Congress successively met in Warsaw over December 18th and 19th with the President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczynski, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Anna Fotyga and the President of the Polish Parliament Marek Jurek to discuss vital diplomatic issues affecting the European Union and the Middle East

Mass Brussels Demonstration for the Release of Three Kidnapped Israeli Soldiers

The European Jewish Congress is co-organizing a Brussels demonstration on November 29th to call for the immediate release of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers, in a mass gathering in front of the headquarters of the European Union that will feature members of the three soldier's families

EJC meets with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana – calls for strong stance against Iran

EJC President Pierre Besnainou met in Brussels with Javier Solana, EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, calling for the EU to take a stronger stance against the Iranian regime, on Monday, September 25th

EJC Solidarity Mission to Israel

Leaders from 24 Jewish communities from across Europe took part in a “Solidarity Mission” to Israel this weekend organized by the European Jewish Congress, to both show support to the Israeli people and to promise the Israeli government that the EJC will work with the European Union to ensure it does its utmost to disarm the terrorist movement Hezbollah

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Statements

European Jewish Congress shocked by ICC prosecutor’s demand to arrest Israeli leaders

The European Jewish Congress is appalled by the decision of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on alleged war crimes charges.