French government presents its new plan to fight antisemitism

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne presented a new plan to fight against racism, antisemitism and discrimination.

Led by Isabelle Rome, Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, this four-year plan is in line with the previous plan, proposed by Edouard Philippe in 2018 and deployed until 2020.

The plan is the result of several months of consultation between the government – ​​fifteen ministers took part in the discussions –, thirty-five associations, representatives of memorial sites, with the support of the Defender of Rights, the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights of Human Rights and the interministerial delegation to the fight against racism, antisemitism and anti-LGBT hatred. 

A total of 80 measures will be proposed, articulated around five axes: naming the reality of racism, antisemitism and discrimination, measuring this phenomenon, better educating and training, sanctioning the perpetrators and supporting the victims.

Among the key measures, a visit linked to history or that of a place of memory should be compulsory for each student during their schooling. Training on these issues should also be strengthened, whether for teachers and school staff, civil servants, sports educators as well as volunteers for the 2024 Olympic Games.


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