The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations


Created in 1991, CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe trains and supports change agents from all sectors towards a vision of an inclusive and democratic Europe where people can enjoy their full potential across all identities.

CEJI, a key actor of intercultural dialogue in Europe

Through diversity education, anti-discrimination advocacy and intercultural dialogue programs, CEJI plays an important role as a European NGO providing positive leadership for inclusive societies. CEJI’s programs have been recognised for their excellence by the BMW Group who awarded them first prize for Intercultural Commitment in 2010 and by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Program for Quality in Adult Education in 2008. By focusing on the multiplier effect, CEJI runs “train the trainers” programs for more than 3000 educators reaching tens of thousands of additional youth, teachers and community workers.

Belieforama: an innovative “train the trainers” model

Given the current challenges to social cohesion brought by the increasing reality of cultural and religious diversity, Belieforama offers state of the art educational intervention.

Educators from a variety of sectors are incentivised into collaboration through a program that reaches out to schools, universities, public authorities, community workers and religious leaders. It provides a rich opportunity to create a multidimensional view of the impact of religious diversity on the social fabric, and to be cooperative in developing strategies for positive outcomes.

The core activity of the program is a training for educators during which participants engage in a series of activities connected through an innovative pedagogical process using intercultural learning methods. Through a highly interactive approach, participants learn from each other with the guidance of the trainers.