Who We Are and What We Do

The European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS) is an independent, international, scholarly association devoted to the academic study of Israel. We are committed to rigorous academic scholarship about Israel and high quality research and teaching in this area, as well as increasing the breadth of study of this important part of the Middle East.

This commitment is reflected in our mission, vision, and values, and in the range of exciting Israel Studies events, resources, and opportunities we provide for our members:

  • Our mission is to promote, encourage, and support the independent academic study of Israel across Europe and beyond.
  • Our vision is to become the leading, non-partisan, academic, scholarly, and intellectual association for Israel Studies in Europe by 2019.
  • Our values are:
    – Objectiveness.
    – Non-partisanship.
    – Transparency.
    – Openness to all.
    – Academic excellence.

In accordance with our charter, the EAIS is run by an executive committee. We are a not-for-profit entity and our work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners and our members.