Analysing Jewish Europe Today: perspectives from a new generation
Second Conference of Emerging Researchers to take place in Berlin, Germany in October.
Leatid: Top Leaders Seminar
Presidents, vice presidents and other key executive decision makers of European Jewish communities and organizations met in Venice, Italy for an in-depth 3-day seminar organized by Leatid Europe, the training arm of the JDC International Centre for Community Development.
New Perspectives on European Jewry
Open forum organised by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
September 16th, 2012
Interview with Dr George Leeson
In several communities around the world, Jews are at the forefront of the demographic changes that are taking place on a larger scale in the Western world. Low birth rates, combined with higher life expectancies, give predominance to the elderly in the Jewish age structure and open real questions about long-term demographic continuity. But if it is true that these changes are affecting the Jews, it is not less true that this is a wider phenomenon taking place in the Western world. How these transformations will impact in future societies is still unknown.
In an effort to better understand these phenomena, JDC-ICCD interviewed Dr George Leeson, co-director of the Oxford Institute of population Ageing, who specializes in the socio-demographic impact of aging populations. “We are moving into a world that is increasingly populated by older people,” affirmed Dr Leeson, and added, “the 21st century could be well the last century of youth.” A sociologist and demographer at the University of Oxford, Dr Leeson is part of an academic team that aims to address through research, modeling and scenarios, the range of complex interactions between environmental and demographic change over the first half of the 21st century.
In this interview, Dr Leeson describes how a society with a disproportionate amount of elderly individuals will look like and presented the challenges that societies will have to face in a world with a drastic decline of both mortality and fertility. What will be the consequences for the job market, public policy and the retirement system? Reluctant to resort to catastrophic forecasts, Dr Leeson reminded us that, “there’s no good or bad demography, as such. It’s the infrastructures within our societies which make a demography bad.”
September 13th, 2012
Cosmopolitan but slightly worried. Survey of young Italian Jews
Product of a partnership between JDC-ICCD and the Rome-based Hans Jonas Association for Jewish Culture, the survey explores the beliefs, concerns, anxieties and hopes of today's young Italian Jews.
You can download the English version of the report
April 25th, 2012
Second European Jewish Leaders Survey 2011
The Second European Jewish Leaders Survey explored a host of issues informing the perspectives and policies of Jewish leaders across Europe. Conducted by a research team of Trinity College (Hartford, US) between June and October 2011.
April 2nd, 2012
Social Programs for the Children and Adolescents’ of the Argentine Jewish Community
A study of the situation of the Beneficiaries’ Households
Interview with Dr George Leeson
In several communities around the world, Jews are at the forefront of the demographic changes that are taking place on a larger scale in the Western world. Low birth rates, combined with higher life expectancies, give predominance to the elderly in the Jewish age structure and open real questions about long-term demographic continuity.
Third Buncher Interfaith | Intercultural Conference (2012)
The third annual Buncher Interfaith and Intercultural Conference held in the historic setting of Convocation Hall in Church House in London, concentrated on Humanitarian Work.