The European Commission references various EU documents in its work on preventing and combating antisemitism; Holocaust denial, distortion and trivialisation; the spread of hateful, terrorist and antisemitic content online; the rise of violence from neo-fascist and extreme groups.

Council of the European Union

2020 Council Declaration on mainstreaming the fight against antisemitism across policy areas

Council Declaration on mainstreaming the fight against antisemitism across policy areas (2 December 2020)

With the Council Declaration of 2 December 2020, the EU Member States have agreed to mainstream the prevention and combating of antisemitism in all its forms, recognizing that the fight against antisemitism is a cross-cutting problem that needs to be addressed at all levels – local, national and European – and that this concerns various layers of government and policies.

2018 Council Declaration on the fight against antisemitism

Council Declaration on the fight against antisemitism and the development of a common security approach to better protect Jewish communities and institutions in Europe - Council conclusion (6 December 2018)

On 6 December 2018, the Council approved a Declaration on the fight against antisemitism that acknowledges the increase in violent incidents in recent years against the Jewish community and the fact that antisemitism remains widespread. Among others, the Declaration invites Member States “to adopt and implement a holistic strategy to prevent and fight all forms of antisemitism as part of their strategies on preventing racism, xenophobia, radicalisation and violent extremism” and calls on  the Member States “that have not done so yet to endorse the non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism employed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a useful guidance tool in education and training, including for law enforcement authorities in their efforts to identify and investigate antisemitic attacks more efficiently and effectively.”

European Parliament

2021 Regulation preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online 

2018/0331(COD) Preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online  

The European Parliament approved on 28 April 2021 a new regulation targeting terrorist content online, such as texts, images, sound recording or videos – including live transmissions – that incite, solicit or contribute to terrorist offences. The regulation obliges the online platforms to remove terrorist content within one hour while it offers protection for educational, artistic, research and journalistic material.

2020 European Parliament Motion for a Resolution on Holocaust and the prevention of crimes against humanity in the digital age

Motion for a resolution on a European Charter of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the prevention of crimes against humanity in the digital age

The Motion for resolution on a European Charter of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the prevention of crimes against humanity in the digital age is currently under plenary sitting.

2018 European Parliament resolution on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe

European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2018 on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe

The Resolution on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe draws attention to the worrying rise of violence against Jews and calls on the Member States to condemn and counter Holocaust denial, including the trivialisation and minimalisation of the crimes of the Nazis and their collaborators; and to promote education through mainstream culture on the diversity of our society.

2017 European Parliament resolution on combating antisemitism 

European Parliament resolution of 1 June 2017 on combating anti-Semitism 

The European Parliament adopted with anonymity a first ever Resolution solely on combating antisemitism calling on Member States to “appoint national coordinators on combating anti-Semitism” and "to adopt and apply the working definition of anti-Semitism employed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

2005 European Parliament resolution on the Holocaust, antisemitism and racism

European Parliament resolution on remembrance of the Holocaust, anti-semitism and racism

The European Parliament calls on Member States to "condemn in particular and without reservation all acts and expressions of anti-semitism of whatever kind" and encourages Holocaust remembrance, "including making 27 January European Holocaust Memorial Day across the whole of the EU."