Antisemitism and Immigration in Western Europe Today: is there a connection? Findings and recommendations from a five-nation study

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London in partnership with Foundation ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and Future’ (EVZ) Hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism supported by the Antisemitism Policy Trust

Event Information and Booking

23rd April, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 2JR
David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London and expert panel: Belgium - Marco Martiniello and Muriel Sacco; France - Nonna Mayer and Elodie Druez; Netherlands - Leo Lucassen and Annemarike Stremmelaar; Germany - Mathias Berek; United Kingdom - Ben Gidley

This Symposium will present the findings and recommendations of a major study into immigration and antisemitism in Western Europe, which will be published on Monday 23 April.

The study, commissioned by the Foundation EVZ, Berlin, examines the claim that migrants from the Middle East and North Africa bring antisemitism with them to the continent. It draws on research conducted in five countries: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss, with an international panel of experts, the findings and recommendations which emerge from the study. It will ask: what are the main sources of antisemitism in Western Europe today? What, in this context, is the impact of recent immigration from the Middle East and North Africa? And where should our priorities lie in combating antisemitism now and in the future?

Expert panel:

  • Belgium: Marco Martiniello and Muriel Sacco, Centre d’Etudes de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations, Université de Liège
  • France: Nonna Mayer and Elodie Druez, Centre d’études européennes et de politique comparée de Sciences Po and Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  • Netherlands: Leo Lucassen and Annemarike Stremmelaar, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam and Leiden University
  • Germany: Mathias Berek, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Technische Universität Berlin
  • United Kingdom: David Feldman and Ben Gidley, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

The full set of reports for the study is available to download here

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