In a comparative and transnational perspective we will
be searching for European commonalities and patterns across the nation states
and ask to what degree joint European counter-measures can be developed and
implemented successfully. Complementarily, we will investigate the regional and
national specifities in the resurgence of antisemitism.
For primarily historical
reasons antisemitic attitudes, expressions and actions as well as civil
society’s awareness of the destructive forces of antisemitism can vary
As much as we need to understand antisemitism as a challenge to
European values and democracy in general we also need to take into account the diverging
political, socio-economic, and cultural conditions across the European nation
states in order to find locally appropriate and acceptable concepts to tackle it.