Who we are:
Europe Israel Public Affairs a non-partisan pro-Israel lobby group working within the EU institutions and at national parliamentary level.
Based in Brussels, right beside the European Commission, European Council and within easy reach of the European Parliament, our team of lobbyists and communications experts is dedicated to a simple objective:
Connecting Europe and Israel.
We develop networks between parliamentarians, civil servants and staffers and their counterparts in Israel, facilitate dialogue and create events and opportunities enabling stronger political, economic and cultural ties between the EU and the State of Israel.
We love Israel. We know it as a dynamic, fast changing, pluralist society. Where innovation in health, technology, agriculture and environment to name but four are changing lives around the world for the better.
We know it as the only real democracy in the Middle East, where human rights are respected and where political debate and opposition are positively encouraged.
And we know it as a place with one of the richest cultural tapestries in the world, where different Jewish cultures from around the world mix with Christian, Arab, Bedouin and Druze cultures creating a heady and utterly unique mix. This produces some outstanding talent in music, art, film and theatre.
Why are we telling you all this? Because for us Israel is about so much more than just conflict.
What we do and how we do it
Of course here at EIPA we do deal with conflict related issues, from briefings between MEPs, Commissioners and staffers and key high-profile Israeli political representatives, strategic thinkers, defence experts and academics; to events and political initiatives that ensure that Israel’s position, across party lines and in its entirety, is articulated and heard loud and clear. We bring them to Israel too, so they can see, hear and feel for themselves how things are on the ground.
But what makes us unique is our ability to reach the parts that other organisations can’t reach. We talk about Israel to politicians and staffers in a way that relates to them. Whether that’s Green MEPs about Israeli green energy, or the Agriculture Commissioner and his cabinet about Israeli water management or Transport Committee members about life saving Israeli road safety initiatives.
We follow this up by bringing MEPs and key staffers to Israel, showing them these projects and initiatives first hand, allowing relationships to develop and networks to be built.
We strive to get the widest possible audience in the EU Institutions relating, interacting and connecting with Israel outside the usual prism of conflict or peace process.
But we can’t do any of this valuable work without political support. Our political board is made up of MEPs from across the political spectrum and across different policy lines, increasing our reach and influence at the heart of the EU. To find out more about our political board, please click here.