European Youth Forum adopts motion on antisemitism

The European Youth Forum, Europe’s biggest youth body, passed a motion on combatting Antisemitism, which among other things adopts the IHRA working definition during its General Assembly in Novi Sad, Serbia.

The motion, titled Combatting Antisemitism: Young People’s responsibility, was co-sponsored by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), the Austrian National Youth Council (OJV), the British National Youth Council (BYC), the German National Youth Council (DNK), the Young European Federalists (JEF) and the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN).

By accepting the motion, the European Youth Forum:

  •  Adopts the IHRA working definition of antisemitism;
  • Commits to address instances of antisemitism among lay leadership, secretariat an member organizations; 
  • Encourages all its 41 National Youth Councils and 63 International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations to adopt and apply the IHRA working definition of antisemitism; 
  • Commits to provide opportunities for educational trainings on antisemitism to member organizations;
  • Encourages alliances in youth organizations be it value based, youth branches of the political parties or national youth councils.

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. It is the biggest youth body in the world and represents 104 youth organisations, which bring together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe.

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