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News announcement31 January 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Call for participants: RAN Communications and Narratives meeting on ‘Antisemitism as a part of almost all extremist ideologies and narratives’

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This is an online meeting that will take place on 29 and 30 March (both afternoon) 2022

For the RAN C&N Working Group meeting on ‘Antisemitism as a part of almost all extremist ideologies and narratives’, we are looking for first-line practitioners, communications experts and academics who are familiar or have experience with the topic of antisemitism in relation to different extremist ideologies or conspiracy narratives.

We are also looking for participants who would like to actively contribute to the meeting by speaking in a panel or chairing a break-out session.

As the history and contemporary forms of antisemitism differ across Europe, we encourage people from all EU Member States to reply to this call.

Topic of the meeting

Antisemitism is present in almost all current extremist ideologies, ranging from left-wing, right-wing to Islamist extremism, as well as in many conspiracy narratives. Therefore, we want to dedicate a C&N Working Group meeting to explore this topic and look for ways to address it within the field of P/CVE.

The meeting will first place (the rise of) contemporary antisemitism in a historical perspective, providing context to subsequent discussion on how antisemitism relates to and manifests itself across different extremist ideologies and conspiracy narratives. The meeting will also explore how antisemitic tropes, narratives and symbols can be recognised, and will seek to identify potential ways to address antisemitism both online and offline.

The meeting builds on the outcomes of previous RAN meetings and papers on this topic:

Questions that will be discussed during the meeting include, but are not limited to:

  • What are the historical root causes of contemporary antisemitism?
  • How does antisemitism manifest itself across different extremist ideologies? What are their key similarities and differences?
  • What consequences or implications does this have for P/CVE work? Does this differ depending on the extremist ideology (for example left-wing, right-wing, Islamist)?
  • How does antisemitism present itself in different conspiracy narratives?
  • How can elements of antisemitism be recognised online and offline?

Call for participants

If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please answer the questions in this form.

If you are interested in contributing to this meeting either by speaking at the event or leading a break-out session, please indicate this in the final questions of the form.

Deadline

Please fill in the form by 25 February at the latest. We will invite participants (and contributors) based on the answers given in the survey.

Please keep in mind that we can only invite a limited number of participants to this meeting to ensure valuable exchange and interaction, so participation is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Alwyn Voogd or Rik Scheele (RAN Practitioners Staff).

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Publication date
31 January 2022
Author
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs