Petr Papousek

WJC Vice-President (Czechia)
President, Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic

President of Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic

Petr Papoušek was born in Olomouc, Czech Republic in 1977. During his university studies at the Faculty of Economics he spent one academic year at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. After graduating M.A. in the fields of macroeconomics he was accepted in Stockholm at the European Institute for Jewish Studies - Paideia. Since 2004 he works for Jewish Community in Olomouc and is elected as President.

From 2012 he serves as President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, reelected in 2016. He is vice president of World Jewish Congress - Executive Board representing small Jewish communities (reelected April 2017) and member of European Jewish Congress executive board.

He is married with two children.

Education

1992-1996 Gymnasium Hejčín in Olomouc
1996-2003 Technical University in Ostrava, Economical Faculty - Graduated MA in Macroeconomics
1999-2000 Rothberg International School under Hebrew University - Foreign Policy of Israel, Economics of Middle East and Israel
2003-2004 Paideia – European Institute for Jewish studies

Positions

2004-2012 Vice president, Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic
2005-2012 International Task Force for Holocaust education, research and remembrance (now IHRA)
2006-2010 Board Member, European Council of Jewish Communities
2009-2012 Board Member, European Shoah Legacy Institute
2012- President, Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic
2019- Executive board member, European Jewish Congress
2012- Vice president, World Jewish Congress

 


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