Addressing anti‐Semitism through education: A policy guide - Experts meeting

When, local time: 
Thursday, 13 July 2017 -
9:00am to 4:15pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Working group/Expert Meeting

UNESCO and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will bring together 50 experts, international organizations representatives, education officials and UNESCO national delegates to a meeting on effective approaches and pedagogies to address antisemitism. The participants will discuss the development of a guide for policy makers to respond to anti-Semitism through education.

International and national stakeholders have developed in the past years comprehensive approaches to respond to the challenge of contemporary anti-Semitism. Introducing the issue in education systems and addressing it in the classrooms remain however challenges for policy-makers and educators. The meeting, gathering representatives of approximately 30 Member States, will serve to discuss effective practices, policies and pedagogies, and identify gaps and opportunities to address anti-Semitism through education. The meeting will explore ongoing discussions relating to how anti-Semitism is defined and what its contemporary manifestations are, and highlight the educational contexts in which it is better addressed, such as through global citizenship education. Participants will also be invited to provide feedback on the draft outline of the policy guide being developed by the ODIHR and UNESCO. This initiative is part of the OSCE project “Turning words into action to address anti-Semitism”.