More and more statistics are showing that since the turn of the century there has been an increase in the number of violent antisemitic incidents worldwide.
The Jewish populations are affected each year, being subject to physical violence, insults, harassment, attacks against property, and the desecration of places of worship and cemeteries, all over Europe. In recent years, the most violent expressions of antisemitic hatred have once again risen to the point of becoming commonplace in Europe and beyond.
What does the youth think about this hatred and how are they acting against antisemitism in Europe? During our previous European Cafés, we saw the impact of the far-right movements and parties on the continent, how fake news is supporting their cause and how different vulnerable groups are facing discrimination all over Europe. After talking about the role of women in countering extremism and radicalisation, we want to reflect upon the rise of antisemitism in Europe and how young people can combat the acts of hate related to it.
🙌 Join us on the 5th of May, at 17:00 CEST (Brussels Time), during the European Café #5: Saying No to Anti-Semitism & Hate: Youth Confronting the Rise of Antisemitism in Europe, by registering here: https://forms.gle/13aqqxkjV3LMfumg7.
🔹 What is the European Café?
This is an event where the participants have the opportunity to discuss a relevant topic about the present and future of Europe, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
The speaker (s) will first introduce the selected topic, followed by an engaging debate where anyone participating can share their opinion and discuss certain controversies or recommendations, based on the presentation made or external resources.
The purpose of the event is to bring together young people with different backgrounds and opinions, passionate about the given topic, about the issues concerning the future of Europe.
The language of the event will be English.
The event is organised by the DO ONE BRAVE THING project, as part of The Shaping the Future of Europe Initiative which aims to bring together European youth, youth organisations and CSOs addressing polarisation, radicalisation, youth civic engagement and participation.