ENCATE Certificate Program: Current Forms of Antisemitism

KIgA e.V., the Center for Research on Antisemitism (ZfA), and ENCATE call for applications of European educators to the online program “Current Forms of Antisemitism.” Interested candidates are required to send their filled application form and curriculum vitae to emrah.gursel@kiga-berlin.org until April 1, 2021. Please read the program contents and requirements before applying.

Program Description

Through the education program, Current Forms of Antisemitism, participants will

  • attain in-depth knowledge about current forms of antisemitism,
  • develop competencies to identify antisemitism better in its various manifestations,
  • learn about present discussions on antisemitism.

The course participants are educators and multipliers working at educational nonprofits.  The applicants are required to have a multiplier role in addressing antisemitism in the pedagogical field. KIgA and ZfA will select around 15 participants for the program. Candidates from ENCATE member organizations will be prioritized, but the program is also open to other relevant candidates.

The online course consists of 1,5-2 hour long webinars.

Instructors are selected from distinguished academic institutions and nonprofit organizations (see below).

The working language is English, but the assignments could be in a different language if approved.

An online program on antisemitism for European educators

It is a free-of-charge opportunity for educators and academics to delve into current issues of antisemitism together.

Program Requirements

In order to successfully complete the course, the participants are expected

  • to attend at least 70% of the webinars,
  • read the required material, and
  • hand in all of the assignments.

The final assignment will be producing a piece/content about antisemitism (e.g., blog post.).

Calender

March-April: Applications & Enrollment
20 April – 24 June: Webinars
July: Assignment Deadline and Closing

Webinars Schedule

All webinars will be on a Tuesday or Thursday at 16.00–18.00 CEST. There might be some unforeseen changes in dates or hours. Deadline for Final Assignment: 24 July

April May June
20 April 4 May 1 or 3 June
22 April 13 May 8 June
29 April 20 May 15 June
17 June
22 June
24 June
Deadline for the Final Assignment: 24 July

Topics

  • Introduction: Definition and Current Issues of Antisemitism
  • Roots: Anti-Judaism
  • Classical Antisemitism and Right-Wing Extremism
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Antisemitism on the Left
  • Secondary Antisemitism and Holocaust Distortion
  • Intersections of antisemitism, Islamophobia, and racism in Germany
  • Israeli-related Antisemitism
  • Online Hate and Role of Social Media
  • Nationalism and Competitive Victimhood in Eastern Europe
  • Working with Antisemitic Artifacts
  • International Education Policies against Antisemitism

Instructors

Academic Coordinator

  • Dr. Juliane Wetzel
    Center for Research on Antisemitism, TU Berlin

Program Coordinator

  • Emrah Gürsel
    Director of International Partnerships, KIgA e.V