New NOA project brings WJC and other major Jewish organizations together to tackle antisemitism in positive motion

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New NOA project brings WJC and other major Jewish organizations together to tackle antisemitism in positive motion

NOA - Networks Overcoming Antisemitism, launched its coalition of major Jewish organizations on 1 February, aiming to offer a pioneering approach to tackling the problem of rising antisemitism in Europe. 

The World Jewish Congress has joined this unique partnership of major Jewish networks, which will evaluate EU Member States’ policies across various arenas, including education, culture, and security, and help them to develop holistic national action plans to address and prevent antisemitism.

An online hub of good practices and resources, to be published on http://noa-project.eu/ later this year, will support Member States in the implementation of their action plans. Accompanied by various social, cultural and educational activities across the EU, the project outputs will be further multiplied via the partnership and their networks.

  • Anti-bias trainings and teaching tools will be disseminated to public authorities, schools, communities and sport clubs.
  • Cultural events celebrating pluralisms and promoting dialogue will be initiated by Jewish cultural institutions.
  • Social media campaigns will shed light on the positive contributions of European Jewry to wider communities where they live.
  • Stakeholder workshops amongst policy-makers will help to develop and evaluate national action plans.

The word ‘noa’ means ‘in motion’ in Hebrew, reflecting a positive movement towards a society where Jewish life will flourish and antisemitism will be curtailed. Together, the partners represent 756 national affiliates.

Coordinator: CEJI-A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe

Project Partners:

  • B’nai B’rith Europe
  • The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ)
  • European Union of Jewish Students
  • European Union for Progressive Judaism
  • World Jewish Congress

This project was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
(2014-2020) and will run for two years.

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