ENCATE Stakeholder Meeting 2020
“Countering Antisemitism through Education”
Online, November 4, 2020
We evaluate the 2020 regarding education addressing antisemitism, together with other practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders.
Unquestionably, the COVID-19 pandemic will top the list of events
on any almanac of 2020. It had severe effects on daily life, workplace,
economy, politics, and health.
As the civil organizations in ENCATE, we also face significant challenges in our educational work addressing antisemitism and bias.
Besides the challenges of not working in-person with our constituencies, the social issues we tackled turned more complicated –this year bore insane plots like a sinister plan to implant microchips using vaccines. Of course, the same old antisemitic tropes increasingly got their share.
This meeting will be an opportunity to approximate the educational praxis and policies about antisemitism and emphasize the role of ENCATE as a vital partner representing civil society organizations in more than 12 European countries.
Here there are some questions
we seek answers to:
• Which challenges have we been facing in our educational programs
against antisemitism and prejudice? What have we learned?
• Are there any growing trends in antisemitism that we need to put
in the spotlight?
• What are the recent steps of European and international organizations addressing antisemitism? How can we make better use of
them and urge national authorities to support and facilitate educational programs and civil society?
• How can we converge educators’ realities with high-level strategies?
• What are the trends in online hate? What does the last decision of IT companies banning Holocaust denial and promotion of QAnon mean for our work against antisemitism?
• How should we improve our digital work countering antisemitism? What do we have to unlearn and learn newly?
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WHO WE ARE
The European Network – Combatting Antisemitism through Education was established by Kreuzberg Initiative against Antisemitism (KIgA e.V.) as an informal platform for learning and exchange in May 2019. ENCATE strengthens the capacity and visibility of non-governmental organizations employing education to address antisemitism. We understand education as an essential tool to counter antisemitism and connect organizations that have programs in the context of formal, informal, or non-formal education. More on encate.eu