EJC Vice-President and Director of European Affairs attended the 15th EU-Israel High-Level seminar in Brussels

EJC Vice President Raya Kalenova and EJC Director of European Affairs Ariella Woitchik participated in the 15th EU-Israel High-Level Seminar on combating racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism that took place in the European Commission in Brussels.

The EU-Israel Seminar is a unique forum that since 2007 has brought together European and Israeli authorities, civil servants, policymakers, experts, international organisations and non-governmental organisations to discuss best practices and innovative measures to combat antisemitism and other forms of hatred.

Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas gave his opening remarks alongside Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz in which they called to fight antisemitism firmly all over the world. 

The discussion of the 15th EU-Israel Seminar focused on the alarming spike of antisemitism after October 7 and its impact on Jewish communities in Europe. Several experts raised new challenges in the fight against antisemitism, both online and offline, including the use of artificial intelligence and coded language to spread hatred.

Ambassador of Israel to the EU and NATO, Haim Regev and Katharina von Schnurbein, EC Coordinator on the fight against antisemitism and fostering Jewish life, concluded the seminar.