About us

OJC is a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose goal is to execute projects that promote Jewish culture and heritage, inter-faith dialogue and the culture of remembrance.

 

OJC will also work to encourage dialogue between the Diaspora and Israel as well as to establish deeper connections between Jews in Southeastern and Western Europe. The organization is governed by The Board composed of both young and more experienced Jewish activists from the countries in which OJC operates.

 

In addition to projects that will have their own leadership and project teams, OJC will organize a yearly conference, each year in a different Western Balkan country. Conference will have Advisory Board made up of prominent Jewish leaders, intellectuals and respected cultural and political figures that over the years contributed to strengthening of local Jewish communities.

 

OJC is not a political organization but will build on the positive experiences that have been present during the period of peace in the Balkans, and will use its influence to oppose tendencies of historical revisionism in the countries in the region. Understanding the particularities of the Jewish life in the Southeastern Europe is of huge importance when it comes to fighting antisemitism. The point is to "customize" methods to oppose this continuous threat and to be a watchdog for media in the Balkans that are inciting antisemitism.

 

OJC will act independently but in synergy with local Jewish communities and local governments. We believe that the time has come for Jewish topics in the region of Southeastern Europe to be addressed through projects that do not depend solely on Jewish or non-Jewish politics. We look forward to cooperate with the Communities and Governments, but as an independent NGO, ensuring that any change cannot affect ongoing activities. With this, OJC becomes a forum where respectable Jewish individuals, who for any reason are reluctant to participate in activities organised by the Communities, can turn their good ideas into affirmative action.

 

Soon on the site: list of projects, Board members, time and location of the first OJC conference.

Southeastern Europe

Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe (SEE) is a geographical region of Europe, consisting primarily of the coterminous Balkan Peninsula. There are overlapping and conflicting definitions as to where exactly Southeastern Europe begins or ends or how it relates to other regions of the continent. States that are most frequently included in the region are, in alphabetical order: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia. -- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Projects

Coming soon.

Board

Jelena Djurovic

Jelena Djurovic

Chairwoman of the Board

Ines Demiri

Ines Demiri

Member of the Board

Robert Waltl

Robert Waltl

Member of the Board

Jana Nichota

Jana Nichota

Member of the Board

Amos Dojaka

Amos Dojaka

Member of the Board

Get In Touch

Location

Zeleni venac 2, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

E-mail

info@ojc-see.org

Phone

+381 63 639 642