European Antisemitism Survey
4 Sep 2012 by CST
Your Chance to Have Your Say
The European Union is currently conducting a survey about antisemitism in the UK and eight other European countries. They are eager to hear directly from Jews about their thoughts and experiences regarding antisemitism, and how big or small an impact antisemitism has on their life. You can complete the survey by clicking here.
The purpose of the survey is to better understand how antisemitism impacts on the life experiences of Jews. It is being conducted by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) and Ipsos MORI on behalf of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). CST is conducting part of the research for JPR, monitoring how antisemitism and related issues are treated in the mainstream media.
You may receive requests to complete surveys on a regular basis, but we would urge you to act on this one in particular. The EU intends to use the data to inform its policy in the future, and will be encouraging national governments and Jewish communities to do likewise. This is undoubtedly a very important exercise, and it is vital that as many Jews as possible fill it in. Completing this survey is one small way you can play your part in helping to tackle antisemitism.
The outcome of the survey will provide important evidence to EU and national policy makers, as well as organisations working within Jewish and wider civil society, to ensure that the rights of Jewish people are respected, protected and fulfilled across the EU. For further details click here.
Just be aware that in order to participate you need to be Jewish, at least 16 years old, and currently living in one of the nine participating countries - Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Sweden and the UK. The survey is interested in the views of all people who consider themselves Jewish, on any grounds (this could be based on religion, culture, upbringing, ethnicity, parentage or any other basis). Critical to the success of this survey is making sure that as wide a range of people as possible take part; this will make sure that all voices are heard and the perceptions and experiences of Jews in your country and across Europe are better understood.