Emrah is the General Coordinator of the ENCATE and works as Co-Director at KIgA e.V. He has over 15 years of experience in civic education, historical memory, networking, and philanthropy. He is the founder of Karakutu and ENCATE and served on the board of several nonprofits. Prior to joining KIgA, he worked in various human rights, youth, and education nonprofits in Turkey and internationally. He organized high-level international conferences and edited several publications on antisemitism. He holds a master's degree in Development Economics and is pursuing another master's in Philanthropic Studies at the University of Kent.
David Hirsh is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London and he is the Academic Director and CEO of the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. He is author of Law against Genocide, Contemporary Left Antisemitism and Left-Wing Antisemitism in the 21st Century: From the Academic Boycott Campaign into the Mainstream.
cEuropean Jewish organisation
Based in Brussels, the European Jewish Congress is the representative umbrella organisation of national Jewish communities. It federates democratically elected national Jewish community organisations in over 40 European countries uniting 2.5 million Jews across the continent. The EJC is the only democratically elected body representing on the political level the interests and concerns of European Jewish communities. The EJC is a regional affiliate of the World Jewish Congress. The EJC was created in 1986 to give a unified voice to Jewish communities around Europe, representing their common interests and concerns, but at the same time allowing smaller Jewish communities a wider platform to express their specific needs. The main role of the EJC is to protect Jewish life in Europe and to combat antisemitism, racism and all forms of discrimination. The EJC is also committed to enhancing interreligious dialogue and contributing to a democratic European society based on democracy and peace.