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Fight against antisemitism

The meaning of France's march against antisemitism

The murder of a Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll is forcing the country to embrace a new, unfamiliar kind of religious and ethnic solidarity.

Antisemitism: From its Origins to the Present

Yad Vashem and FutureLearn recently launched an online course on antisemitism. This unique course navigates through more than 2,000 years of history, attempting to answer major questions about the evolution of antisemitism.

European Antisemitism: Trends to watch in 9 countries in 2018

ADL has assessed the situation with regards to antisemitism in 9 European countries: France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, UK, Hungary, Iceland,  Denmark and Russia.

Fundamental rights

Handbook on European non-discrimination law – 2018 edition

The 2018 edition of the handbook examines European non-discrimination law and includes new chapters on multiple discrimination, hate crime and hate speech.

Stronger, more independent equality bodies needed to combat intolerance and discrimination in Europe

To better protect and support people exposed to discrimination, states should put in place strong equality bodies set up as separate legal entities with a wide mandate and provided with adequate resources.

Under watchful eyes – biometrics, EU IT-systems and fundamental rights

IT systems can help trace missing migrant children and combat identity theft. But there are also significant risks to people’s fundamental rights, for instance not being fairly treated within the asylum procedure, says the report of the FRA.


Terrorism, Diplomacy, and State Communications

In countering the communications of terrorist organisations, states face a number of distinct challenges. Effective state communications need to be integrated, persuasive and multidimensional. This paper analyses how it can be formulated.

Community News

In handling of Holocaust survivor’s slaying, French Jews see a ‘lesson learned’

In their handling of the case of Mireille Knoll, a Holocaust survivor who was stabbed and set on fire, authorities “showed an understanding of the great psychological effect” that the omission of hate crime charges had on French Jews.

Jewish leaders won’t meet Corbyn yet, decry abuse of MPs who joined their rally

The Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council said the meeting, which Corbyn proposed after they organized a rally this week against antisemitism within Labour, would only happen if the opposition leader took a number of public steps first.

A Palestinian-born legislator dreams of rebuilding a synagogue in Berlin

Raed Saleh’s goal to rebuild the Fraenkelufer Synagogue, endorsed by Berlin Jewish Community President Gideon Joffe, is to make a statement against growing anti-Semitism in the capital city — and against discrimination targeting Muslims, too.

How matzah became a household item for non-Jews in the Netherlands

A centuries-old and proud Jewish community has made matzah a household product that is sold in supermarkets and consumed year-round by millions of non-Jews who swear by it as their breakfast bread of choice.


International Review of Education

The March issue of the International Review of Education is dedicated to online learning; it explores the learning potentials and educational challenges of massive open online courses (MOOCs).


EHRI Seminar in Budapest: Researching and Remembering the Holocaust in Central Europe

The international EHRI seminar on researching and remembering the Holocaust in Central Europe will be held in Budapest, Hungary between 3-7 September 2018. Application deadline: 15 May. Click here for more information. 

Max van der Stoel Award 2018

The award of 50,000 euros recognizes extraordinary and outstanding achievements in improving the position of national minorities in OSCE participating States. The deadline for nominations is 1 May 2018. Click here for more information.

Connecting the dots: Young People, Social Inclusion and Digitalisation

The 2018 Symposium of the EU-CoE youth partnership will focus on exploring the crossing between social inclusion of young people and digitalisation, reflecting especially on how digitalisation affects young people’s lives.

Courageous Citizens research and development grant

The European Cultural Foundation is celebrating and supporting Courageous Citizens with a grant of 10,000 euros: individuals, collectives and organisations whose energy and courage help to cultivate Europe as a home. Click here for more information.


Far-Right Nationalism and Populism in Europe: Assaults on Press Freedom

The study by the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab examines how far-right and populist political parties affect independent journalism in democracies and the specific threats they pose to it in 12 European countries.

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