EUPJ Brussels Team

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William (Bill) Echikson

Director of the Brussels office of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ).

William Echikson is the Director of the Brussels office of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ).

In 2015, prior to joining the EUPJ, Bill founded E+Europe, a company that provides communications and policy support to technology companies and public authorities on internet policy issues in Europe.

During this time, he worked with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to bring the “State of Deception” exhibit on Nazi Propaganda to Europe.

Bill worked at Google running corporate communications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2008 to 2014. He launched the company’s Europe blog and led its efforts around data centre government affairs and internet freedom Issues.

He began his career as a foreign correspondent in Europe for a series of US publications including the Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and BusinessWeek. From 2001 until 2007, he served as the Brussels Bureau Chief for Dow Jones.

Bill has also written, directed and produced for television documentaries for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and America’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He is the author of four books, including works on the collapse of communism in Central Europe and the history of the Bordeaux wine region.

An American and Belgian citizen, Bill graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA History degree from Yale College.

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Jesse Goldberg

Assistant to the EUPJ Brussels Director

Jesse Goldberg is the assistant to the EUPJ Brussels Director.

In addition to this role, he is a Project Manager at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and administrator for the International Jewish Centre (IJC) in Brussels.

A recent graduate with an MSc. in Educational Studies from KU Leuven, Jesse, a New York City native, has now made Brussels his home.

He comes to the EUPJ with many years of diverse work experience across continents and within both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

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Justus Becker


Justus Becker is an intern at the EUPJ Brussels office. His portfolio includes internal and external communications, and researcher for the Networks Overcoming Antisemitism (NOA) Project.

Justus gained experience in the field of communications during his 18-month tenure at the Office for Strategic Communications and Marketing at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Cleves, Germany.

In addition, he interned in the Communications Department of the city of Dusseldorf.

Justus is currently working towards his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and will graduate in early 2021.