Paideia is a European academic Institute founded in 2000 through grants from the Swedish government and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation as an academic and applied institute of excellence, with the mandate to nurture the renewal of European Jewish culture, to support cross-cultural dialogue, and to promote a positive paradigm of a minority culture within European societies.

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Paideia’s mission is to actively promote the renewal and flourishing of European Jewish cultural and intellectual life in the wake of the Holocaust and the trauma of communism, to support cultural diversity and to disseminate humanistic values. Dedicated to the revival of Jewish culture in Europe, Paideia educates leaders for Europe – academicians, artists and community activists – towards fluency in the Jewish textual sources that have served as the wellsprings of Jewish civilization.

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Paideia students excel at using their learning at Paideia – focused on Jewish canonical texts – to further their academic studies and to invigorate and deepen Jewish cultural life. Together with that, learning at Paideia has a different kind of purpose: to support intercultural dialogue and to promote a positive paradigm of a minority culture within European societies.

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Paideia works both locally with the Stockholm Jewish community and various religious and cultural institutions, and at the international level, within various fields: academia, social entrepreneurship, community-building, education, and culture.

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Paideia, The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden stores the personal data of those who express an interest in activities conducted by the institute, who participate in programs, events, courses, workshops, lectures and other educational activities conducted by Paideia, enter into a  partnership or collaboration with us and those who give financial support to Paideia. The personal data that is stored is restricted to the information which is deemed to be necessary for Paideia to carry out its activities and to communicate current and future activities. Personal data in not shared with a third party except in those instances that are specified in this document.

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Thank you for your contribution to Paideia. Your donation will enable potential leaders to receive the knowledge and tools by which to bring about the renewal of European Jewish life.

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