The Institute for Jewish Policy Research and FRA Antisemitism Survey
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What differences are there between the FRA antisemitism survey that was conducted in 2012 and the one that is in progress now?
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.
JPR’s work is driven by a central principle: everything they do should support Jewish community planning and development. They are regularly commissioned to conduct research for charities, foundations and governmental institutions in the UK and across Europe. Recent commissions have included projects examining aspects of contemporary Jewish identity, charitable giving, Jewish education, social care and welfare, media consumption, synagogue membership and Jewish school development.
On their website you can access JPR’s publications, based on results of their own research, as well as the European Jewish Research Archive, with more than 2000 items from different sources.
Their Jewish Europe section is an interactive map that includes all kinds of information about Europe’s Jewish populations, including key data and core information on 40 countries, with cross references to publications and archival material about them.
FRA ANTISEMITISM SURVEY
JPR is currently working with Ipsos, the global research agency, to conduct a survey of Jewish people’s perceptions and experiences of antisemitism on behalf of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The survey is taking place in 13 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
The survey is designed to provide key data for politicians and civil servants working at a European, national and local level, as well as Jewish community leaders across Europe. It is the second time the survey has taken place; the first survey, conducted in 2012, generated data that was used to inform the IHRA definition of antisemitism and to establish an office within the European Commission dedicated to the combating of antisemitism.
JPR WOULD LIKE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY, WHICH IS AVAILABLE ONLINE, SO IF YOU ARE JEWISH AND LIVE IN ONE OF THE COUNTRIES INCLUDED, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.
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