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Commission co-organises meeting of Special Envoys and Coordinators Combating Antisemitism

Katharina von Schnurbein co-chaired the meeting of the Special Envoys and Coordinators Combating Antisemitism (SECCA), organised by the World Jewish Congress and the European Commission, around the Malmö Forum. Participants discussed the role the special envoys and coordinators play in the fight against antisemitism globally and how to reinforce their cooperation as well as the pledges made in the Malmö Forum.

First-ever EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life

Today, the European Commission is presenting the first-ever EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life. With antisemitism worryingly on the rise, in Europe and beyond, the Strategy sets out a series of measures articulated around three pillars: to prevent all forms of antisemitism; to protect and foster Jewish life; and to promote research, education and Holocaust remembrance.

The Roadmap for the Victims’ Rights Directive - open for feedback

The European Commission published a Roadmap for the Evaluation of the Victims’ Rights Directive Directive (Directive 2012/29/EU). It is open for feedback until 30 December 2020. As part of the EU strategy on victims’ rights, this initiative will evaluate the Directive to assess to what extent it has achieved its objectives in terms of its implementation and practical application in EU countries. The new strategy aims to empower victims of crime and to work together for victims' rights. It also promotes an integrated and targeted EU approach to support victims with special needs, such as child victims.

Vice-President Schinas in conversation with a Holocaust Survivor

To commemorate the Holocaust, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas will exchange thoughts with Holocaust survivor Irish-Slovak Tomi Reichental on the lessons of the Holocaust for 21st century Europe, new forms of remembrance, concepts of atonement and reconciliation, and our common duty to speak up and counter Holocaust denial and distortion.

Event to mark the entry into application of the GDPR

The European Commission (EC) is organising on 25th May 2018 three events to mark the entry into application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): one in Brussels, one in New Delhi and one in Santiago.

Vice-President Margaritis Schinas attends Malmö Forum

Vice-President Margaritis Schinas presented the key actions put forward by the European Commission in a session on countering and combating contemporary antisemitism in all its forms and manifestations, online and offline.

European Commission teams up with ODIHR and World Jewish Congress to improve security for Latvian Jewish community

17 September 2021 – To address the rise of antisemitism in Europe and the security threats it poses to the Jewish communities, the European Commission together with OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the World Jewish Congress are organising a series of events to build effective communication between National Security Institutions and Jewish communities.