EJC holds Executive Meeting in Paris

The European Jewish Congress held its Executive Meeting on the 13-14 December 2022 in Paris.

The meeting was held in cooperation with the CRIF – Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions.

Members of the Executive discussed current challenges faced by Europe’s Jewish communities and how to address them.

The meeting included discussions on security, the rise of the far right and far left across Europe, and threats to religious rights.

At the same time, Members of the Executive had the possibility to hear from Isabelle Rome, French Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, on France’s upcoming plan on combatting racism and antisemitism and from Karel Francapane, Programme Specialist in the Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education at UNESCO, on UNESCO’s programmes in the field of fighting antisemitism and Holocaust remembrance.

The EJC Executive Committee also enjoyed a guided tour of the permanent collection of the Museum of Jewish Art and History by its Director Paul Salmona.