Jewish community directors from more than a dozen national communities across Europe met in Brussels on Monday, November 25 to share issues of common concern and to strategise about key areas of policy within countries as well as on the pan-European level.
The meeting, held at the EJC’s offices in Brussels, saw national directors arrive from communities from United Kingdom to Latvia. It was also attended by staff from the World Jewish Congress as well as leaders of the European Union of Jewish Students.
Items highlighted at the summit included the mobilisation of Jewish communities in advance of elections for the European Parliament in May 2014 and the growth of the far-Right, relations between the European Union and Israel, combatting anti-Semitism and the campaign to protect Jewish rights.
Sessions included a fruitful exchange of views with Hungary’s Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg Tamas Ivan Kovacz and former minister of national development Tamas Fellegi as well as a thought-provoking interchange with Israel’s Ambassador to the European Union David Walzer.
The meeting comes within the framework of regular coordination between national directors of EJC’s 42 affiliates and the Brussels office.Tuesday, November 26, 2013