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
About the 3rd EIPC
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
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
3rd EIPC - Highlights Video
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
The Jerusalem Post publishes an interview with Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Latvia, MP Rihards Kols following his participation in the 3rd EIPC.
French news outlet L’Express interviews General John Allen at ELNET’s third International Policy Conference
Le Figaro, one of the top French news outlets, interviews Dr. Sarah Fainberg at ELNET’s third International Policy Conference
The Jerusalem Post publishes a spotlight on ELNET’s 3rd International Policy Conference (EIPC), including sharing recordings of two full panel sessions.
2nd EIPC - November 2019
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
Photo gallery of the Second ELENET International Policy Conference in Paris.
1st EIPC - October 2018
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
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-Germany and ELNET-France held the latest edition of the Strasbourg Forum, which meets periodically to discuss key strategic issue.
ELNET-Germany invited leading decision-makers from Europe, the USA and Israel to Actions Matter – The International Antisemitism Summit. Over 100 experts from politics, science and society took part in the conference to jointly discuss strategies against antisemitism.
ELNET-Germany is organizing its first international summit against antisemitism in Berlin in March 2023. The conference will provide leading international decision-makers to exchange knowledge and develop shared recommendations for actions.
ELNET held a major symposium in the French Senate in support of the Abraham Accords, as part of our efforts to establish support groups for the Accords in European Parliaments.
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.
ELNET co-hosted two panels on Europe-Israel relations at the 2023 Herzliya Conference, one titled “Europe in a Dynamic Era”, the second titled “The Ukraine Crisis: Strategic Implications for Europe”. ELNET’s speaker was the most senior European speaker in attendance at the conference.
ELNET, together with the Polish Senate Parliamentary Friendship Group, organized a conference at the Polish Senate in honor of Israel’s 75th independence day. The title of the conference was “Poland and Israel: Common Roots and Values”
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.