Racism, xenophobia and antisemitism discussed by the European Commission and Israel

On 27-28 October in Jerusalem, FRA took part in the 8th European Commission-Israel Seminar on combating racism, xenophobia and antisemitism.

It brought together officials, diplomats and experts from Israel, the European Commission, the European External Action Service and several EU Member States. Policies and tools aimed at combating racism and xenophobia, with a particular focus on antisemitism were discussed. A specific session was devoted to hate online, the threat of radicalization in Europe and preventive actions that are being taken. Education and training, including Holocaust remembrance were also addressed. The EU's official dialogue with religious organisations, including representatives of European Jewish communities, as well as with non-confessional organisations was also presented.