EU plans survey on Euro antisemitism

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

The European Union has commissioned a major investigation into antisemitism by the London-based Institute for Jewish Research (JPR).

An online survey, which will be carried out by Ipsos MORI, will gather evidence on the experience of antisemitism throughout nine EU countries.

Jon Boyd, executive director of JPR, which will be collaborating with experts in Israel and Europe, said: “It is clear to all observers of contemporary Jewish life that antisemitism continues to be a major preoccupation and worry in Jewish communal circles. If it is ever to be effectively tackled, it is essential to have shared, reliable data…

“This is an important and unique opportunity for thousands of European Jews to share their experiences and voice their concerns with policy makers.”

The nine countries are Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Sweden and the UK.

Last updated: 2:24pm, May 31 2012