The year of 2021 brought major international Jewish organizations to present recommendations to combat antisemitism and to foster Jewish life to the European Commission, ahead of the EU’s first-ever strategy to combat Jew-hatred.

B’nai B’rith Europe, together with the B’nai B’rith International (BBI), The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), The World Jewish Congress (WJC), The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (CEJI), the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ), The American Jewish Committee Transatlantic Institute (AJC-TAI) and The European Jewish Congress (EJC) agreed that the European Commission must respond to a dangerous spire in antisemitic attacks.

The recommendations build on the Council Declaration of December 2020 on mainstreaming the fight against antisemitism across policy areas and making concrete proposals for a wide spectrum of EU policy portfolios.

B’nai B’rith Europe is grateful for the continued engagement with the European Commission and is eager to continue its efforts in supporting the implementation of the EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life.

The Strategy has officially been adopted on the 5th of October 2021.

EU Strategy here