Benny Fischer is a European Jewish activist, currently working for the European jewish Congress in Brussels, Belgium. He served for two years as the elected president of the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS, studied Political Sciences at Hamburg University and Law at Bucerius Law School. Benny grew up in Hamburg, Cologne, and Berlin as the son of German father and an Israeli mother. During his studies he was a scholar of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES), a government-funded Jewish scholarship foundation for which he served as national student president. He worked in Jewish and non-Jewish youth centers and youth movements for more than ten years. Benny initiated an educational program for new youth leaders and an initiative providing guided tours of the Synagogue of Hamburg for a variety of visitors. Intercultural and interreligious dialogue became his passion through the synagogue tour initiative, and have remained so ever since. Benny‘s mission as EUJS president was to contribute to the rewriting of the narrative of the “third generation” by ensuring a positive foundation to Jewish identity. He still is very much committed to this idea and works towards it both in his professional life and his position as lay leader in several NGOs. EUJS is a pluralistic, inclusive, and nonpartisan umbrella organization that supports Jewish student unions throughout Europe and represents its members in front of European institutions, the OSCE, and the UNHRC.