Fostering Inclusive Memory Practices: Insights from the Holocaust Remembrance and Muslim Belonging Workshop

On June 7, ENCATE brought together professionals at NS-Doku München to explore Muslim belonging and German remembrance practices.

Empowering Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Antisemitism and Discrimination

We interviewed Oana Nestian-Sandu to gain insight into the benefits of interdisciplinary approaches to countering discrimination. During the interview, Oana discussed the importance of a human rights approach to Holocaust education. She explained how this approach can help students connect the past with the present and recognize dangerous patterns in today’s world.

How We Can Create Safe and Brave Educational Spaces to Discuss Difficult Issues

Many controversial and difficult issues have come up in our social discourse in the last few years, from Brexit to identity politics. Teachers have a responsibility to provide an impartial and safe space for young people to discuss and learn about such issues and make up their own minds, but this is not an easy task when emotions are running high. The first thing that needs to be acknowledged and addressed before a process of listening and exchanging opinions can be undertaken is the strong negative emotion that impedes this process. 

Funding Opportunity: ENCATE Launches Bilateral Exchanges Program

ENCATE invites European nonprofit organizations to apply for support to organize job shadowing exchanges. Job shadowing is a type of learning mobility in which participants gain firsthand experience during a short stay at a host organization.

An Activist’s Perspective on Human Rights Challenges in Slovakia

We conducted a thought-provoking interview with Peter Weisenbacher, founder of the Human Rights Institute, a new ENCATE member, in which he candidly shared his experiences navigating the increasingly challenging landscape for human rights defenders in Slovakia, addressing issues ranging from online hate to systemic racism against the Roma minority and the aftermath of a tragic shooting.

ENCATE Introduces New Steering Committee

The ENCATE network announced its new Steering Committee following an internal election process to guide the network in 2024-25. As outlined in the announcement, three seasoned members from the previous committee, Ali Amla, Anna Zielińska and Dr. Juliane Wetzel will continue their impactful work, joined by two new members, Murilo Cambruzzi of the CDEC Foundation and Tamas Buchler of the Haver Foundation.

Empowering Unity: ENCATE’s 2023 Highlights

2023 is ending, and while the recent and ongoing events have been incredibly difficult, we want to share some of our highlights and achievements this year. In our field of countering antisemitism, we are now called to rise to the occasion and work harder than ever for the safety and acceptance of all members of our societies.

Applications for Current Forms of Antisemitism 2023 Now Accepted

KIgA e.V., the Center for Research on Antisemitism (ZfA), and ENCATE call for applications of European educators to the blended course “Current Forms of Antisemitism.”

The Intersection of Queerphobia and Antisemitism

Daniel Heller discussed the challenges faced by Queer Jewish people in different contexts in our 26th Lunch Talk.

Echos of Reflexivity: A Regional Workshop in Barcelona

On April 28th, CEJI and ENCATE held a regional workshop in Barcelona called “Echoes of Reflexivity.” The event generated lively discussions among participants from Jewish organizations and groups working to combat antisemitism.