Policy Conferences

ELNET works to educate policymakers and opinion leaders about the complexity of global and regional issues, foster key ties between European and Israeli leaders, and empower political advocates of the Europe-Israel relationship.

ELNET International Policy Conference - EIPC

At the forefront of such educational programing is the ELNET International Policy Conference (EIPC). This annual conference brings together experienced policymakers and experts from key European countries and Israel, as well as select speakers from the United States and Arab countries, to engage in a frank and open dialogue and address important policy areas of key interest to Europe and Israel. With some 70 speakers, including senior political figures, as well as leading public opinion makers, and 500 influential participants, the EIPC provides an important platform for discussing the shaping of Europe’s Middle East policy and Europe-Israel relations.

The goal of EIPC is to stimulate joint European-Israeli collaboration on issues of key strategic importance, expand the bilateral relationship to include new topics of cooperation, share success stories, challenges, and experiences to the benefit of both Europe and Israel, and build a community of policymakers, opinion leaders, experts, and professionals who work towards strengthening the Europe-Israel relations.

In May 2023 the overarching theme of the EIPC was “A New Era in Europe-Israel Relations”, with tailored sessions that specifically tackled policy areas such as new security challenges, the Ukraine war and its aftermath, Israeli-Arab normalization, the Russian threat, the Iranian threat, energy and food security, climate change, Israel-related antisemitism and delegitimization of Israel, and more. 

3rd EIPC - May 2023

List of Speakers

The EIPC hosted some 70 speakers, including senior political figures, as well as leading public opinion makers. See the full list of speakers in the link below 

List of Speakers >>


The 3-day long EIPC had a full agenda with 13 keynote speeches, 15 breakout sessions, 8 plenary panels, an opening reception and gala dinner. See below

Full Agenda >>

3rd EIPC - Highlights Video

Opening Reception

About EIPC 2023

The President of Israel Isaac Herzog Keynote Address

Former Prime Minister MK Yair Lapid Keynote Address

Vice President of the European Union
MEP Nicola Beer Keynote Address

Full Panel with Amos Yadlin, David Cattler, and John Allen on Ukraine War

Plenary Interfaith Panel: Chief Rabbi Korsia, Imam Tawhidi, Father Desbois

Full Panel 'The IHRA Definition: Still A Long Way to Go"

To watch additional Plenary sessions, panel discussions, keynote speeches, video interviews and much more, click below

2nd EIPC - November 2019

2nd EIPC - Highlights Video

List of Speakers


French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire Keynote Speech

U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Elan S. Carr

Israel Supreme Court Justice Miriam Naor Keynote Speech on Terrorism

European Commission Antisemitism Coordinator Katharina von Schnurbein Keynote Speech

Co-chairman of the Blue and White Party, MK Yair Lapid Keynote Speech

Former German Minister and Deputy Minister of Defence Christian Schmidt Keynote Speech

To watch additional keynote speeches and videos from the 2nd ELNET International Policy Conference, click the link below

1st EIPC - October 2018

EIPC Summary

List of Speakers


Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan Video Address

Former Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister of Israel, Tzipi Livni

Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret, Head of the Delegation of the EU to Israel

To watch additional keynote speeches and videos from the 1st ELNET International Policy Conference, click the link below

Policy Events

ELNET also organizes and hosts other policy conferences and events across its network, such as the conference on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Abraham Accords, titled “the Abraham Accords and Europe – New Opportunities in a Changing World”; the European Summit on Islamist Radicalization and the Terrorist Threat; a symposium in the French Senate entitled “The Abraham Accords: a Promise of Peace for the World”; and more.


ELNET has also co-sponsored key conferences including Munich Security Conference, GMF’s Brussels Forum, Europe’s Strategic Choices, Warsaw Security Forum, Herzliya Conference, ICT’s World Summit, the Politico Conference, Cybertech, Cyber Week, and DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival. ELNET partnered with SNC to feature Israeli innovation in the EU Conference of Politico, the leading news outlet in Brussels. In addition, for its Safe & Smart Conference, ELNET has partnered with the City of Nice, French local authorities, including the metropolis Nice-Côte-d’Azur and the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, as well as the municipalities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Brussels Forum 2019

This June, ELNET EU & NATO was a partner of the Brussels Forum for the fourth year in a row. Under this year’s theme, “A World Disrupted,” the agenda tackled new geopolitical challenges, democracies under distress, climate change and the changing transatlantic relationship.

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Safe & Smart City Conference

The third edition of the prestigious “Safe and Smart City Conference” brought to Jerusalem top European and Israeli innovators, start-ups, investors and politicians.

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