The EUJS mission emphasizes our desire to enhance the recognition of the specific needs of young European Jews and young people in general. Our work is based on a set of strong relationships with youth oriented institutions, both Jewish and non-Jewish, and with institutions who believe in the power of youth as a vehicle for positive change. Such work is conducted with a view to increasing sensitivity to the needs and abilities of youth across Europe, and in some cases, to encouraging a greater focus on youth issues and youth involvement.
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
The American Jewish Committee, under the visionary leadership of David Harris, has long been a prime partner of, a believer in, and a sponsor of EUJS. The special relationship of EUJS and AJC was cemented in a formal partnership agreement signed in Washington DC in March 2005. The AJC helps to bridge the trans-Atlantic divide by sponsoring a fellowship program that, every summer, gives an American college student the unique opportunity to spend nine weeks working at the EUJS office in Brussels preparing for Summer U. Furthermore, for several years AJC has sponsored an EUJS delegation, compromised of leading student activists from across Europe, at its annual conference in Washington DC. In 2013, AJC became the main supporter of the year-long EUJS-Unions Leadership Program.The continuous financial, logistical, and moral support of the AJC is crucial in enabling EUJS to fulfill its mandate in securing the Jewish future in Europe.
European Jewish Congress (EJC)
The European Union of Jewish Students works with the EJC to ensure that the voice of Jewish youth in Europe is prominently heard at all levels. EJC leaders have been guests at EUJS events on numerous occasions. Given our similar democratic and representative structures in Europe, EUJS will continue working closely with the EJC leadership to ensure Jewish continuity and prosperity in the continent.
American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
The European Union of Jewish Students is a long-time partner of the JDC. Throughout the years, the two organizations have worked together to further our shared vision and desire for a vibrant Jewish life across Europe.
Council of Europe (CoE)
EUJS is an accredited NGO of the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation. In collaboration with this organization, EUJS has held yearly seminars and study sessions over the past twenty years. Such programs emphasize the promotion of youth policies, minority rights, inter-cultural dialogue, and human rights education, in a united Europe that is increasingly a multi-cultural, reflecting the values of a pluralist and peace-seeking mindset. The objective of EUJS—to cater to the needs of young people—can only be accomplished with the active support and engagement of our partners in both the Jewish world and in the institutions of a united Europe. EUJS strongly treasures these partnerships based on our shared belief in the power of youth as a vehicle for positive social change.
European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC)
The European Union of Jewish Students works with the ECJC to ensure that is a member of the board of directors of the Europe- an Council of Jewish Communi- ties, and serves as the sole voice of Jewish youth for issues of Jewish concern throughout Europe.
European Youth Forum (YFJ)
The European Youth Forum is the largest European youth organi- zation, working directl y with the institutions of the European Union and promoting youth empowerment among its twenty million members. As an Interna- tional Youth NGO (IYNGO), EUJS is a member of the European Youth Forum and actively represents the interests of its Jewish members, as well as the interests of minority groups across Europe.
World Jewish Congress (WJC)
EUJS President Andi Gergely was elected to the Executive Board of the World Jewish Con- gress representing Young Adults. In 2013 EUJS started a global partnership with the World Jewish Congress to combat attacks against Israel in Universi- ty environments.
World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS)
The World Union of Jewish Stu- dents is the worldwide umbrella for all Jewish student organiza- tions. EUJS is a constitutional member of the WUJS network, and is a direct partner in their worldwide activities through its representation of the national European Jewish Students on the WUJS Executive.
Established in 1993 in Jerusalem, the International School for Holocaust Studies conducts educational programs and produces educational materials for a variety of target populations and educational organizations in Israel and abroad. Over 100 staff members work together with thousands of teachers, students, soldiers and pupils each year to promote Holocaust education and remembrance. Since 2010, EUJS has been bringing delegations of students from across Europe to Yad Vashem to learn about the Holocaust and how to educate and teach their peers about the importance of preserving the memory of the Shoah.
CEJI - A Jewish Contribution for an Inclusive Europe (CEJI)
CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe stands with people of all backgrounds to promote a Europe of diversity and respect. A Jewish voice at European level, our activities include delivering diversity education (including diversity training for companies) enhancing interfaith and intercultural dialogue, while advocating in the EU against antisemitism and discrimination of all kinds
European Jewish Fund (EJF)
The European Jewish Fund focuses on young people and their connection to Judaism and their communities by supporting programmes aimed at building Jewish identity and Jewish pride, especially by re-connecting young people with their rich and vital Jewish past. The Fund supports EUJS with operational support
B'nai B'rith International (BBI)
B'nai B'rith International has been a partner of EUJS for many years now, especially thought its office in Brussels.