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Civilians cross a bridge out of Irpin, Ukraine, March 2022. (AG for HIAS)

HIAS Europe

European HQ of the global Jewish humanitarian organisation

Civilians cross a bridge out of Irpin, Ukraine, March 2022. (AG for HIAS)

Director

Ilan Cohn

Office location

Brussels

Founded

2020

Staff Size

14

Contact

HIAS Europe

+32 27 03 11 37

Crisis Alert

Having worked in Ukraine for more than 20 years, HIAS is actively supporting people displaced by the war. HIAS Europe is now assisting Ukrainians in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, and Romania, as well as via community integration schemes throughout Europe.

Crisis Alert

Having worked in Ukraine for more than 20 years, HIAS is actively supporting people displaced by the war. HIAS Europe is now assisting Ukrainians in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, and Romania, as well as via community integration schemes throughout Europe.

HIAS Europe manages humanitarian programming worldwide and supports European Jewish communities, organisations and activists in their efforts to welcome and integrate refugees. HIAS Europe adds a Jewish voice to official European discussions on issues of humanitarian action and forced migration.

Through technical and financial support, HIAS Europe empowers Jewish communities across Europe to support refugees overseas and welcome refugees in their own communities. These programmes promote inclusion and social cohesion, often through interfaith collaboration and community sponsorship schemes.

HIAS Europe advocates for the EU to pursue policies that promote welcome, safety, and opportunity for people fleeing violence and persecution around the globe.

What We Do

We provide legal services and support, including free legal representation for asylum seekers so that everyone around the world, including displaced people, can have equal access to their legal rights.

Provide Legal Support

We work to protect the right of women, girls, and LGBTQ communities to access their full potential and live free from violence by supporting survivors, mitigating risks, and transforming beliefs that perpetuate GBV.

CREDIT: Jessica Masibo / HIAS Kenya

HIAS’ community-based mental health programs promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities affected by crisis and conflict so they can heal and rebuild their lives.

Our economic inclusion programs ensure that refugees have economic opportunities to earn sustainable income and start their lives anew.

Provide Legal Support

We provide legal services and support, including free legal representation for asylum seekers so that everyone around the world, including displaced people, can have equal access to their legal rights.

Who We Are

HIAS Europe Board

Ruth Ringer • Bill Echikson • Donatella Soria • Jonathan Faull • Yohan Benizri

Staff

Ilan Cohn – Director

Programmes
Enrique Torrella Raymond – Head of Programmes and Field Operations
Celia Gomez – Programme Officer
Liora Jaffe – Relocation Programme Manager
Estelle Cincinatis – Integration Officer (Belgium)
Meiron Avidan – Integration Coordinator
Pascale Charhon – European Project Manager
Nicci Mowszowski – Community Engagement Fellow

Public Affairs
Katharine Woolrych – Advocacy Officer
Ilaria Molinari – Communications Officer
Cristian Comolli – EU Partnerships Manager

Admin and Finance
Sarah Hannant – Administration and Finance Officer
Youstina Abou Diab – Budget and Fiscal Compliance Manager
Elinor Minett – Administration Officer

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