Result Report for Fighting antisemitism, racism and xenophobia now!

EWC is pleased to publish the 2021-2024 Result Report for the project “Fighting antisemitism, racism and xenophobia now!”

Across Europe, democracy is challenged. There has been a surge in support for populist and anti-democratic movements in recent years. In some countries, these movements have already seized power, while in others, similar forces have gained traction both within and outside the political arena. Witnessing such developments, the project “Fighting antisemitism, xenophobia and racism now” was developed to address these rising challenges.

Through participatory activities and discussions, students from upper secondary schools have been empowered to be active citizens of today’s diverse society. The project has strengthened the participants’ willingness and skill to combat hate speech, racism and xenophobia, and to promote respect and inclusion.

In addition, conducting the workshops on the historical sites of the 2011 terror attacks in Norway and the Warsaw Ghetto, has enabled participants to reflect on the links between historical events and contemporary challenges. Each year, six upper secondary schools have participated in the program.

The project “Fighting antisemitism, xenophobia and racism now” has been designed and implemented jointly by The European Wergeland Centre and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The project, which has lasted from 2021-2024, is funded by the EEA and Norway Grants.