The Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs will fund eight new projects to fight against antisemitism in the state.
“Antisemitism has no place in Saxony or any other part of the world,” said Social Affairs Minister Petra Köpping in a speech in Dresden.
According to the statement, the projects will pursue different approaches – from dealing with conspiracy myths to enabling argumentative resistance.
The projects are to be funded with up to 40,000 euros per year until the end of 2024.
“As long as we have to deal with antisemitic words, actions and acts of violence, we will stand up against them,” said Köpping.
In the 2023/24 double budget, an additional 200,000 euros are available for the state programme “Weltoffenes Sachsen” (Open-minded Saxony) to support projects that, among other things, develop approaches to reduce antisemitism.
The state programme “Weltoffenes Sachsen” (Open-minded Saxony) supports projects that strengthen democratic culture and the free democratic basic order in Saxony.