Symposium: Anti-Semitism in the European Union


Thursday, November 20, 2014 16:00 to 18:00

Symposium: Anti-Semitism in the European Union


“Anti-Semitism in the European Union”

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invite you to a symposium on anti-Semitism in the European Union.

The spike of anti-Jewish incidents over the course of this summer was unfortunately not an isolated phenomenon. Many Jewish communities in Europe have reported over the years a rise in verbal and physical violence against them. Most shocking were of course the 2012 murders of three Jewish school children in Toulouse and this June's murders in the Jewish Museum in Brussels. At the same time, we are witnessing in parts of Europe the resurgence of the extreme right. Openly racist and anti-Semitic parties, such as Jobbik in Hungary and Golden Dawn in Greece, have scored significant political victories.

The panel will discuss the different causes and sources of the increase in anti-Semitism and suggest possible policy answers. Ample time will be allocated for participants to engage in the discussion in the Q&A session.


Welcome and opening remarks

Dr. Stefan Gehrold

Director, European Office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung



Chiara Adamo

Head of Unit, Fundamental Rights and Rights of the Child, DG Justice, European Commission

Katerina Vyzvaldova

Seconded National Expert, Equality and Citizens' Rights Department, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Haras Rafiq

Managing Director, Quilliam Foundation, London


Daniel Schwammenthal

Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute

Date and time

Date and time

Thursday, November 20, 2014
10:00 - 12:00 EST
15:00 - 17:00 WET
16:00 - 18:00 CET
17:00 - 19:00 EET


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Avenue D’Yser, 11
1000 Brussels