Inputs to a comprehensive antisemitism index

Action and Protection League commissioned the European Antisemitism Survey to learn on the prevalence of antisemitic attitudes among the European population as a whole, and  on a country-by-country basis across Europe. The research is based on responses to 70 questions and follow up interviews of 1,000 individuals in 16 EU countries with significant Jewish communities: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Having analyzed other available resources on antisemitism in Europe, including data on Jew’s perceived safety (FRA’s Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism) and antisemitic incidents, APL proposes to create a unified, integrated antisemitism index. We can draw from such a sensitive indicator the future conclusions in picking best practices in education, research, legislation and security.

APL for now, as a first step, has created a new comprehensive antisemitism database that integrates existing research and antisemitic hate crime reports from Jewish communities across Europe.

This map and database presents information on each country’s antisemitic prejudices, relations with Israel and Holocaust remembrance initiatives. They analyze the well-being and perceived safety of members of each country’s Jewish communities, and chronicle verbal and physical antisemitic hate crimes committed in each country.