Across the EU, antisemitism continues to haunt Europe some 75 years after the anti-Jewish ‘Kristallnacht’ pogroms took place, despite sustained efforts by Member States to tackle this issue.
On 27-28 October in Jerusalem, FRA took part in the 8th European Commission-Israel Seminar on combating racism, xenophobia and antisemitism.
FRA and the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted the first meeting of the Hate Crime Working Party in Rome with participants from 25 Member States, as well as the European Commission and the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
Antisemitism remains an issue of serious concern that needs to be tackled. This is shown by the latest report on data collected about antisemitic incidents across the European Union, published by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
On 14 October, FRA took part in the OSCE Human Dimension Committee meeting in Vienna which was devoted to tolerance and non-discrimination.
FRA presented the work of the Agency and talked about current racist and xenophobic tendencies in Europe during a workshop at the NECE Conference “1914 – 2014: Lessons from History? Citizenship Education and Conflict Management”.
The EU and its Member States took further important steps in the protection and promotion of fundamental rights last year, as FRA’s just-released summary of its Annual report highlights.
On 20 February, FRA participated at a hearing on Afrophobia at the European Parliament.
On 19 February, FRA participated in Equinet’s High-Level Seminar on Equality Law in Brussels.