The Institute conducts academic and applied research on the current state of the Jewish communities in the region in the context of their social and political status, relations with the local population, the State of Israel, international and regional Jewish organizations.
The Institute has become a platform for scientific and professional communication between leading experts on the problems of the Jewish communities in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, as well as Western, Central, and Eastern Asia.
The Institute puts out a series of scientific publications in cooperation with the Goldstein-Goren Center for Jewish Diaspora Research at Tel Aviv University and the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. EAJC Yearbook published jointly with the Institute of Jewish Studies regularly provides an overview of Jewish life in the Euro-Asian region for community leaders, researchers, and the leadership of states related to these Jewish communities.
Along with an assessment of the current situation, Institute also studies the history, cultural and social heritage of the Jewish communities in Europe and Asia.