International cooperation

Antisemitism is a global problem. The European Union is collaborating with many partners around the world to prevent and combat antisemitism.

The European Union is active within the United Nations to address antisemitism and co-sponsored in recent years several events, exhibitions and projects to raise awareness about the impact of antisemitism and strengthen the exchange among Member States.

For the first time an informal meeting of the General Assembly gathered in June 2019 titled  "Combatting Anti-semitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate - The Challenges of Teaching Tolerance and Respect in the Digital Age" and was addressed by Commission Coordinator Katharina von Schnurbein:

The European Union fully supports the report of UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, which for the first time specifically dealt with the topic of antisemitism.

Annual EU- Israel High Level Seminar on combating racism, xenophobia and antisemitism

The EU-Israel seminar is a unique annual forum that brings together European and Israeli civil servants, policymakers, companies, international organisations and civil society to discuss best practices and ways forward in addressing racism, xenophobia and antisemitism.

The European Union and the State of Israel established this forum in 2005 to respond to the rising threat of antisemitism and the need for better international coordination of counter-measures.