On 5 December 2013, FRA presented the findings of its survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in eight EU Member States at a conference on antisemitism, organised by the Polish Ombudsman.
The event brought together representatives from Polish prosecutor offices, the police, academia and civil society to discuss antisemitism and antisemitic hate crime in Poland and compare it to the situation in the European Union. FRA highlighted the importance of comparable data collection and monitoring of hate crimes in measuring and combating antisemitism. In 2013 Poland introduced a ban on ritual slaughter. In this context, FRA`s findings on the perception of Jews on such legal measures were of particular interest.