The European Union European Citizen's Prize was awarded to the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) at the European Parliament in Brussels last week.
The prize was awarded to the EUJS for their achievements and activities, demonstrating exceptional commitment to promoting mutual understanding and better integration between the peoples of EU member states and for work promoting a greater awareness to genocide.
The EUJS was lauded for its partnership with the European Union and activity which engaged in cross-border cultural cooperation in the long term, helping to strengthen the European spirit and contribute to further European integration.
EUJS President Benjamin Zagzag said that “the EUJS is proud and honored to be awarded such a prize. There is no doubt that it will be of huge benefit to EUJS and European Jewish students, who are highly politically motivated and proud to see their efforts lauded.”
The European Union of Jewish Students is an umbrella organisation of 34 national Jewish student unions in Europe and the FSU, representing over 200,000 Jewish students.
Cognizant of the religious, linguistic and cultural diversity within the European Jewish community, EUJS strives to present a variety of perspectives through its leadership training programs, educational seminars and international conferences, all tailor-made to the needs of its students. Throughout its history, EUJS has placed itself at the cutting edge of inter-cultural and inter-religious programming, as well as programming related to genocide education, advocacy and Jewish continuity in Europe.