The Association has organised eleven international congresses since it was founded in 1981. These are now held every four years. In the intervening years, the Association supports colloquia in different venues in Europe under the auspices of two separate programmes, the EAJS Programme in European Jewish Studies and the EAJS Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies on a range of subjects with smaller, invited groups of scholars.
Both programmes have the same purpose: to foster cooperation among scholars involved in Jewish Studies across Europe, and to support early career researchers in this field to develop a professional network.
Awards are made for several types of event: EAJS Roundtables and EAJS Laboratories in the first case, and EAJS Conferences and EAJS Summer Schools in the second case.
Calls for Submissions are usually issued in November/December for the Programme in European Jewish Studies, and in January/February for the Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies.