The Jewish Contribution to the European Integration Project

May 7 Tuesday


May 7, 2013


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva



International Conference

Also available in Deutsch

10:00-11:30 Panel 1:

  • Amb. (ret.) Dr. Hubertus von Morr, International Law Lecturer, Trier and Bonn Universities, Germany

Walther Rathenau, Foreign Minister of Germany during the Weimar Republic and the Promotion of European Integration

  • Mr. Franco Burgio, Managing Programmes and Activities on behalf of the European Commission, Brussels

Fritz Bauer's Contribution to the Re-establishment of the Rule of Law, a Democratic State and a Democratic Society in Post-War Germany.
11:30-12:30 Keynote Speech

  • Mr. Michael Mertes, Director, the Israeli Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Rising from the Ashes: The Shoah and the European Integration Project
14:00-14:30 Award Ceremony
Honoring H.E. Andrew Standley, Ambassador of the European Union to the State of Israel, with the Ben-Gurion Medal for Strengthening the Relations between the European Union and Israel

  • Prof. Zvi HaCohen, Rector, BGU, Israel
  • Prof. David Newman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BGU, Israel
  • Amb. Andrew Standley, EU Ambassador to the State of Israel

14:30-16:00 Keynote Speech

  • Amb. Andrew Standley, EU Ambassador to the State of Israel

The EU-Israel Relations

16:15-17:15 Keynote Speech

  • Amb. François Zimeray, French Ambassador-at-large for Human Rights and the Shoah, France

Human Rights, Judaism and the European Integration Project

17:15-19:00 Panel 2: The European Jewish Communities and the European Integration

  • Dr. Dov Maimon, Jewish People Policy Institute, Israel

Jewish Policy Planning

  • Mr. Andras Baneth, Co-founder of the European Training Academy, Belgium

Anti-Semitism from an EU Institutional Perspective

Contact person

Catherine Hirschwitz

Project Manager (Women’s Projects, Human Rights, European Affairs)

Catherine Hirschwitz
Phone +972 2 567 1830
Fax +972 2 567 1831
Languages: Français,‎ English,‎ עברית,‎ Deutsch,‎ Italiano


The Center for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS)