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EC Coordinator contributes to Briefing on "An Evolving Threat: Tools for Recognizing and Combating Antisemitism"

Combating antisemitism

Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life, contributed to a briefing for members of the US House and Senate Bipartisan Taskforces for Combating Antisemitism, alongside Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR).

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European Commission Coordinator on combating antisemitism addresses OSCE experts meeting

Combating antisemitism

The 2021 Swedish OSCE Chairpersonship, in consultation with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR), organised an online experts meeting on "Combating anti-Semitism in the OSCE region" on 1st and 2nd February 2021, with 47 OSCE countries representatives, civil society actors and Jewish communities representatives.

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Fighting antisemitism: Commission and International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) publish handbook for the practical use of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

Combating antisemitism

Today, the handbook for the practical use of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism was published. This document was commissioned by the European Commission and published jointly with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, with support from the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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The EC Coordinator addresses “Antisemitism online – The role of prevention and education in tackling antisemitic hate speech”

Combating antisemitism

At the online conference “Antisemitism online –The role of prevention and education in tackling antisemitic hate speech”, organised by the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Commission presented the work carried out at the EU level on combating hate speech online, including antisemitism, and discussed the role of the upcoming Digital Service Act and the EU Strategy on antisemitism in tackling illegal hate speech.

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Joint letter urges football clubs to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

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Katharina von Schnurbein, European Coordinator on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life, joint the initiative of Lord John Mann, HM Government’s Independent for Adviser on Antisemitism, in signing a letter that urges football clubs to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

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