CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe stands with people of all backgrounds to promote a Europe of diversity and respect. A Jewish voice at European level, our activities include delivering diversity education, enhancing interfaith and intercultural dialogue, while advocating in the EU against antisemitism and discrimination of all kinds.

Introducing 'Kol Europe' - a new bi-weekly bulletin with European news for Jewish communities

Kol Europe screenshot

Welcome to 'Kol Europe' - the voice of Europe.

In this new bi-weekly bulletin, CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe provides you with European news of particular concern to Jewish communities. We focus on the latest policy and institutional developments that can have an impact on the creation of an inclusive Europe where Jews and everyone can live securely to their fullest potential.

Know what a hate crime is? Watch the video

Prefer to watch the subtitled version of this video? If so, visit 'Do you know what a hate crime is?' (subtitled)

Dutch soccer fans chant about burning Jews, SS ancestry

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — Fans of a Dutch soccer club chanted anti-Semitic slogans about the Holocaust during a match against an Amsterdam club.

The chants were documented on Sunday at Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht, a city situated 40 miles southeast of the Dutch capital Amsterdam, during an honor division match between Amsterdam’s Ajax team and FC Utrecht, the De Telegraaf daily reported.

Das Bild der anderen

Jüdischer und muslimischer Coach: Stéphanie Lecesne (l.) und Khalissa El Abbadi © Tobias Müller

Eine jüdische Initiative lud zu einem Workshop über Antisemitismus und Islamophobie
Wie geht man gegen Stereotype und Vorurteile vor? Als Erstes, finden die Trainerinnen Stéphanie Lecesne und Khalissa El Abbadi, muss man sich mit den Klischees im eigenen Kopf auseinandersetzen. Und weil man sich derer zuerst einmal bewusst werden muss, fängt die Konfrontation damit an einem ruhigen Konferenzort an: in der Bibliothek der liberalen jüdischen Gemeinde in Amsterdam – eine passende Umgebung für intensive Diskussionen.

Spanish soccer star cited for condemning racism in sports

Samuel Eto'o Fils

(JTA) — A prominent European group promoting tolerance honored one of Spain’s leading soccer stars for his efforts to curb racism in sports.

The European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation said it was giving its third European Medal of Tolerance to Samuel Eto’o Fils, a Cameroon-born player and three-time Champions League winner. Eto’o received Spanish citizenship in 2007.

Eto’o, who has condemned racism in sports publicly, was scheduled to receive the honor at a ceremony on Monday in London’s Kensington Palace, the council said in a statement.

Verhuizen naar Israël doe je uit liefde, niet uit angst

Full artice (c) NRC Handelsblad

Antisemitisme. De terreuraanslagen in Parijs, Brussel en Kopenhagen vestigen de aandacht op een breder probleem: het groeiende antisemitisme in Europa. Maar dat is voor Europese Joden nog geen reden om massaal naar Israël te verhuizen.
Eerst Brussel, toen Parijs en nu ook Kopenhagen. Binnen acht maanden waren in Europa drie dodelijke terreuracties tegen Joodse doelen, die in totaal negen levens eisten. En dan was er nog de aanval op een Joodse school in Toulouse, in 2012, waarbij drie kinderen en een rabbijn omkwamen.

Facing Facts! gives significant boost to the cooperation among civil society, government and international organisations to combat hate crimes in Europe

Facing Facts Forward

Brussels 5th March 2015
Eighty-five representatives of civil society, governments, law enforcement, national prosecution offices and international organisations from 19 European countries convened in Brussels for the two-day "Facing Facts Forward - European Conference for a victim centered approach to tackling hate crimes

The conference aimed to identify practical steps to foster and stimulate long lasting partnership among the key stakeholders to improve national monitoring systems and to encourage victims to report.

Press release: CEJI appeals to European political leaders to visit synagogues in reaction to terror

© independent.co.uk

CEJI condemns the deadly attacks in Copenhagen this weekend, against the synagogue and against the free speech forum at a café. This double punch approach to terrorism copies that which occurred in Paris last month with the attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the Kosher supermarket. It highlights that anti-Semitism is infused with extremist ideologies which aim to destroy the values of democracy, diversity and human rights.

CEJI Director quoted in Italy's most read news magazine 'Panorama'

CEJI Director quoted in Italian magazine 'Panorama'

In reaction to the news that Portugal has decided to grant citizenship to descendants of persecuted Jews - a legal change which means that Sephardic Jews, whose ancestors were expelled in the 15th century, can now apply for dual nationality, Italian news magazine Panorama ran a piece that quoted CEJI Director Robin Sclafani:

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 - photo gallery

Upcoming activities

Generate – For a Jewish Life Built On Everyone’s Contribution!

Generate – For a Jewish Life Built On Everyone’s Contribution!

| 07/05/2015 - 11:30 | Budapest
A Classroom of Difference (TM)

A Classroom of Difference

| 10/05/2015 - 11:00 | Prague, Czech Republic
Reconciling Religion, Gender & Sexual Orientation

Reconciling Religion, Gender & Sexual Orientation

| 17/05/2015 (All day) | Brussels, Belgium
Subscribe to CEJI RSS