JDC International Centre for Community Development

Challenging ideas, changing practices

/ About Us

The JDC-International Centre for Community Development (JDC-ICCD) is JDC-Europe’s research and evaluation unit.

Founded in 2005 by the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Buncher Leadership Programme, JDC-ICCD is devoted to providing an in-depth perspective on the phenomena of Jewish community, identity, and social welfare. Through applied research, JDC-ICCD analyses ongoing trends and changes in the Jewish world, while measuring and evaluating the impact of community initiatives in the field.

The Centre generates meaningful and scientifically constructed data that can influence decision-making processes for JDC and for Jewish communities and other stakeholders across Europe.

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/ Current Projects

This is what we are currently doing at ICCD
European Jewish Community Leaders’ Survey

Launched by JDC-ICCD in 2008 the European Jewish Community Leaders’ Survey is an ongoing research project aimed at identifying the priorities, sensibilities and concerns of Europe's top Jewish lay leaders and...

November 2017
Monitoring & Evaluation – Impact Measurement

Over the past five years, JDC has been developing its Impact Measurement/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) capacity. Each region and division is implementing M&E in ways that are at once unified...

June 2017
The Israeli-European Diaspora

According to different studies, it is considered that about 500,000 Israelis are living permanently outside Israel. Whereas in past decades this immigration was considered by different actors, especially inside Israel,...

February 2017
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Debating European Jewish Community Leaders’ Survey Findings

This past November over 200 professionals, and lay leaders gathered in Prague for the 3rd Summit of European Jewish Leadership, whereupon Dr. Barry Kosmin, Research Professor from Trinity College, and...

December 2018
JDC-ICCD conducts research at Judafest

On June 10, ICCD will be conducting research among participants of Judafest, a Jewish street festival that takes place in Budapest every year. Already in its 11th edition, this popular local...

June 2018
European Jewish Community Leaders’ Survey-Fieldwork completed!

Last April, JDC-ICCD conducted the European Jewish Community Leaders' Survey, an online, multilingual research project aimed at gauging decision-makers’ perceptions and opinions concerning the major priorities and challenges facing European...

May 2018
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