EU Agency To Launch Major Survey of Anti-Semitism in 2018

Anti_Semitism_survey.pngThe European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will conduct a major survey in 2018 to investigate discrimination and hate crime against Jews in EU countries, the agency announced Wednesday.

“Antisemitism remains a grave worry across Europe despite repeated efforts to stamp out these age-old prejudices,” said FRA director Michael O’Flaherty.

This is the agency’s second survey of discrimination and hate crime toward Jews and is set to be more extensive than the last. Jews in 13 EU member states will be invited to take part in the survey from mid-2018. The countries slated to be involved are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

“This repeat survey gives Jews in Europe the chance to share their concerns, and policy-makers valuable feedback on how their efforts to curb antisemitism have progressed and importantly what still remains to be done,” said O’Flaherty.

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