Reflections on Tackling Prejudice and Polarisation

Understanding and tackling Antisemitism and Islamophobia in relation to the discourse around the topic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – ENCATE Lunch talk on August 28, presented by Sharon Booth, Founder & Director Solutions not Sides.

ENCATE starts a series of lunch talks

On Friday, the 26th of June, ENCATE kicked off a series of lunch talks with a contribution about peer education and the difficulties faced during the Covid-19 crisis by a member of the steering committee, Jos Heijhuurs from Diversion. He elaborated on the process, challenges, and lessons learned in digitalizing peer education projects.

Study visit to the USHMM

The virtual study visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 12, 2020 was a special moment for ENCATE. This was the very first activity where we could act together as a single organization, as our just recently formalized network ENCATE. In this interaction with the USHMM, we did not represent just our individual organizations – every time we spoke we spoke for our joint network, too. This just might be one of the main benefits off joining forces in a united network: having the strength of a group while maintaining the identity as a grass-root civil society organizations.

The fact that ENCATE is a multicolored mosaic of independent non governmental member organisations of hands-on practitioners in the field of countering antisemitism, from various parts of Europe with the same, similar and very different experiences, needs and challenges to overcome, however strange it might sound, makes ENCATE actually the first of a kind.

A new network is emerging

European Network – Countering Antisemitism through Education (ENCATE) organized its first Network Meeting between October 23 and 25, 2019, in Berlin. As KIgA, the initiator of the Network, we hosted the representatives of 20 civil society organizations from 13 European countries, which conduct, among many, educational programs against antisemitism.