Every year, FRA analyses and publishes a report based on official and unofficial data on manifestations of antisemitism available in the 28 Member States of the European Union. This report feeds into EU and Member State level efforts to counter antisemitism.
Project start date: 2015
Report / Paper / Summary
Antisemitism can be expressed in the form of verbal and physical attacks, threats, harassment, property damage, graffiti or other forms of text, including on the internet. This report relates to manifestations of antisemitism as they are recorded by official and unofficial sources in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States.
This report is based on data on antisemitism recorded by international, governmental and non-governmental sources.
Antisemitism continues to be a reality in the EU. Two thirds of respondents to FRA’s survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in eight EU Member States considered antisemitism to be a problem in the EU country they live in. Three quarters of respondents said that antisemitism had worsened over the past five years. Respondents also reported incidents of violence and harassment. Despite this, few EU Member States operate official data collection mechanisms that record incidents of antisemitism in detail. This lack of systematic data collection limits the ability of policy makers and other stakeholders to take effective, evidence-based action to counter antisemitism.
FRA consults a variety of sources to obtain the most complete and accurate picture of the data available on the situation of data collection on antisemitism in the EU: