Antisemitism in Austria - Initiative to Reverse Worrying Trends

More+Events ♦ Published: May 3, 2019; 10:19 ♦ (Vindobona)

As the Jewish community in Austria reports growing concerns about the rise of antisemitism, at the invitation of the FRA - EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, local and EU policymakers, Jewish community organisations and civil society met to discuss how to combat this worrying trend.

A recent survey on perceptions of antisemitism showed that more than 70% of Austrians feel that people are not well informed about the history and customs of Jewish people. Picture: Memorial for the Austrian Jewish victims of the Shoah at Judenplatz. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Bwag [CC BY-SA 4.0 (]

Recent research among Europe’s Jewish community, published by FRA in December 2018, shows that across the EU people reported that antisemitism was on the rise.

The survey on experiences and perceptions of antisemitism covered 12 EU Member States and surveyed 16,500 individuals.

“The Fundamental Rights Agency’s survey on antisemitism in the EU shows that not only…