FRA Survey of Antisemitism in Europe: The Results
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How is Jewish people’s perception of antisemitism different in Eastern and Western European countries?
The Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) is a London-based research institute and think tank. It specializes in contemporary Jewish affairs, with a particular focus on Jews in Britain and across Europe. In the spring of 2018 the Institute conducted a survey for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) of Jewish people’s perceptions and experiences of antisemitism in thirteen EU Member States. At that time, Richard Goldstein, JPR’s Director of Operations, spoke with us about the Institute, and the survey.
The study, which is the largest of its kind ever to take place in Europe, covers the Jewish populations of 13 Member States where over 96% of the EU’s estimated Jewish population live. The countries include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Over 16,000 Jews aged 16 or over took part in the online survey from May to June 2018, and the results were published by the European Commission and FRA on December 10, Human Rights Day.
This week, we are speaking with Dr. Jonathan Boyd, the Executive Director of JPR, about the study.