American Jewish Committee (AJC)
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is one of the leading global Jewish organization and works to impact policy and opinion on some of the most important issues facing the Jewish people. AJC fights antisemitism and all forms of hate, strengthens Israel’s place in the world, and defends democratic values. AJC has long been a prime partner and sponsor of EUJS. The special relationship between EUJS and AJC was cemented in a formal partnership agreement signed in Washington D.C. in March 2005, under the leadership of AJC CEO, David Harris and awarded Honorary Member of EUJS in 2022. 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 six weeks working at the EUJS office in Brussels. Furthermore, for several years AJC has sponsored an EUJS delegation, compromised of leading student activists from across Europe, at its annual Global Forum in Washington D.C., New York or Jerusalem.
AMERICAN JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC)
The European Union of Jewish Students is a long-time partner of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Throughout the years, the two organizations have worked together to further our shared vision and desire for a vibrant Jewish life across Europe.
ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)
ADL is one of the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” ADL fights all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, it works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all. ADL works in partnership with schools, organizations and communities to design and deliver anti-bias education, both online and in person. Over the last decade, EUJS has been the main partner of ADL in Europe, helping to deliver dozens of trainings (Train the trainers and Words to Action) on antisemitism across the continent.
B'NAI B'RITH INTERNATIONAL (BBI)
B’nai B’rith International advocates for global Jewry and champions the cause of human rights. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in combatting antisemitism, promoting Jewish unity and continuity. B'nai B'rith International has been a partner of EUJS for many years, especially thought its shared position of Policy Officer in EUJS/BBI’s offices in Brussels.
CEJI - A JEWISH CONTRIBUTION FOR AN INCLUSIVE EUROPE (CEJI)
Founded in 1991, 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, CEJI’s 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 kind. CEJI is a long-lasting partner of EUJS, participating in various events such as Summer U or EU Activism.
COUNCIL OF EUROPE (COE)
EUJS is an accredited NGO of the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation. In collaboration with the COE, EUJS has held many 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.
EUROPEAN STUDENTS' UNION (ESU)
The European Students' Union is the umbrella organisation of 46 national unions of students from 40 countries, representing almost 20 million students. EUJS is an associate member.
EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM (YFJ)
The European Youth Forum is the largest European youth organization, working directly with the institutions of the European Union and promoting youth empowerment among its twenty million members. As an International 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. EUJS is among the founding organisations of the YFJ.
European Youth Foundation - EYF
The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities. Only youth NGOs from the 46 Council of Europe member states, as well as the European Cultural Convention Signatories. EYF provided EUJS with grants for activities, studies, research, materials and documentation in line with Council of Europe values and work.
JDC JUNCTION EUROPE
Junction is an initiative of JDC Europe. It empowers young Jewish adults and professionals to engage with the pan-European Jewish community by providing innovative international opportunities that connect them to each other and to meaningful, relevant, and forward-looking Jewish spaces. Junction supports and takes part in EUJS Summer Universities and supports EUJS in its professional endeavours.
JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL (JAFI)
The Jewish Agency for Israel was established in 1929 as the operative branch of the World Zionist Organization. JAFI's vision is a secure, diverse, and thriving Jewish People, united by our heritage and by our commitment to Israel. Its mission is to strengthen Jewish identity, and connect Jews to Israel and one another. EUJS welcomes a Shaliah from JAFI almost every year.
Nevatim program promotes initiatives for Jewish informal education in Germany, Austria, and Central European Countries. Nevatim supports committed young people who want to make Jewish life in Europe and especially Germany more social, interesting and attractive with their ideas and projects. It is a program that has significantly shaped the landscape of Jewish engagement and the diversity of the Jewish community in Germany. Around 300 projects have been supported in the past 10 years, exclusively by young adults for their peers, their communities and society in general. Nevatim became an EUJS partner in January 2023 by supporting EUJS' member unions in their projects.
UJA Federation of New York
UJA is the world's largest local philanthropy. The Foundation distributes its funds to hundreds of nonprofits in New York, Israel, and around the world. UJA supported EUJS in its journey of professionalisation and in its development. UJA is also very attentive to the development of Student Union in Euorpe. EUJS is the main partner of UJA in Europe.
WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS (WJC)
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is the umbrella organisation of Jewish Communities in the world, representing over 100 national Jewish communities. It was founded in 1936 in Geneva, Switzerland and has today its headquarters in News York City, USA. The mission of WJC is to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people, and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage. The main goals of WJC are to enhance solidarity among Jewish communities; to secure the rights, status and interests of Jews and Jewish communities and to defend them; to assist Jewish communities in strengthening their Jewish identities; to represent and act on behalf of Member Communities and the Jewish people; to preserve the memory of the Holocaust; to combat antisemitism; to foster, support and participate in inter-faith dialogue; to encourage and promote gender equality and the involvement of younger Jews in Jewish communal and organizational leadership. WJC is a long-standing partner of EUJS. It supports EUJS in its political endeavours but also financially. Through the NextGen Program, the WJC support various and numerous actions of EUJS.
WORLD UNION OF JEWISH STUDENTS (WUJS)
The World Union of Jewish Students is the worldwide umbrella for all Jewish student organizations. 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.
Yesod Europe works with Jewish community professionals in order to ensure a sustainable and strong Jewish professional network across Europe. Their mission is to enhance Jewish life in Europe, be it through skills based trainings, Jewish education, or mentorship. Yesod Europe has been a partner of EUJS since its creation, providing trainings, workshops, development programmes, and Jewish education to the EUJS team.