JDC International Centre for Community Development

Challenging ideas, changing practices

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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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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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Conference “Analysing Jewish Europe Today” 2017

Forty young researchers from Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the U.S. convened in Poland for the third annual conference on “Analyzing Jewish Europe Today”. The...

October 2017
Publication of Juifs d’Europe

We are happy to announce the publication of Juifs d’Europe, a book exploring the multiple identities of Jews across Europe today - religious, spiritual, cultural and national - and the...

October 2017
JDC-ICCD to start M&E process with JAcademy

JDC-ICCD is about to start conducting fieldwork among the first cohort of JAcademy participants, as part of an impact measurement study commissioned by the program’s staff to JDC-ICCD. Supported by...

June 2017
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