The Resurgence of Antisemitism and the EU’s Response


Within living memory of the Holocaust, the remnants of Europe’s Jewish communities have endured a steep rise in antisemitism. Since 2012 alone, at least 14 people have been killed in anti-Jewish violence all over Europe.

Even though Jews make up less than 1% of the population in France, 40% of all hate crimes recorded in 2017 were anti-Semitic. In order to tackle this serious problem, many EU states are turning to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism as a tool for educators and law enforcement to identify anti-Jewish hate speech and crimes. While not yet endorsed by all EU member states, the non-legally binding definition accounts for new forms of antisemitism which are a threatening Jewish life in Europe and damaging the fabric of our society.

To what extent does this influence the way EU states approach the fight against antisemitism? What else should Member States do in order to protect its minorities and the shrinking space for European Jews to live as Jews? What future do Jews in Europe have?

Join us and our expert panel to delve into these and other pressing questions on the future of Jewish life in Europe.


This is a joint event of the AJC and Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe  


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h

Event: 12:30 – 14:00h


Venue:  Friedrich Naumann Foundation For Freedom Europe

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71 (First Floor), 1000 Brussels


Kindly register for this event by 26 November 2018 at *



Daniela Oberstein

Programme Manager / Media Officer, FNF Europe


Opening Remarks:

Alina Bricman

President, European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)



Katharina von Schnurbein

Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, European Commission


Gilles Clavreul

Former French Inter-Ministerial Delegate on Racism and Anti-Semitism (2014-2017)


Robin Sclafani

Director, A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (CEJI)



Daniel Schwammenthal

Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute


Closing Remarks on Behalf of the Austrian EU Presidency:

Dr. Wilhelm Sandrisser

Head of Security Policy, International Affairs, EU, Public Relations at the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior





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